Friends Worth Keeping

“Do not forsake your friend and your father’s friend.” This is from Proverbs 27, a chapter that has lot to say about true friends. How many chose to ignore this counsel? Many who wander from these friends are very much lost, I am sorry to say. They go far from...

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Finding the Way to Forgiveness

Joseph was a man done wrong. His brothers, in a fit of jealousy, threw him into a pit. He was Daddy Jacob’s favorite and these men were tired of him, and the fancy coat of many colors he had been given to wear. To make matters worse, this young man...

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A Story for Valentine’s Day

She is. I am. We are. Us, but also not us. We, but also I and she. We are one, as God made us to be. Still, there is her and there is me. Lose yourself in each other.  Sounds like a sound premise, does it not?  It’s a recipe,...

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Build, Plant, Eat, Marry

Jeremiah faced a nation pretty much all by himself. He spoke for God; but few listened and heeded the words given to him to tell. He addressed kings and priests, noblemen and soldiers. His words were strong, warning of the consequences to come from the people’s years of idolatry and...

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Made for War

The best defense is a good offense – or so I have heard it said by a number of sports coaches through the years. In fact, this is an ancient concept; really it’s one that’s as old as Creation. Follow this with me. Genesis opens by telling us that “the...

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