Edify not Outdo

You don’t have to blow out the other fellow’s light to let your own shine. – B. Baruch The disciples wanted to stop a man from driving out demons in Jesus name because he wasn’t in their company. Jesus said he’s on our side. AMEN! Society loves awards and recognition....

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Practice Practice Practice

Every time you are not practicing, someone else is. – Boris Becker Satan never got the upper hand on Jesus because of his practice. He communed with his Father daily. Hmm! It’s a strange phenomenon, but when we see professional athletes, businesspeople, or friends continuously “handed their lunch” by someone,...

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Decisions Decisions

Cowardice asks the question, ‘Is it safe?’ Expediency asks the question, ‘Is it politic?’ Vanity asks the question, ‘Is it popular?’ But, conscience asks the question, ‘Is it right?’ And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one...

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Always There

At the tone, the time will be….. – Operator David wrote in the Psalms that ‘no matter where he thought he could go’ he couldn’t escape meeting up with God there. Hmm! TIMING – we all know it’s critical. A second too soon or too late could spell disaster. But...

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Second Chances

History repeats itself – which is good, because most people don’t listen the first time. – Sparks The book of Judges had a recurring pattern for the Israelites: apostasy, oppression, distress, deliverance. They had 14 different Judges – but God came each time they called. Amen! Other than Jesus, there...

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Set Sail

The winds of God are always blowing, but you must set the sails. – Anon Though Abraham did not know with certainty where he was going, he knew he was being led there by God. AMEN! Basic science has taught us that the earth makes one complete rotation on its...

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Count Em!

The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings. – E. Hoffer David had the kingdom and wanted more (Bathsheba). The widow gave her all (mites) and was satisfied. Strange math. Hmmn! Often, because we don’t have unlimited resources or palatial residences we feel we’re...

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Growing Up

The more we grow up, the less we blow up. – Anon Esau at one time wanted to kill his brother Jacob, but eventually he got over it. Hmm! Tantrums – those times when one gets mad, irate, annoyed, divisive, etc.; when they realize they won’t get their way or...

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True Value

If you put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price. – Anon Even in captivity, Daniel never forgot who he was nor whom he belonged to. Hmm! One of the great parodied events of our country’s storied history is the “purchase” of...

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Contagious!

Attitudes are contagious. Is yours worth catching? – Anon Two of John’s disciples were intrigued by Jesus and asked “where are you staying?” Jesus said, “come and see!” They spent that whole day with him. WOW! It is often said “you can catch more flies with honey than vinegar.” In other words...

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