Life Quips

I’ve dedicated 15 years of my adult life trying to discover “what makes us tick.” So what have I learned? God may remove a beautiful face to fix the bland “inner” face of a man or woman. A person is wholly who they are on the inside — a person...

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Exchange Your Life for His

Svetlana Alliluyeva was born the daughter of former-Russian leader, Josef Stalin. Her story in “Life” magazine September 22, 1967 is titled, ” Her desperate effort to carve out a life of dignity in a world of spies and purges.” As she reminisces of her growing up days, the striking truth...

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Beckoning Love

In every person there lies hidden, a cry for love. Why hidden? Love’s lacking has built a fortress of defense — a defense which protects the cry. It can be destroyed. It is not eternal, but a human cry — a cry which burros deeper at every resistance, at every...

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Grace and Heart

In 1 Corinthians 15:10. Paul proclaims: “I am what I am by the grace of God. “There is nothing that will bend a man’s will like the recognition of divine love which is blessedness to come in contact with, and to obey.” “You may try to sway him by motives...

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The Flow of Grace

Like a river dam or lock, We must manage the flow of grace. This includes that flow coming into our house, and then the flow going out. This is our stewardship . 1 Peter 4:10 speaks of stewardship,  “As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same...

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To Belong

Do I belong? Do you belong? This question must be answered daily, since daily we  may doubt it. The question of being acceptable, measuring up, meeting the criteria; haunts us — but why? For me, the inquiry can lapse into an obsession —  one which draws me back to the...

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Three Hebrew Boys

As we obey the truth, God may allow us to be placed in precarious situations and locales — only to deliver us and reveal His glorious nature. Why does He do this? — so we can see the vast difference between Almighty God and un-mighty man. Here, watch one such...

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Remembering Easter

My childhood highlighted Easter. Not as ecstatic as Christmas, but carrying its own mixture of excitement, Easter differed from Christmas, much like death opposes birth, accentuating two poles of a man’s existence. Indeed, all the candy and gifts were tainted by those Bible stories, most importantly, the one of cruel death....

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Fishers

Jesus met some fishermen one day and said to them “I will make you Fishers of men.” Over time, these men became Great evangelists and fishers of men. The only thing required was the Holy Spirit. Prior to the Holy Spirit being added to them, they could not be fishers of...

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