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Remember Your Favorite Summer?

Remember Your Favorite Summer?

Remember… What was your favorite summer? It’s likely at least one pops into your mind as memorable. The summer of ‘21 will be one I remember for many reasons. Drums, vacations, new adventures. This week particularly holds a special place. It marks several...

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Soak It Up

Soak It Up

Your wedding day. Your graduation. Your son or daughter’s baptism. The birth of your first grandchild. These are great examples of major life events! It was during one of these momentous occasions of celebration when I received this sound advice: “Soak it up.” Enjoy...

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Car Guy

Car Guy

Mechanics have the hardest job on earth (next to politicians). It must seem impossible to please everyone. We non-car people don’t know anything. “The thingy is making a noise and sounds like “woo woo woo.” But only on rainy days and Mondays. They don’t know what to...

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Older? Or Better?

Older? Or Better?

When I was a kid I could run really fast. If I were to race now I bet I’d be last. It’s simply inevitable if I may be so bold, This must be what it’s like to get old. But they say you get wiser with each passing year. What? What’d you say? I couldn’t quite hear. So...

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Father’s Day

Father’s Day

Another Father’s Day. I’m glad somebody came up with the idea 111 years ago. It’s nice when people wish you a happy one. It’s fun to celebrate with family. It’s fun to give and get gifts! On Father’s Day, like other holidays, it’s easy to get your expectations up,...

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I Can’t Get Enough of His Love

I Can’t Get Enough of His Love

The longer you live the more you need Jesus. It may seem counterintuitive. Maybe the older you get, the more you can “manage” your relationship? “As long as I do my morning devotions and go to church on Sunday, I’m good.” Or “I do daily Bible study and I’m growing...

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Look at the Gift Horse!

Look at the Gift Horse!

Our children’s church pays kids in “jewels.” They look like little dollar bills in denominations of 50, 100, 500, 1000, etc. They can earn this Christian currency from any number of good deeds. Attendance, bringing your Bible, knowing your memory verse, or winning a...

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Break for Summer

Break for Summer

Here we are on the cusp of summer! Summer is such a unique season with a million connotations. For kids, it’s freedom.   For families, it’s a new schedule. For Texas, it’s just so crazy hot! For everybody, it’s potential for greatness. It’s a season custom-made...

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Sometimes You Have to Shake Things Up

Sometimes You Have to Shake Things Up

The Chosen is a TV series about Jesus. The characters are so relatable. You truly get to know them! The scene where Jesus heals a man at the pool of Bethesda is extremely moving. Crippled since his youth, the man has grown bitter. No one will help him or care for him....

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Why Are You So Different?

Why Are You So Different?

When Christ takes control of your life, something supernatural happens. It’s almost like magic, but magic implies something other than the power of God. No, it’s the Holy Spirit, which outranks any other force in the universe. An authentic change takes place in your...

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God: Bigger Than Your Problem.

God: Bigger Than Your Problem.

Got a problem that never gets resolved? What’s been an issue forever and seems will always be? Our finite minds write it off as “hopeless.” But God is so much bigger than our minds. He can bring light to any situation. Has your loved one died? God can make even death...

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“I’m so busy!”

“I’m so busy!”

We know God’s word provides peace, wisdom, and comfort. We know we can go there anytime. What we don’t know is why we let so much time go by not turning there for the answers we need! “I’m so busy!” If it’s a question of “I don’t have time,” allow me to recommend this...

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Just Show Up

Just Show Up

My grandparents were great. I never knew what they did or how they did it. They were just there…a lot. And Granny and Gramps thought I was awesome. I know because they often told me.   Who’d have thought I’d eventually be them?   Grandparenting is easy if...

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What Would Jesus Eat?

What Would Jesus Eat?

Loaves and fishes? Nuts? Berries? Perhaps. I don’t want to take liberties with scripture, but of this I’m fairly confident. He may have indulged occasionally. But I’m willing to bet He ate right. He did everything right. He’s JESUS. So, when I’m about to eat multiple...

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Ever try to act like Jesus?

Ever try to act like Jesus?

It’s almost impossible. People say hurtful things. Ever try not to be defensive? When you’re tired, are you able to not be grumpy? It’s not easy. People can be discourteous or simply ignore you. Sometimes you’re ok, but sometimes it hurts. It can be difficult to take...

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You Have an Amazing Brain! (You’re Welcome)

You Have an Amazing Brain! (You’re Welcome)

God created a lot of fantastic things. Somewhere near the top is your brain. It’s so complex, so fascinating, so… what’s the word? Oh well, I’ll think of it later. I’m sure you would have thought of it! Why? You have an amazing brain! You can figure out math problems,...

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In a World of Crisis

In a World of Crisis

Peace. A little peace. Okay, a lot of peace. The world can seem less peaceful every day. There’s a reason for that. It’s why it’s called “the world.” Jesus told us, “In this world you will have trouble.” So, knowing this to be true, we’re no longer surprised by...

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TV Time (or not)

TV Time (or not)

If you were a kid in the 60s, 70s, or 80s, TV was huge. It’s where we turned for appointment entertainment and information. Network TV, then cable. It was our daily habit.   It used to be so easy. Three channels and UHF. Cable brought hundreds of options. Still,...

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Maskless Hugs

Maskless Hugs

Joy and Bri had a mommy-daughter date at their favorite coffee shop. Trying to encourage a little independence, Joy wasn’t holding Bri’s hand and was about four steps ahead of her little one.   She glanced back to check on her and she had already run into the...

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Do it Again!

Do it Again!

Ever feel like you’re losing your joy? Here’s where to find it: It’s in your innocence. When we were kids, we were carefree! As we grew up, we got discouraged, disappointed, and less joyful. Our past hurts slowly affected our thinking, making us tired and susceptible...

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God Laughs, Too

God Laughs, Too

Every Monday. 3:30 a.m. 85 miles to work. 75 minutes. Nearly all interstate. It’s a sweet ride filled with music, teaching, and/or quiet time.   Almost without exception. 4:45 a.m. Old Jacksonville. My exit. And I have no idea it’s whizzing by in the dark at 75...

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