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Thorn in the Flesh

“Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.” (John 14:21 ESV) I have been wearing a shirt for work during the warmer months. However, each time I...

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The Squash

In an interesting experiment at Amherst College (Massachusetts), a band of steel was secured around a young squash. As the squash grew, it exerted pressure on the steel band. Researchers wanted to know just how strong a squash could be, so they measured the force it...

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Cowboys and Indians

During my childhood, the beautiful Appalachian mountains of Southern West Virginia served as the playground of my friends and me. We were rugged outdoor kids who simply loved adventure. We didn't sit indoors like most kids today, playing video games and surfing the...

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Your New Skipper

We are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh--for if you are living according to the flesh, you must die (Romans 8:12, 13).When I was in the Navy, we called the captain of our ship "the Old Man." Our Old Man was tough and crusty and nobody...

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Choices

He (Moses)chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a short time. Hebrews 11:25 NIVAs I was coming around the bend in our street from walking my son to school, I could see the front window of our house. The sheer...

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From the Rubble

His family had been told that there was no chance of finding their missing boy alive. His body had not yet been discovered after five days of searching in the rubble of the building in which he had been working when the earthquake struck eastern Turkey. The building...

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Confrontation

There was an unusual day in my childhood that I will never forget. It was the day my dad and an animal intruder confronted each other in my grandmother’s farm home. It was not just any animal but one, which no other animal in its right mind would tangle with. I have...

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