The Fire Extinguisher

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The Backlash

Matthew 7:3 "Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?" NIV Every morning I clean up the manure in the corral. I use a short rake and a large shovel for picking it up and tossing it into either a...

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The Aspens

Ephesians 3:14-18 “For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell...

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The Scrubbing

"Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, 'Why could we not drive it out?' And He said to them, 'Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, "Move from here...

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The Colt

"Go to the village ahead of you, and as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. If anyone asks you, 'Why are you untying it?' say, 'The Lord needs it.'" (Luke 19:30-31 NIV)Many years ago when finances...

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The Burning

While I was using a bar of my homemade goat soap, I was once again amazed at how such a lovely, gentle cleansing agent comes forth due to using the caustic substance, lye, to produce it.To make the soap I add a considerable amount of lye crystals to slushy goat's...

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The Lettuce

"Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need." (Heb. 4:16 NIV)As I grabbed my ringing telephone, I heard my daughter saying that Frank was in the greenhouse. Dropping the...

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The Tarahne

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28 NIV)My job during Sunday morning worship is to care for my infant granddaughter, while my daughter seeks to keep my two year old granddaughter occupied and as quiet as possible,...

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