245: Too Big for Your Britches

A phrase I don’t hear much anymore to describe a proud and overconfident person is, “You’re too big for your own britches.” Though the phrase wasn’t used back in the…

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244: Optimist or Pessimist

Would you describe yourself as a “half-empty” or a “half-full” type of person? Do you tend to initially see the negative features of a situation, or do you tend to…

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Daniel’s Dilemma

Do you remember the first day your child left for school, or you dropped them off at childcare? They were on your mind constantly. It didn’t get any easier when,…

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242: Dry Bones

We’ve all experienced weird dreams. When I was small, in one of my recurring nightmares, I saw trees from the nearby forest walking to my house and climbing through the…

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241: GRACE or SHAME

The home is intended to be the training ground to fashion the characters of our children. As parents, we want them to develop qualities such as self-control, respect for authority,…

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240: Talk Is Cheap

In reading through some psalms today, I was reminded how boastful and deceitful people can be. There are those who say, “We will lie to our hearts’ content. Our lips…

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239: Thorn In the Flesh

Go into any bookstore and you’ll find the shelves filled with accounts by people who say they had an experience of time spent in Heaven or Hell. It’s hard to…

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238: Wrath of God

Listening to the nightly news can be pretty depressing. We are confronted by shootings, murders, immorality, greed, arson, theft, and assault. I’m not without sin, as though I’m holier-than-thou, but…

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A Parent’s Plea

I’m not a gambling man, but there is one wager I’d be sure to win. Walk into any children’s hospital in any part of the world and ask any parent…

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236: Strong Legs

I’ve always enjoyed bodybuilding. Let me rephrase that. I’ve always enjoyed WATCHING bodybuilding workouts and competitions. Ever since I was young, I’ve had an interest in anatomy and muscles. There…

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234: Is Your View of God Accurate?

When I was first saved, I was confused after reading the book of Job. It seemed like Job’s friends had some distorted views of God. Yet, knowing that the Scriptures…

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233: The Real Problem in Our World

The real problem in our world is not hunger, poverty, crime, racism, abortion, injustice, war, or exploitation. These all are the RESULTS of our real problem. The single seed from…

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