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The Steps of Life

"The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives." Psalm 37:23 NLTSometimes, steps can lead to uncommon sites.Porter's Creek Trail is a popular trail in the Great Smokey Mountains National Park. The first mile of the trail is a wide...

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Penned for a Purpose

"I don't really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don't do it. Instead, I do what I hate." (Romans 7:15 NLT)He had all the room he needed, but it wasn't enough.I lounged on my grandparents' wraparound porch in Vance, SC, enjoying a summer...

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Following Directions

"Follow Directions But don't just listen to God's word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves." James 1:22 NLT"Well, you told me to call if we got lost."My mom and stepdad were the recipients of a free time-share week in Pigeon Forge,...

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The Mess

Hebrews 12:11 "No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it." NIVWe have horses and goats and horses and goats are good at a lot of things, but one of...

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Bit by Bit

Exodus 4:13 "But Moses said, O Lord, please send someone else to do it." NIVColossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men." NIVDuring the winter months, watering our livestock becomes quite a chore as two 5...

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