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If Jesus Wouldn’t, You Shouldn’t

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Wise Words

  Proverbs 31:26 (NIV) She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.   On her tongue, in her emails and her Facebook comments. 

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Listening Ears

Our kindergarten son was on his first trip through the mountains. My ears had just popped when he called from the backseat, “Mom! My ears just turned off.”   Lord God, this might be a good time to turn our … Continue reading

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Babel On

    Babel – a chorus of confused voices (I hear that a lot).    Psalm 33:12 (MSG) God takes the wind out of Babel pretense, he shoots down the world’s power-schemes. God’s plan for the world stands up, all … Continue reading

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Sow Carefully

  Galatians 5:7-8 (CEV) You will harvest what you plant. If you follow your selfish desires, you will harvest destruction, but if you follow the Spirit, you will harvest eternal life.   When we sow selfishness, we reap envy. When … Continue reading

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What Are We Reaping?

  People are unhappy, and it is somebody’s fault. What’s the problem?   People aren’t grateful for what they have, only envious of what they don’t have For those in power, it is never enough power Folks make their choices, … Continue reading

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Celebrate the Love

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Just a Minute

  How do you feel about time?     Too much time Never enough time Time’s a wastin’ Time change. Again. In 1784, Ben Franklin wrote “An Economical Project for Diminishing the Cost of Light,” joking that the people of … Continue reading

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Work the Problem

I remember when tens of thousands of Hmong refugees came to the United States in the late 1970’s. Thousands of volunteers helped with their resettlement, some of our friends and family among them. I offered only second-hand help–mostly watching our … Continue reading

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Immigration Is Hard

I knew a couple who came to the US from the Soviet Union. They were in an American grocery store for the first time, close to Christmas. They wept with joy as Silent Night played over the sound system. A few … Continue reading

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