When was your last “cardioscopy”?

We are told to, above all else, guard our hearts. When they get sullied through wrong thinking, the Great Physician orchestrates circumstances and situations so that we are willing to be still enough for Him to perform His cleansing procedure on our hearts, a procedure that He does well and...

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Sabbath: Be Still and Know

Day 6 of Creation came and the Lord formed Man. God breathed into the dust He had shaped and Man became a living soul. It was very good in the eyes of the Lord; all of what He had made except for this one void, the empty spot beside Man....

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Ruth, Lot, Witness and Comfort

Ruth the Moabitess said to Naomi, Let me go to the field and glean among the ears of grain after him in whose field I shall find favor. Naomi, said, Go, my daughter (Ruth 2:2). The story of Ruth really brings together the truth that God is in all things....

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The Heart That Discovers

“For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart” (1 Samuel 16:7) While enjoying the water of the Delaware Bay at Lewes Beach last week, our family discovered a creature we had not seen before. It was small and translucent with a...

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Pride: The Beast Within

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is one of those horror stories that we may know a little bit about. It was written in 1886 by Robert Louis Stevenson, the author of Treasure Island as a matter of fact. The crux of the novella revolves around the...

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Our Friend and the Heart that Hears

Abraham and the son of Promise walked toward Mount Moriah. They were on their way to worship the Lord, and their worship would have to include a burnt offering – something would have to bleed for the sacrifice to speak for them. Isaac, the son given to Abraham and Sarah...

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Stepping Stone or Millstone

Will I sink or will I swim? In troubled times this can be our constant question. Self-preservation seems to dictate our options. When crossing a creek, a stepping stone shows us a way across. It holds our weight so that we can cross over. The weight is distributed so that...

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Navigating Marriage

After 23 years of marriage, it is still a mystery to me. As we journey through life, we learn about the power of the Lord and the weakness of ourselves. Anything that is valuable must be invested in otherwise it devalues. Marriage is a personal investment. Many want a “quick...

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Secrets

My secret has always been God, His presence, His Word, His life, His work. Have I done great things for God or man? No. Small stuff.  I need God for the small stuff — all my stuff is small. Truth is, I cannot measure or evaluate any degree or effect...

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When Life Seems Impossible

There are impossible things in our lives. Weighty things that have been part of our landscape for a long time. Relationships, sickness, generational curses, strongholds…etc. Our initial reaction is to throw our hands up and say, “This will never change, he / she will never change! It will always be like this!” It...

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