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Destruction or Life

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Recently the Lord has focused my attention on a very familiar passage. Before I mention it let me share some introductory thoughts. First of all, I am constantly amazed at how Jesus' teaching is so simple and concise and yet extremely profound. Each day I determine how I will approach living out my faith. Put simply, it is as though I daily stand at an intersection with t...

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Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts?

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The pivotal event in all of history occurred when Jesus conquered death by departing from the tomb in which He was buried. He appears to some women and then to His disciples. Luke 24:1-12 tells us about those events. What is amazing is the next thing He did. I would think that the most strategic thing Jesus could do next would be to appear to as many people as possible to ...

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Parable from the Sea World

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Recently I was reading about lobsters. I learned that lobsters never stop growing. The largest one caught was in Nova Scotia, Canada. It weighed 45 pounds. They are known to live 45 to 50 years. In contrast to the lobster, I thought about starfish (although they technically are not a fish). Some species of starfish canregeneratelost arms and can regrow an entire new limb ...

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I Have an Odor

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https://www.michaeljfox.org/news/stop-and-smell-sebum What an unpleasant thought. Just reading the title brings to the mind an unpleasant sensation. If it is any consolation, I share this odor with approximately a million people in the USA. Permit me to explain. Researchers at the University of Manchester in England are reporting on a biological signature that makes up a...

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INNOVATION

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For the year 2021 we have chosen to focus on innovation as we pursue our essentials to make disciples. Our simple working definition of innovation is Trying Something New. We chose that term considering what we are facing with COVID-19. The author, Mick Murray, explains it this way: "Trying to lead an organization in this increasing VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, and ...

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Prayer Maintenance

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We are all familiar with the notorious light on the dashboard of our vehicles that indicates "maintenancerequired." It could indicate something simple such as the air pressure being low on a tire, or it could besomething complex and costly. Recently the light on my spiritual dashboard came on. It indicated thatmaintenance was required regarding prayer. So I got out the "Ow...

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Post Election Posturing

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We seemed to have survived another Presidential election process. Now we wait to discover the impact. Already reaction is mounting up via social media. One thing is certain; the moral compass of our country continues to drift downward, and no political scheme is going to reverse the situation. The Lord brought to my mind a remarkably simple but profound strategy to counte...

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Parkinsonian Ponderings: Forgiveness Factor

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One of the symptoms of Parkinson's for me is that I will occasionally waken in the middle of the night with my mind racing with ideas. It has become a routine way that the Lord speaks to me. (No, I don't hear a voice) They could also be just my vain imagination or bad pizza, I call them ponderings until I can validate them by the Word and Godly counsel. Please consider and...

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Parkinsonian Ponderings: Splendor and Awe

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Thoughts and insights recalled late at night or wee early in the morning. Please consider and prayerfully help me determine if the pondering is from God or bad pizza and please offer your insights. ...

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Parkinsonian Provocation

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Thoughts and insights recalled late at night or wee early in the morning Please consider and prayerfully help me determine if the pondering is from God or bad pizza. Did you notice the change in the title? Usually I call it "Parkinsonian Pondering" because that is what it usually is: thinking about something carefully, especially before deciding or reaching a conclusion...

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