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Trade Junk for Joy …

“A miserable heart means a miserable life; a cheerful heart fills the day with song.” Proverbs 15:15 My son is a general contractor and is currently “flipping” houses. Recently, he purchased a home formerly owned by single man who died suddenly of a heart … Continue reading

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Charity begins in the heart …

“Be generous: Invest in acts of charity. Charity yields high returns.” Ecclesiastes1 1:1 In Sun City, an old shopping center is the home for many thrift stores for charity—humane society,  women’s shelter support, and a big one is run by the Lutherans. Last … Continue reading

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Heart and Soul …

Scripture reassures us, “No one who trusts God like this—heart and soul—will ever regret it.” It’s exactly the same no matter what a person’s religious background may be: the same God for all of us, acting the same incredibly generous way … Continue reading

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Take a pledge …

“Keep vigilant watch over your heart; that’s where life starts.” Proverbs 4:23 I pledge my head to clearer thinking, My heart to greater loyalty, My hands to larger service, and my health to better living, for my club, my community, … Continue reading

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Trust — from the bottom of your heart!

“Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own.” Proverbs 3:5  My pride and stubborn determination to “do it by myself” often gets me into trouble. It is extremely humbling after messing … Continue reading

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A heart of stone …

“I’ll cut out your stone heart and replace it with a red-blooded, firm-muscle heart.” Ezekiel 11:19 The heart is often referred to in scripture as a way to show how our lifestyle and emotions affect our spirit. When I’m upset … Continue reading

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A heart as strong as granite …

“Judah’s sin is engraved with a steel chisel, a steel chisel with a diamond point engraved on their granite hearts…”  Jeremiah 17:1 A few years ago, I spent an hour or so each day for a month filling my rusty … Continue reading

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Friday Meditation Muse — Lifting the Fog

“We don’t see things clearly. We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist.” 1 Corinthians 13:12 (The Message Bible) This verse of 1 Corinthians 13 gets lost in the text of what is referred to as Paul’s love chapter. … Continue reading

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Monday Meditation Moment–It’s all about Peace

“When Jesus arrived in the villages of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, ‘What are people saying about who the Son of Man is?’ ” Matthew 16:13 (The Message Bible) Today President Obama placed his hand on the same Bible … Continue reading

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A Lye-Soap Cleansing — Daily Meditation Moment

“He’ll be like the strongest lye soap at the laundry…a cleanser of dirty clothes.”  Malachi 3:2,3 (The Message Bible) My mother used to make lye soap from discarded animal fat. To look at the messy mix of ingredients cooking on … Continue reading

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