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“Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, but instead let there be thanksgiving.” Ephesians 5:4 Several years ago a Sunday school student gave me a beautiful raindrop-shaped prism. I hung it on a clear thread in front of a south window, not sure what to expect. The following...
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“You are my friends if you do what I command you.” John 15:14 Our lives are full of obligations. Parents tell their children, “You can go out to play if you've finished your homework.” As adults we learn that certain tasks must be done or there will be consequences. If we don't put gas in the car,...
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“Cast all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7 Traveling in Europe we found ourselves several blocks from the hotel where our bus would soon be leaving. It was still a long walk when the wheels on our largest (and heaviest) suitcase gave out, and suddenly we were working...
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The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him, and delivers them. Psalms 34:7 Elisha's servant was terrified because a great army surrounded the city. Elisha said, “Do not be afraid, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” Then Elisha prayed that God would open...
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“Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment.” 1 Timothy 6:6 Sometimes we think life would be better “if only…” If only we made more money. If only we were more attractive. If only we were more talented. If only we hadn't made so many mistakes in the past. The Bible encourages us to be...
And He asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered Him, ‘You are the Christ.’” (Mark 8:29 ESV) An elderly woman walked into a local country church. A friendly usher greeted her at the door and helped her up the flight of steps. “Where would you like to sit today?” he asked politely...
"Is not the arrow beyond you?" 1 Samuel 20:37b ESV  Ole, Lars and Sven went deer hunting. Sven said to Ole and Lars, "I vill go south into de prairie grass. You two head north into de grove of trees. If you get lost, fire three shots into de air so dat I vill be able to find you." Ole and Lars...
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"Is not the arrow beyond you?" 1 Samuel 20:37b ESV  Ole, Lars and Sven went deer hunting. Sven said to Ole and Lars, "I vill go south into de prairie grass. You two head north into de grove of trees. If you get lost, fire three shots into de air so dat I vill be able to find you." Ole and Lars...
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And He asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered Him, ‘You are the Christ.’” (Mark 8:29 ESV) An elderly woman walked into a local country church. A friendly usher greeted her at the door and helped her up the flight of steps. “Where would you like to sit today?” he asked politely...
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“Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world.” (1 John 4:4b KJV) Sven and Ingrid were going on a trip to Norway to visit relatives. They were scheduled to leave from the airport in Minneapolis. When they got to the city, Sven went to the headquarters of their local bank and asked for...

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