High Gates

"Duncan pushed me, Auntie Lyn, for NO REASON at all!"I hadn't witnessed the preceding events personally, but as I looked down at the 7 year old's upturned face, I couldn't help but see the painted-on innocence. "Really," I said. "For no reason at all, Olivia?""No,...

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Tend the World

"The LORD God placed the man in the Garden of Eden to tend and watch over it." (Genesis 2:14 NLT)I thumbed through the pages of the Scout handbook, looking for an activity.As a Cub Scout, my oldest grandson had to complete a number of requirements to receive his first...

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The Mother Dog

"I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. All of us who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you. 16 Only let us live up to...

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Growing Up

As an editorial in the Caledonian-Record of St. Johnsbury, Vermont, put it: "Friday night five teen-age girls at Danville High School became five young adults, and they did so with class." I thought you'd like to know the story.The Friday night in question was January...

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Our Responsibilities

Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind let each of you regard one another as more important than himself (Philippians 2:3).Once when I was pastoring I got a distress call: "Pastor, you better get over here or we're liable to kill each...

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