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Respect the Image

    Take care to respect others. They bear God’s image.   Genesis 1:27 (NLT) So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them.

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I Choose Stepping Stone

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In the Lottery We Trust?

    Did you buy a lottery ticket? Why?   Just part of the fun It’s a long chance at a new life Who doesn’t want more money? I’m not buying. Frankly, I can’t grasp the concept of my own … Continue reading

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Timely Finish

Joel 2:1 (ESV) Blow a trumpet in Zion;     sound an alarm on my holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble,     for the day of the Lord is coming; it is near.   The state of … Continue reading

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Newborn Hope

  A newborn baby. A sweet face that fans the flame of hope in all of us. That applies to the babe in the manger, too.   Edward Mote got it right: “My hope is built on nothing less  than … Continue reading

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I Will Gladly Praise You Today for a Blessing on Tuesday

  Thank you, Wimpy, for today’s headline. We all relate to the “gimme now, I’ll pay you later” life view. Harder to grasp is the “praise God now for future blessings” mindset.   Remember that God exists outside of time. … Continue reading

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True Promises

  “God never made a promise that was too good to be true.“ D. L. Moody, 1837-1899     Smart man, our Mr. Moody.

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True Freedom

    How truthful are you?   I never tell a lie Guilty of little white lies Guilty of big black lies I forget what truth looks like John 8:32 (NASB) You will know the truth, and the truth will … Continue reading

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I’m Getting Better

  From Shine, Jesus, Shine (Graham Kendrick, 1987):  “As we gaze on your kingly brightness,   So our faces display your likeness,    ever changing from glory to glory.   Mirrored here, may our lives tell your story.“ Changing from … Continue reading

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Charitable Giving 101

Forget the IRS rules. According to God’s rules, give with no expectation of reward. If you give expecting some kind of payback, it doesn’t count.   It might be helpful giving. It might be significant giving. It might be sacrificial … Continue reading

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