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I Hate Waiting

I Hate Waiting

It is good that one should hope and wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.  Lamentations 3:26 NKJV I hate waiting; however, traffic in my part of town is unbearable. Unprecedented huge subdivisions have appeared almost overnight and with them road congestion and...

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Are You Dead Before Dying?

Are You Dead Before Dying?

Breathing, yet no pulse of life Existing, yet not living Going through the motions—no passion or desire Afraid to let go, while giving up on dreams—settling for less Life of regret, no chances taken Living in fear, yet no desire to change Are you dead before dying?...

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Why Seek the Dead Among the Living?

Why Seek the Dead Among the Living?

Almost everyone lives with some form of regret. In my youth, I considered trying out for a professional football team. Having the size and speed, I thought I could make it. But three weeks before training camp, a mature mentor who I respect deeply, had a father-son...

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Can You Hear Your Alarm?

Can You Hear Your Alarm?

Do not quench the Spirit.  (1 Thessalonians 5:19 ) I awoke unusually refreshed, and the daylight seemed brighter than normal. I stretched comfortably, enjoying my sheet’s softness and warmth. Then panic set in as I realized I had overslept—on a workday.Snatching my...

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That’s My Beautiful Bride, Daddy!

That’s My Beautiful Bride, Daddy!

That He might present her to Himself a glorious church [bride], not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. (Ephesians 5:27, brackets added)  Their courtship was long and difficult—but well worth the wait. He loved...

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What You Can Learn From My Limp

What You Can Learn From My Limp

So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak. When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socket of Jacob’s hip so that his hip was wrenched. And he was limping because of his hip. (Genesis 32:24-25, 31 / NIV) Dad was a...

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God, Please Make My Will Your Will

God, Please Make My Will Your Will

Pray for us to the Lord your God, that the Lord your God may show us the way in which we should walk and the thing we should do. Whether it is pleasing or displeasing, we will obey the voice of the Lord our God. (Jeremiah 42:2-3, 6 / NKJV) “God, please tell me or show...

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