Don’t Worry, Be Happy

"Anxiety in a man's heart weighs it down." (Proverbs 12:25a AMP)Worry and anxiety are bedfellows that often show up together.Kelita sat in her car, gunning the engine but going nowhere. There was good reason. The gearshift was in neutral. She burned fuel and fogged up...

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The Fire Extinguisher

"For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you." (Isaiah 41:13 NIV)  As I answered my ringing telephone, I heard a distressed sob as my daughter pleaded, “Can you come up to the house to help me,...

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The Surrender

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28 NIV)My job during Sunday morning worship is to care for my infant granddaughter, while my daughter seeks to keep my two year old granddaughter occupied and as quiet as possible,...

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How to Live a Worry-Free Life

Back in 1970, my parents, my brother age 16 and I age 17 dismissed the 100 degree whether on that 4th of July in St. Louis. Our focus was fixed on that important day that would change our lives. We entered the courtroom. A hush filled the air and the huge, red, white...

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Liberation

We humans experience two kinds of limitations: physical and mental.I had a remarkable conversation with a woman about physical limitations. Nancy was a sufferer of M.S. She could no longer walk and spent her waking hours in a wheelchair.She asked me, "Do you want to...

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Night Visitor

"Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you." (James 4:8a)A man came unexpectedly to my house one night early in 1969. That was 31 years ago, but I recall his visit as clearly as if it were yesterday. In 1965, I was 40 years old. Having ridden the crest of a long...

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