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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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Hedge of Protection

Job 1:10-11 "Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has? You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land." NIVWe always enjoy our vacations on Skidaway Island in Savannah,Ga. On this...

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What to Do

Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. 1 Peter...

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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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Temptation: Have To? Or Want To?

"Let's get something to drink." The offer disembarked from a deacon's son who attended my church . . . and he wasn't referring to a soft drink.My consensus began a long and shameful journey into the world of alcohol. Christians debate whether alcohol is permissible or...

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