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Yes or No?

Genesis 2:15-17: “And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not…

Blizzard Conditions

Have you ever driven in a blizzard?  I was driving in a blizzard recently on my way to a wedding, of all things.  This drive took me down scary highway and frightening roads, including ten miles of either going up a steep hill or going down one.  The visibility was awful, and my wipers kept…

Loving Correction

I was reading Proverbs 3:13-18 recently about the benefits and value of having wisdom.   Read this, and think about what those benefits are: Proverbs 3:13-18: 13 Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. 14 For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof…

New Year’s Excuses

One thing is guaranteed when you make new year’s resolutions: attached to those will be new year’s excuses.  Let’s be honest with ourselves!  It doesn’t mean you have to be defeated by the excuses; you can overcome them and have the victory in reaching your goals.  But I am certain that temptations to quit will…

One-Way Conversations

Do you consider yourself a good communicator? Good communication requires that we speak, but even more importantly, that we listen. It is easy to dominate a conversation if we are not careful. We must be considerate of the other person’s thoughts on any given matter as well. I think that is why I enjoy writing…

Christmas Magic

When we think of the word “magic” we typically think of a magician, tricks, or even demonic forces. However, when we use the word in the context of the “magic of Christmas” we tend to think of Santa’s sleigh ride, mysteriously appearing presents on Christmas morning, eaten cookies left for Santa and disappearing carrots left…

Sowing and Reaping

Have you ever planted a seed? You probably made sure it was planted in good, nourishing soil, and then put it in a window to get the sunshine in needed.  You watered it regularly so the soil could stay moist as the plant drew from it each day.  With excited anticipation you watched it grow,…

There's Nothing Like Going to Church

The church – so amazing how everyone comes with various backgrounds, and yet we are all unified because of Jesus Christ! A friend reminded me that Simon the Zealot hated Rome, and yet Matthew was a tax collector for Rome. And yet they could come together as believers in Christ and be unified because of…

Abiding in Jesus

John 15:4-11: “Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. 5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much…

The Best Grapes

I was eating lunch in my car today, and had one of my favorite radio programs playing: Discover the Word. It plays on our Christian radio station, 104.9 FM at about 12:33 pm or so. The special guest on the program was a breast cancer survivor, and she was giving testimony about how the Lord…