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Stop Looking Back

Some time ago, I wrote a devotional about not worrying about tomorrow because tomorrow holds its own worries. But it occurred to me recently, that just about as often as we worry for tomorrow, we fret about yesterday. How many times do we find ourselves saying, “I wish things could be the way they were, I wish I was younger, I wish I could

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Be Still

In one passage in John, Mary and Martha come running to Jesus, asking Him to heal Lazarus, who was critically ill. Since Lazarus was a good friend of Jesus, I’m sure they were expecting Jesus would come immediately to his aid. The scripture says, however, that Jesus stayed two more days in the place where He was. It was in those two days that

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Don’t Become Isolated

A recent program by National Geographic gives a powerful illustration for us. In the great annual wildebeest migration in Serengeti National Park in Africa, a giant herd of wildebeest slowly move in groups across the plain. They are invariably followed by stalking lions. But the lions never attack the herd. They simply watch carefully for the stray wildebeest, either careless or seeking greener grass,

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Patience

Patience is one of those attributes that you cannot learn by reading about it. It’s a quality that can only be acquired by persistent, enduring, practice. And for me, it’s a drill I go over and over again! The original Webster’s dictionary offers this definition of patience: “the suffering of afflictions, pain, toil, calamity, provocation or other evil, with a calm, unruffled temper; endurance

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‘Have To’ or ‘Get To’

Have to or Get to? Who knew that two simple words could change one’s mindset, perspective and approach to work and life? Just two words have the potential to enhance joy, productivity, performance and change a complaining voice to thankful heart. Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 So often we say things

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Putting Out The Fire

It is very important when putting out a camp fire that you put it out all of the way and leave no glowing embers, for they can reignite with a good wind. The best way is to pour water on it. However, that is not true in matters of the spirit. There are some in the pulpit today who are watering down the Word

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The Spider Web

During World War II, a US marine was separated from his unit on a Pacific Island. The fighting had been intense, and in the smoke and the crossfire he had lost touch with his comrades. Alone in the jungle, he could hear enemy soldiers coming in his direction. Scrambling for cover, he found his way up a high ridge to several small caves in

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Look Out Your Window

Here is an interesting fact about American church history that you may not know. Years ago, when the first New England churches were designed, they were built with clear windows rather than the stained glass ones we see so often today. And the graveyard was usually built in the churchyard, which would normally be seen from the pulpit. Why? It was so that the

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Facing Obstacles

In this world we will face all kinds of obstacles, trials and tribulations and we should be wary of any doctrines or teachings that say we shouldn’t have to face these things. Why? Because the Lord said we will have tribulations. So the encouragement He is giving is simply this: You’re going to face trials, but God is greater than any problem you will

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My Cup Overflows

Let’s say you have a cup of coffee, but don’t drink all of it and put it in the sink. You don’t wash it out; it just sits there. The coffee will get stronger and more bitter the longer it sits. If you let it sit for a long time, mold will even grow on it. However, if you immediately pour water into it,

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