First Things First

Just Ask

"Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it!" (John 14:14 NLT)Ask, and you might receive; ask not, and you probably won't.Driving in unfamiliar terrain was once more frightening than it is now. Since there was no Internet, I could not pull up directions on...

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Life Cycles

"For we know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down (that is, when we die and leave this earthly body), we will have a house in heaven, an eternal body made for us by God himself and not by human hands." (2 Corinthians 5:1 NLT)The days of getting up and...

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Friendships’ Benefits

"Welcome [Epaphroditus] in the Lord's love and with great joy, and give him the honor that people like him deserve." (Philippians 2:29 NLT)Both were named Mike, both were good friends, and both had vastly different influences on me.I met the first Mike when I was 15....

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Junking for Jewels

"For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters." (Romans 8:29 NLT)Jewels can sometimes be found among the junk.My wife calls it "junking", and she does it quite...

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Restricted Use

"If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me." (Jeremiah 29:13 NLT)If I didn't pay, I couldn't talk.As my wife and I sat on the front porch of the hundred-year-old home that we rented, we often heard it ring — a pay phone situated next to an old country store...

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The Frustration of the Unknown

"Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done." (Philippians 4:6 NLT)After numerous doctor visits which brought no answers, my wife and I were frustrated.The unknown started after a recent move....

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