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Battle Scars

It is a bad habit to try to teach without personal knowledge. We can preach, but we do not possess. This is one of the occupational hazards of those of us in our profession. It seems to carry a horrible curse … Continue reading

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Straining at Your Oars

“He saw the disciples straining at the oars, because the wind was against them.” Mark 6:48 It is good for us to know that Jesus sees our labor and effort.  He perceives all that concerns us, and he knows the … Continue reading

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The Judas’ Kiss

“Judas came straight to Jesus. “Greetings, Rabbi!” he exclaimed and gave him the kiss.”    Matthew 26:49 Kiss–  verb (used with object)  1. to touch or press with the lips slightly pursed, and then often to part them and to … Continue reading

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Blisters & Porcupines: How We Learn to Love

“Anyone who belongs to Christ is a new person. The past is forgotten, and everything is new.” 2 Cor. 5:17, CEV “I urge Euodia and I urge Syntyche to live in harmony in the Lord.” Philippians 4:2 I learned about blisters … Continue reading

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Real Faith and 3D Glasses

Seeing what others cannot “When He saw their faith.” Luke 5:20 The healing of the paralyzed man is loaded with lessons for us.  He lies motionless on his pallet, unable to move.  His incredible and loyal friends have dedicated themselves to … Continue reading

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Walking Intelligently

Faith–“For we walk by faith, not by sight.”  2 Cor. 5:7 Spirituality–“But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.” Gal. 5:16 Consistency–“I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to … Continue reading

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