Christmas Decisions

"When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord commanded. He brought Mary home to be his wife." Matthew 1:24 NLT She was 17 with one year left in high school and a major life decision before her.Mom was the love of Dad's life. They were introduced by Dad's...

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Hemmed In

"You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me." Psalm 139:5 NIV The fence was there for a purpose-not just for looks.The first house I lived in was situated on two acres of land just outside of town. Gardening and farming had always been in my...

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It Was Perfect Timing

It was three weeks ago that the charge nurse on my mother's floor of the long term care facility in Belgium told me my mom was dying. I immediately began receiving advice from many different, and all well-meaning, people. Some said I should leave for Belgium...

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Keeping in Step With the Spirit

Galatians 5:25 "Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit." (NIV)When I read this verse, it hits me hard, because, as I look back on my life, during so little of it was I aware of the need to keep in step with the Spirit.When I look back at my...

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Life’s Best Choices

"Trust in the LORD and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper." Psalm 37:3 NLT If I made the wrong choice, I'd have to fast the remainder of the day.My wife and I recently began the Weight Watchers eating plan. I've never tried it before, but it's...

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The Mark

Psalm 118:24 "This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." NIV One of the things my dogs learned as we traversed through the beginnings of agility class, is the command to *mark.* The instructor used an overturned flat-bottomed rubber feed...

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