A Clean Heart

"And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually." (Genesis 6:5 KJV)The late Muhammed Ali made a striking statement about the heart in 1978: "The personality of a person,...

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Name or Label?

"The one who conquers will be clothed thus in white garments, and I will never blot his name out of the book of life. I will confess his name before my Father and before his angels." (Revelation 3:5 ESV)Over the years I have acquired various labels: Sales...

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Regrets

"King Herod ... seized John and bound him in prison ... And Herodias had a grudge against him and wanted to put him to death. But she could not, for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he kept him safe. ... But an opportunity came when...

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Change My Heart

"And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh." (Ezekial 36:26 ESV)"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold,...

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God Is Rebuilding Me

"You yourself like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ." (1 Peter 2:5. ESV) "By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established." (Proverbs...

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A Four-Apron Day

"And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; and that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness." (Ephesians 4:23-24 KJV)The morning was chaotic, not much different than any other 1940s morning, having many interruptions. My...

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My Junk Room

A third knock sounded on the old worn door. I stumbled through the dark, tripping over things and making a lot of noise. "Hold on I am coming. Just wait a second" I shouted. I felt along the cold wall and finally found the door handle. Grasping it I flung open the...

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