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If my neighbor needs me…


Several of you may have heard this, but I heard it from my wife.  It really challenged me and encourage me! Martin Luther during a plague in 1527: “You ought to think this way:  Very well, by God’s decree the enemy has sent us poison and deadly offal.  Therefore I shall ask God mercifully to…

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Journal Your Experience for Historical Record


A nation-wide quarantine is quite rare, and most definitely will be written about in history books for years to come. This is a great time to write a record day by day of not only events on the news, but of personal opinions and perspectives. What a gift it will be to a later generation…

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Dare to Trust God and Bring Others Along


This month I’m going to take a break from the “Biblical Virtues to Pray for Your Children” because I think the Lord has a different lesson for me this week… “Dare to Trust God and bring others along” is the title of the Kids Church lesson this week. Seems like coincidental timing, doesn’t it? The…

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INSIDE THE MALE SOUL That for which my soul longs, a window inside me. Longing for connection, alive, loving and free. A stronger me to face troubles, disappointments, A settled inner peace; rest in His enjoyment.   I’ll invite God inside to walk in my tired shoes, To stand when heart wearied, sing praise and…

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Running on Empty


I like to think of myself as a person who can accomplish a lot.  In fact, for good or bad, that’s been a source of pride for me for most of my life.  I can accomplish a lot in a short period of time.  I can focus on a task, and really push it through…’til…

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Biblical Virtues to Pray for Your Child


God works in such cool ways, doesn’t He? Over the last several weeks I’ve been reminded to pray for certain things or specific people at different times throughout my days. To me, this is the Lord putting it on my heart and growing me in the area of prayer. In church a couple weeks ago,…

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