The Red Chair

Balancing Needs

"The apostles returned to Jesus and told Him all that they had done and taught. And He said to them, "Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while." For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. And they went away in the boat to...

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The In-Betwen

"So Joseph bought some linen cloth, took down the body, wrapped it in the linen, and placed it in a tomb cut out of rock. Then he rolled a stone against the entrance of the tomb." (Mark 15:46 NIV)When I was a child, prior to the invention of the Internet, I lived in...

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The Sleigh

I try to get my little granddaughters out for a walk each and every day. The fresh air is good for all of us. It is also a great time to exercise my dogs. In the winter however it is quite difficult as the paths are covered with snow, which is often deep enough to...

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How to Live a Worry-Free Life

Back in 1970, my parents, my brother age 16 and I age 17 dismissed the 100 degree whether on that 4th of July in St. Louis. Our focus was fixed on that important day that would change our lives. We entered the courtroom. A hush filled the air and the huge, red, white...

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Fear

"God incarnate is the end of fear; and the heart that realizes that He is in the midst . . . will be quiet in the midst of alarm."  (F. B. Meyer 1847–1929) In these frightening times when our well-ordered life is beset by trouble, what are we to do?  The...

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Sit Still and Wait Upon the Lord

Job 17:11 - My days have passed, my plans are shattered, and so are the desires of my heart. NIVRomans 5:3,4 - We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and...

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