A Question about Freedom

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Asking the right question brings freedom. Freedom. John F. Kennedy defined it in a new way. On that January day in 1961, John F. Kennedy shared his thoughts in his inaugural address. These words resounded across the nation and around the world. And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your county can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.  My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will … Read more

Our Past and Our Future – How We Run the Race

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Choosing How to Run Each day, we get to choose where we live. I’m not talking about geographics. We can choose to live in our past or we can choose to live for the future. We cannot do both. It’s true that our circumstances today can be a direct result of our past and the choices we have made. Sometimes our circumstances are the result of choices made by others. Yet we don’t need to … Read more

Retirement: Shriveled Up or Poured Out

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What Goes in Comes Out Whatever is in the pitcher is what is poured out. It’s that simple – and that significant. Growing older or retirement is not a reason to quit doing what I can do. The age of one’s body naturally slows us down as it is – but that’s no reason to spend our days piddling around doing nothing. Unless, of course, you need one of those days of doing nothing. (Sometimes … Read more

When God Restores From What He Did Not Do

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God Specializes in Impossibilities It is true that God specializes in doing the impossible. He can do anything He chooses. It’s also true that we are creatures of choice – and He does not coerce our allegience, cooperation, or obedience. This post is a follow-up of last week’s post: When God does the Impossible. To read it, click here. There are times we suffer because of choices others make. Children suffer from broken homes, spouses … Read more

Family Devotions – Ideas for What to Do

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There is a reason to have family devotions. If you haven’t read the prior post, click on this link to read about the Why and the How of Family Devotions. One reason parents don’t have family devotions is because they think they don’t know how to do this. Some parents think their ideas are not good ideas. Others have never seen this modeled in their own homes. Some parents never enjoyed devotions as a family … Read more