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Of Figs and Mountains

In the morning, as they went along, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots.  Peter remembered and said to Jesus, “Rabbi, look!  The fig tree you cursed has withered!” (Mark 11: 20-21 NIV). Jesus had much to accomplish and so little time.  It was on one of those...

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Weed-eating

“Who can understand his errors?  Cleanse me from secret faults.  Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me” (Psalm 19:12-13a NKJV). I don’t know if I ever liked mowing the lawn.  Maybe, when I was twelve, when my father...

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If You Want to Know, Just Ask

“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14 NIV). Because my wife and I have four young children, our parental obligations constrain our...

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Don’t I Know You?

“He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him.  He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him” (John 1: 10-11 NIV). My wife Elizabeth never forgets a face, a talent that at times can be...

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Bees!

“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?”(Romans 8:35a ESV). I discovered a yellow jacket infestation the way many persons discover yellow jackets and it hurt. I was surprised to discover I retain the ability to run very fast, even at the age of sixty-one....

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Finish Strong!

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.  Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you.  You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart”...

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