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Jesus Prays for Us

At the YMCA where I’m a member, there is Bible verse inscribed on a wall in the lobby area that quotes John 17:21, “That they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also … Continue reading

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Talking About Love…

Valentine’s Day stokes our conscience about love—namely, the romantic kind. Go to any store, link to any site, read any ad, watch any commercial, and you’ll be reminded of it. Even in comic strips. In one of the “Peanuts” comic … Continue reading

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Indulging in Kingdom Joy

Some mistakenly turn to food and drink for achieving joy. They overindulge to the point of wrecking their health, oftentimes ruining personal relationships in the process. When dealing with depression, some will turn toward the consumption of food and alcohol … Continue reading

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Finding Success Through Failure

John F. Kennedy said, “Success has many fathers, but failure is an orphan; no one wants to claim it.” Kennedy’s words hit home. Our nature is such that we hate to fail. And, if we DO fail, we don’t even … Continue reading

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Criticizing Criticism

A Peanuts cartoon depicted Linus with his security blanket in place with his thumb resting safely in his mouth. But he was troubled. Turning to Lucy, who was sitting next to him, he asked, “Why are you always so anxious … Continue reading

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Noses Up in the Air

Someone with much pride is often described as having their nose up in the air. This is especially evident when they’re in the company of those they deem as inferior. What do we do when WE are in the presence … Continue reading

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Resolved to Be Distinctive

Making New Year’s resolutions is both customary and natural. It’s customary in that it has become a time-honored practice for many whenever we enter a brand new year. It’s natural because we are humanly inclined to want to put past … Continue reading

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