The Mud

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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I Cannot Believe I …

“I can’t believe I said that!” An unkind word. A boisterous boast. In a moment of anger, a curse word. A tidbit of gossip. A flirtatious quip.“I can’t believe I actually did that.” Went to a bar. Got drunk. Used drugs. Was unfaithful to my spouse. Ratted out a friend....

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Like a Roaring Leopard

"Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour." 1 Peter 5:8The unnamed woman in Charlestown, Indiana, was sure an animal was harassing the pets in her neighborhood.She was pretty sure the harasser...

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