Cherish Each Day

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Today, when I awoke, I suddenly realized that this is the best day of my life. Ever. There were times when I wondered if I would make it to today. But I did! And, because I did, I’m going to celebrate! Today, I’m going to celebrate what an unbelievable life I have had so far: the accomplishments, the many blessings, and, yes, even the

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Someone Else’s Obituary

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Our church was saddened to learn this week of the death of one of our most valued members, Someone Else. Someone’s passing creates a vacancy that will be difficult to fill. Else has been with us for many years and for every one of those years, Someone Else did far more than a normal person’s share of the work. Whenever there was a job

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A Black Hole

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On February 20, 1962, the spacecraft Friendship 7 rose on a pillar of fire, piloted by lone astronaut John Glenn. Leaving the coast of Florida far behind, the space capsule orbited the earth three times, traveling 81,000 miles in less than four hours. As the craft began its descent from space, mission controllers in Houston received a warning signal: a sensor indicated that the

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God’s View of Work

Happy team of young business people working together in office.

Bonnie Wurzbacher, the Vice President for Coca-Cola, said something radical if not revolutionary. Speaking of her career and vocational journey, she remarked, “Where once I thought a job should be meaningful, now I realize the worker brings meaning to the job.” That is at least radical for most of us. So often we look for a job that is meaningful, as if meaningful can

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Perspective

Cute little baby clothes hanging on the washing line in the sunshine in a green spring garden.

A young couple moves into a new neighborhood. The next morning while they are eating breakfast, the young woman sees her neighbor hanging the wash outside. “That laundry is not very clean,” she said. “She doesn’t know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs better laundry soap.” Her husband looked on, but remained silent. Every time her neighbor would hang her wash to dry,

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Letters From Our Listeners–July 2016

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Some encouraging emails we received in July from our listeners around the world: Location: Lusaka, Zambia Comments: Since my friend introduced me to your website, I have found it so educational and encouraging, telling me to focus on God and that all things are possible to those who believe and are called for his purpose and glory. Your inspirational emails really touch my heart.

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Anchors

Career burden and business stress concept as a businessman or worker pulling a giant heavy metal anchor as a metaphor for hardship and strugge with taxes or oppression.

Anchors are extremely important to the overall purpose and longevity of a ship. When lowered, the anchor provides a ship with the ability to withstand the toughest of storms, enabling it to stay in place. However, many miss the fact that in order for a ship to move along properly, that same anchor must eventually be lifted. Every day, I have become more amazed

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Father’s Love Letter

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An Intimate Message From God To You My Child, you may not know me, but I know everything about you. Psalm 139:1 I know when you sit down and when you rise up. Psalm 139:2 I am familiar with all your ways. Psalm 139:3 Even the very hairs on your head are numbered. Matthew 10:29-31 For you were made in my image. Genesis 1:27

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A Real Home

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A real home is a playground. Beware of the house where no rough-housing is allowed and no cries of glee are heard. A real home is a workshop. Pity the child who is unfamiliar with wrenches and hammers, knitting needles, thread, screwdrivers and saws. A real home is a forum. Honest, open discussion of life’s great problems belongs originally and primarily in the family

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Another Second Chance

Second chance Avenue road sign in the city

I have another second chance to stop being self centered, and treat every human being with love. To stop expecting to receive and start giving. To stop hiding my sins from God and start living fully in Him. To listen more and talk less. To enjoy the world more in Thanksgiving to God, the creator of it all. To take my eyes off my

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