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Balanced, for God’s Sake

  2017 aspirations: divine sense, blessed balance Here’s some 17th Century wisdom to help–   “. . . our sanctification did not depend upon changing our works, but in doing that for GOD’s sake, which we commonly do for our own.” Brother Lawrence The … Continue reading

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Divine Sense

    We talk about common sense. What is it?   Good judgment Knowing the right thing and doing it Where high ideals meet real life If only common sense were more common! If only divine sense were more common: … Continue reading

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Finishing, Well?

    It’s the last week of the year. What’s on your agenda?   After-Christmas sales New Year’s resolutions Finish my 2016 to-do list My “one-word” for 2016 was two words: Finish It I did. And I didn’t. I cleaned … Continue reading

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Finish Chronologically

I already explained that my 2016 one-word is two words: Finish it. As I explained yesterday, God answered my request for a Bible-reading plan: Finish it. I knew exactly what God meant. A couple years ago, I was working my way … Continue reading

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Resolved to Read

  New Year’s resolutions. Is Bible reading included in yours?     I’m aiming for more Bible reading than last year Don’t need a resolution, I already read the Bible I don’t make resolutions There’s no doubt that Bible reading will … Continue reading

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Start the Finish

  So my New Year’s one-word is two words:                            Finish it.   I started a list of things I need to finish. It includes a variety of projects: … Continue reading

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Finish It with a Good Quote

  “The only way to get rid of your past is to make a future out of it. God will waste nothing.” Phillips Brooks (1835-1893)   I am sure, Lord God, that you didn’t waste 2015. Take the discipline I … Continue reading

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Get ‘Er Done!

My one-word for 2015 was “discipline.” I spent the year doing Bible studies on self-discipline. I know what I have to do. Thus, 2015 was my least disciplined year in a long time. More procrastination, more stuff undone.   Coming … 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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Finish It!

  I bore easily. I am intrigued by a new project, weary of an old one. I leave a trail of unfinished tasks. What incomplete items clutter your living space?   Half done crafts Abandoned building projects Redecorating never quite completed … Continue reading

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