Dirty Laundry

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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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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Eating the Forbidden

"So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate. Then the eyes of...

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The Power of Replacement

While some things can be replaced, others can't."I suggest you get replacement value insurance on your household items." It was a suggestion from our insurance agent. My wife and I owned quite a few antiques. No more were being produced. And some perhaps were one of a...

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Right is Never Wrong

Martin Luther King, Jr., said, "We must use time creatively, in the knowledge that the time is always ripe to do right."During the 1960's, what was considered right by many Americans was challenged by others who believed this right was actually wrong. For too long,...

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Relief

Romans 6:22 "But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves to God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life." NIVThe other day when I was tramping through the brush to untangle one of the horses' stake lines, I found...

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