In the Midst of It All

Beauty for Ashes

Isaiah 61:1a,3a - The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, because the Lord has anointed Me ... to console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. (NKJV)This past June, I was...

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A Divided House

And He knew their thoughts, and said unto them, "Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand." Matthew 12:25On June 16, 1858, in Springfield, Illinois, Lincoln gave his "house divided"...

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We Need Each Other

Many living things need each other to survive. I have lived for most of my life near trees known as Colorado aspens. If you are familiar with this tree, you may have noticed that it does not grow alone. Aspens are found in clusters, or groves. We're told that the...

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The Creepy, Crawly Snake: The Slimy, Slithering, Beady-Eyed, Forked-Tongued Serpent, Part 6

Imagine entering a library only to find, much to your utter dismay, a humongous snake, one that must be over 150 feet long! Yikes!!!!That's what happened to the poor parent volunteer assigned to the library at one of the schools I taught at. I was in the library...

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It’s Lonely at the Top

I recently went to a self improvement workshop in Los Angeles, California, which was one of the most insightful and enlightening experiences that I've ever had.On the very first day I was partnered with a 50 year old woman named Diana. Our challenge was to climb a...

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