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    The things of this world and our physical bodies are temporary and uncertain. Most of us are already taking medicine to patch up the holes in the temporary house in which we live. Despite all the patching we can do, our house (our body) will steadily grow old and become more and more […]

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    There once was a young woman named Emma whose father died after a lengthy illness. He had worked hard all his life and passed on to her a good-sized inheritance. It helped put her through college and raise three young children. When she received the inheritance, she gave 10% of it to her […]

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    Do you ever question God’s purpose and will for your life? Or in your later years, do you wonder if you have accomplished what God wanted you to do? One of the great statements ever made of a person can be found in Luke 2:52, “Jesus grew in wisdom and in stature and […]

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    A soldier once shared with me a wilderness journey he experienced in life. One in which he found a way through and God provided for him. I met him on a military assignment in a southern state. He had been deployed several years earlier and was now preparing for another one. He explained […]

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    The two most common areas of struggle for us are work and relationships. We can all relate to these common everyday struggles. Job 5:7 speaks of this truth when it says, “People are born for trouble as readily as sparks fly up from a fire.” We struggle at times to make a living, […]

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    While traveling through the southeastern state of Virginia recently, I stopped in a quaint little town for lunch. It was a small town with an easy-going spirit. It reminded me of my home town of Jay because of the neighborly friendliness. Even the attendant at the local gas station had a happy face.  […]

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    A little boy was afraid of the dark. One night his mother told him to go out to the back porch and bring her the broom. The little boy turned to his mother and said, “Momma, I don’t want to go out there. It’s dark.”    The mother smiles reassuringly at her son. […]

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    A long time ago, a preacher in an England mission hall noticed a great broad-shouldered sailor come in and sit down in the back of the congregation. After the service was over, the sailor approached one of the ushers and asked, “Do you think the preacher would speak privately with me?”    “Of […]

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    While on a military assignment on the west coast of the United States I had the opportunity to meet and greet several hundred soldiers. One day while making my rounds through the base, I met one young man who had been working a 14-hour shift at his job. I asked him, “It was […]

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    Spring is a time of renewal and can bring refreshing inspirations into our lives. The unexpected inspirations can be the best of all. Years ago, one of those times occurred three days after celebrating Easter with my family. I had military orders to report to an assignment in a northern state. It was […]