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5 Good Things

When we are going through the difficult seasons of life, or just a particularly exhausting day, is it hard to stop and think of the blessings God has given us?

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On Their Own

Thirteen years ago this fall we helped our first child move into his college dorm. Eleven years ago we helped our last child move into her dorm. Both experiences were tough for me. It was hard to leave a child on their own. We had worked hard to raise them well, under the nurture, protection and guidance of a Christian home. Not a perfect home, mind you. Lots of mistakes

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Have you ever been an innocent victim?

What About the Innocent?

When I was about 20 I was the victim of a crime. It happened more than 40 years ago and the incident rarely comes to mind anymore. I was an innocent victim and yet I live with the occasional remembrance of a traumatic experience perpetrated by someone else. Have you ever been deeply hurt by the sinful choices of another person? Maybe you are suffering right now with a profound

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Eager Anticipation

An-ti-ci-pation… An-ti-ci-pa-aa-tion is making me wait. Is keeping me wai-aa-aa-aa-aa-ting. Do you remember that old song by Carly Simon? If not, maybe you at least remember the commercial where it was used. It was an ad for ketchup. While the song was playing “anticipation” you saw a bottle of ketchup upside down and it was so thick and rich that it was taking forever to come out of the bottle.

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