Please Forgive Me

Luke 17:3-4 – If your brother or sister sins against you, rebuke them; and if they repent, forgive them. Even if they sin against you seven times in a day and seven times come back to you saying "I repent," you must forgive them. (NIV 2011)He was a devious,...

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Resisting the Blame Game

A mother heard the family cat yowl in pain. She knew where to look – she looked for her son, Mike. "Stop pulling the cat's tail, Michael!" She chided."I'm not pulling his tail," the boy retorted. "I'm just standing on it. He's doing the pulling."He, of course, is no...

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Confession: Good for the Soul

Saying "I'm sorry" isn't the easiest thing in the world to do.A recent teacher evaluation reminded me of this. Our headmaster's instructions to the observers were never to score any teacher with the highest ratings in all categories. Doing so eliminates any room for...

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Cobalt-60

"The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the Law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." 1 Corinthians 15:56-57The thieves spotted what appeared to be a really sweet deal.In front of their eyes was an unguarded 2007...

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Daily Bath

"A person who has bathed all over does not need to wash, except for the feet to be entirely clean. And you are clean." John 13:10 NLTAs I sat at my computer writing in the early morning hours, my wife hollered, "Come quickly."Though we live in the city, a few months...

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To Each Accordingly

(Jesus said) "And all the churches will know that I am He who searches mind and heart, and I will give to each of you according to your works." Revelation 2:23 One hundred years ago people stuffed newspaper into their walls to serve as insulation.Newsprint wasn't the...

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