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Four-Face Prayers for North Korea

I posted a year ago on the four faces of prayer. Which face are you? Man Lion Ox Eagle The man face has a heart of compassion: Lord, be a safe fortress for your persecuted children. The lion’s protective eye … Continue reading

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Smell Good

Ephesians 5:2 (ESV) And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. God smells our thoughts and deeds. This week, think how you smell to God. Are you kind like cookies baking, or … Continue reading

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Forgive Me My Blind Spots

I just finished an interesting book, “Blind Spots: Why Smart People Do Dumb Things” by Madeleine Van Hecke. Yep, I’ve done my share of dumb things. I have blind spots, especially when it comes to my unintended trespasses. Psalm 19:12 … Continue reading

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Leave It in God’s Hands

I once dreamed that I put a problem in God’s hands. After a bit, I went back and took it into my own hands. I was double-checking to make sure God was handling it right. God knows, I’ve done that … Continue reading

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And God Answers . . .

  Why doesn’t God answer my prayers?     Yep, I say that a lot Maybe I’m asking all wrong Maybe I’m not listening Or maybe I already have his answer. In my Bible. When I wasn’t sure how to … Continue reading

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Freedom’s Wilderness

  Independence Day. Think freedom. Think spiritual freedom. What is holding you back from full spiritual freedom?     Bitterness and anger My cravings Fear! The need to be in control Galatians 5:1 (NIV) It is for freedom that Christ … Continue reading

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Grow with God

Friends just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Their children assembled a photo album, divided into decades. Each decade had a title. This got me thinking. If I divide my adult life into 10-year increments, what title should I give each … Continue reading

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Aging Grace

I just celebrated a milestone birthday—one that required registration with the federal government (no, I didn’t just turn 18 and register for the draft). Truth is, we’re all getting older. How do you see yourself?   Not older, better! Over … Continue reading

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Eyes Are Watching

    “Fathers and mothers, do not forget that children learn more by the eye than they do by the ear.” J.C. Ryle  (1816-1900)

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The Sins of the Fathers

No question, some people have bad parents. And some folks assume that those children are destined to repeat the sins of their parents:   Numbers 14:18 (MSG) God, slow to get angry and huge in loyal love, forgiving iniquity and rebellion … Continue reading

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