Avoiding Detours

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. ~ Proverbs 3:5-6I turned off the interstate to get gas for my car. I was returning from a speaking engagement and it...

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The Horse Show

I was told the day was perfect, that the gentle breeze was just enough to take the edge off the heat of the afternoon sun. They said the horses' coats shone, their tack glistened, and the riders were well prepared. Even our seats were said to be just right. My husband...

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High Office

I read one time the story of Ambrose, a great figure in Early Church history. He was the Roman governor of Liguria and Aemilia, a great scholar who ruled with such loving care that people were said to regard him as a father. The area's bishop died and discussion arose...

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The Master’s Leash

When I take my dog Katie for a walk, she used to pull on the chain very tightly. She longed to be off the leash. When I let her off the leash to run, she would not come back to me until she was tired, thirsty, and hungry. To me, the most important command to a dog is...

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Lessons From a Hummingbird

I had a day off last week and spent part of it doing some yardwork. After I finished, I went through the garage to get back into the house. But, as I was climbing the stairs, I heard a loud fluttering of wings above me. My first thought was that a large moth or small...

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The Knot’s Got a Name

"Call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me." Psalm 50:15Down in the Keys there is a bait and tackle shop named Captain Hook's. It's crammed full of... fishing 'stuff'. Small signs can be seen on the walls, such as, "I've only got...

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