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What We Pass On…

I was lying on my back this morning doing a few light exercises hoping to coax a little more energy into my aging body to face another day. As I was doing them, however, my eyes and mind started to wander. I looked up at an old picture of me and my children back when...

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Ordinary People

“The real tragedy of life is not in being limited to one talent, but in the failure to use the one talent.” (Edgar W. Work)It’s all very well to be impressed by the contributions that are made by the world’s leaders, the great men and women, the five talent people who...

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No Deposit, No Return

"He has identified us as his own by placing the Holy Spirit in our hearts as the first installment that guarantees everything he has promised us." (2 Corinthians 1:22 NLT)They lay alongside the roadside, waiting for a lawnmower to crush them or for some boy to pick...

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The Dilemma

2 Corinthians 8:12 “God wants you to give what you have not what you haven’t.” Living BibleAs the Christmas season approaches and I scan, both the list of people I would like to give gifts to and my bank account balance, it is easy for me to feel discouraged. Perhaps...

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A Note to Mom and Dad

The first hint of what would become my life’s avocation and gift to this world came the night I wrote a note to my Mom and Dad. I was a young teenager and it was the first time I had ever written something that wasn’t a school assignment. That night I just felt a...

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Each New Sunrise

"This is the day the LORD has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it." (Psalm 118:24 NLT)Early morning was his time--and the porch was his place.I didn't understand why my grandfather arose daily at five in the morning. After all, he was a full-time farmer, had no...

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