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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Watch Those Words

Proverbs 26:24 "People with hate in their hearts may sound pleasant enough, but don't believe them." (NLT)"I hate you," he said, then walked away. She couldn't believe her son had uttered such a scathing phrase.Any parent who's experienced a rebellious teenager has...

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Worthwhile Stuff

May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in Your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14At the end of World War II, a large banquet was held.Numerous, long-winded speakers held forth but none could outdo the toastmaster who...

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When Words Don’t Do What Love Can

She stood in the long line to pay her respects. She was just a few people ahead of me when we got close enough to see the family.The father stood, appearing uncomfortable with all the fuss while mom sat unable to find the will nor the strength to greet each of...

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Reel It In

James 3:2 - We all stumble in many ways. If anyone is never at fault in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to keep his whole body in check. (NIV)Our little dog, Peanut, is old. He also has only three teeth, which means that keeping his tongue in his mouth is a...

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