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The Epiphany

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." (Joshua 1:9 NIV)The dogs were barking insanely, racing along the fence from one end to the other. Frank, my...

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The Bug Spray

"Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path." (Psalm 119:105 NIV)Bugs, bugs, bugs are everywhere this summer: in our hair, in our eyes, in our mouths, in the house, in the car, under our clothes, in the bed. A person just can't get away from them! I have...

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The Check Point

"And now, O Israel, what does the Lord your God ask of you but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul." (Deuteronomy 10:12 NIV)My dog Sophie is such a joy. When we are...

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The Chase

"LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him." (Psalm 28:7 NIV)Frank, my gelding, was feeling frisky.  And when he feels frisky, he looks around for someone to chase. ...

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The Rescue

"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers." (Galatians 6:9-10 NIV)Not long ago,...

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The Truth

"To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, 'If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.'" (John 8:31-32 NIV)Now that spring has sprung and the ice has melted into the earth, the livestock...

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