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Who influences you …

“My dear friends, don’t let public opinion influence how you live out our glorious, Christ-originated faith.” James 2:1 When Susan, my youngest daughter, was in high school we hosted a foreign exchange student from Istanbul, Turkey, for eight months. Years … Continue reading

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Thank God all the time…

“Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16 It is pleasing to hear the words, “Thank you.” As children we are taught to say “Please, may I have …. ” … Continue reading

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Showing God’s love …

“So Jesus explained…”The Son can’t independently do a thing, only what he sees the Father doing. What the Father does, the Son does. The Father loves the Son and includes him in everything he is doing.’ ” John 5:19-20 Today I bought three … Continue reading

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God was shaking his head…

“We plan the way we want to live,     but only God makes us able to live it.” Proverbs 16:9 We pray, “thy will be done….” but continue to ask for the same things over and over, because we either don’t get a … Continue reading

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No map needed …

“They were after a far better country…heaven country.” Hebrews 11:16 My ancestors emigrated to the U.S. from Norway to have a better life. I’m not sure why many people were coming at that time, but the good news must have … Continue reading

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Finding balance in the dark …

“I am the world’s Light. No one who follows me stumbles around in the darkness. I provide plenty of light to live in.” John 8:12 As a child, my mother walked around the house and shut off lights to keep … Continue reading

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Created for us …

Draft December 22 “What a wildly wonderful world, God!   You made it all, with Wisdom at your side,   made earth overflow with your wonderful creations.” Psalm 104:24 I’ve made it through the transition from the river where I spent six months … Continue reading

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Keep on the right path …

“The road to life is a disciplined life; ignore correction and you’re lost for good.” Proverbs 10:17 Today I left Daisy in a neighbor’s care for an overnight stay while we go to Mexico for another dental appointment. Daisy seems … Continue reading

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What to do …

DRAFT December 20 “If God didn’t think twice about taking pruning shears to the natural branches, why would he hesitate over you?” Romans 11:21 Yesterday, a lawn service radically cut back my orange tree and palo verde tree. Both have suffered from … Continue reading

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Now is the time …

“There’s an opportune time to do things, a right time for everything on the earth: A right time for birth and another for death, A right time to plant and another to reap, A right time to kill and another to heal, A right time to destroy and another to construct, A … Continue reading

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