When the Knot Gets Too Tight

“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” John 8:36The other day I tossed some clothes into the dryer. Shortly afterwards I heard disturbing thumps coming from the laundry room. It sounded as if a shoe was in the dryer. I rushed over to stop the dryer,...

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Like a Roaring Leopard

"Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour." 1 Peter 5:8The unnamed woman in Charlestown, Indiana, was sure an animal was harassing the pets in her neighborhood.She was pretty sure the harasser...

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The Rescue

Isaiah 46:3-4 "Listen to me, O house of Jacob, all you who remain of the house of Israel, you whom I have upheld since you were conceived, and have carried since your birth. Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and...

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Starting Over

During a Sunday-morning worship service, a mother tried everything she could think of — including rewards, scoldings, and threats — to get her fidgety 7-year-old son to be quiet. Nothing worked. Finally, about halfway through the sermon, she leaned over and whispered...

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Stress? Or Refresh?

2 Corinthians 10:5 "We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ." NIVWorking with words has always been a lot of fun and challenge for me. I enjoy their...

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Eating the Forbidden

"So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate. Then the eyes of...

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Devil on the Run

Nothing is more encouraging than when the devil is on the run.Resistance is indispensable when lifting weights and using exercise equipment to build muscles. If too little weight is placed on the bar, muscles aren't challenged to heft it. Current muscle mass may be...

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