Investing, Then Divesting

The Surrender

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28 NIV)My job during Sunday morning worship is to care for my infant granddaughter, while my daughter seeks to keep my two year old granddaughter occupied and as quiet as possible,...

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Three Wishes

If fate smiles upon meAnd bestows upon me three wishes,I will wish only for youWithout a second thought.I will wish that you love meThe same way I love you—And that I be found in the centerOf your dreams, the same way you are in mine.If I have you, I have life in...

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Same Old Problem

Henry L. Mencken said it first: "For every complex problem, there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong." Several 7-Eleven stores learned the truth of that statement. According to a NEW YORK TIMES article, a number of the convenience stores had a problem with...

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Don’t Borrow Your Tragedies

During these times of trouble and worry many are finding it difficult to live in the present and be thankful for the daily blessings that are still showered upon us. In the aftermath of our nation's tragedy we go about our day yet, fear and concern cast their black...

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Night Visitor

"Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you." (James 4:8a)A man came unexpectedly to my house one night early in 1969. That was 31 years ago, but I recall his visit as clearly as if it were yesterday. In 1965, I was 40 years old. Having ridden the crest of a long...

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The Storm-Tossed Soul

Are you tossed about on the sea of life?Has the beacon of light disappeared in the fog?Do you feel like the captain sinking along with his ship,Into the depths of some fathomless bog?Candles, that burned bright inside your heart,Are slowly dying extinguishing all...

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