Sticks and Stones

The Robins proclaim both their own and springs arrival through song, ending the winter's silence with their robust and distinctive singing; a cheery rolling trill. It was a Robin's loud, persistent, and forceful chirp that caught my ear this morning and got me...

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Impalement

Proverbs 16:24 "Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones." NIVMy wire haired dachshund, Hoss, just didn't seem himself after our daily hike through the bush. He seemed to be favouring his right shoulder and was moving a little more...

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I Know How You Feel

John 11:21 – Martha said to Jesus, "Lord, if only you had been here, my brother would not have died." (NLT) Tragedy had struck. What could I say?As a minister, I've watched people endure their share of tragedy. A husband whose wife decided to drive drunk, leading to...

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Warning: Your Words Can Hurt People!

"Watch the way you talk. Let nothing foul or dirty come out of your mouth. Say only what helps, each word a gift. Don't grieve God. Don't break his heart. His Holy Spirit, moving and breathing in you, is the most intimate part of your life, making you fit for himself....

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Release the Treasure

Hebrews 3:13 "But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin's deceitfulness." (NIV)It was back when kitchen drain lines didn't have to pour into a septic tank. It was perfectly acceptable for them to slither...

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The Power of Words

It was 15 years ago. I was driving home with my 8 year old son after a trip to the grocery store. Traffic was light. The sun was shining. A cool Autumn breeze was in the air. I was quietly singing along to the song playing on the radio. I pulled to a stop at the...

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Optional Word Power

And Jesus called the people to Him and said to them, Listen and grasp and comprehend this: It is not what goes into the mouth of a man that makes him unclean and defiled, but what comes out of the mouth; this makes a man unclean and defiles [him]." (Matthew 15:10,11...

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