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Colors of the rainbow …

“Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors.” James 1:2-3 As a teenager, I was a … Continue reading

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He won’t tell …

“If you don’t know what you’re doing, pray to the Father. He loves to help. You’ll get his help, and won’t be condescended to when you ask for it.” James 1:5-6 This morning I was on the telephone with a … Continue reading

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Stop and listen!

“Don’t fool yourself into thinking that you are a listener when you are anything but, letting the Word go in one ear and out the other.” James 1:22 Today I made an automated payment for a store credit card. If … Continue reading

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No need to worry …

“People who ‘worry their prayers’ are like wind-whipped waves.” James 1:6 We are told to “ask boldly” believing without a second thought.” One needs to gather thoughts together and pitch them to God in a way he’ll know you are … Continue reading

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Think big …

“Post this at all the intersections, dear friends: Lead with your ears, follow up with your tongue, and let anger straggle along in the rear. God’s righteousness doesn’t grow from human anger.” James 1:19 It has been a week since … Continue reading

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Joy in the moment …

 “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, when you are involved in various trials, because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance. But you must let endurance have its full effect, so that you may be mature and complete, … Continue reading

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Anger is like cocaine …

“Lead with your ears, follow up with your tongue, and let anger straggle along in the rear. James 1:19 Recently on Public TV I watched a documentary about a high school in rural Pennsylvania in which students have a high … Continue reading

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What does it mean to act “unchristian”?

“Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides.” James 1:2 Everyone reading this post knows I am an avid Facebook user. Recently, I “shared” a political comment and received a terse reply … Continue reading

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All I want for Christmas . . .

“So, my very dear friends, don’t get thrown off course. Every desirable and beneficial gift comes out of heaven. James 1:17                                        … Continue reading

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