Published August 25th, 2016 by

Watch out for people who try to dazzle you with big words and intellectual double-talk. They want to drag you off into endless arguments that never amount to anything. They…

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Published August 23rd, 2016 by

I found this poem in some old papers. Does anyone know the author’s name? The words say it all, don’t they? It’s too much trouble to go to the beach.…

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Published August 22nd, 2016 by

This week I tried to make a purchase at a famous big box store, but everyone was counting. It was inventory day. Dozens of clerks counted undershirts, tops, and blankets.…

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Published August 21st, 2016 by

Babies make love stronger, sleep shorter, bank accounts smaller, home noisier, and the future far more interesting than we every thought. Then toddlers start to walk and make love painful,…

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Published August 20th, 2016 by

“Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.” (Laura Davis) “You don’t get rid of temptation by giving in to it.”…

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Published August 19th, 2016 by

Jesus helped me see my heart… The love that he placed there. Jesus helped me realize That others truly care. Jesus reached in And pulled me out Of doubt And…

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Published August 18th, 2016 by

I took doughnut ammunition with me when I set out to babysit the grandchildren. While these blatant bribes used to work, they didn’t have the same effect this time. The…

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Published August 17th, 2016 by

My friend kept putting off the family patching jobs. Finally, on a winter’s day she hauled out all the clothing that needed repair and diligently patched it all. To her…

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Published August 17th, 2016 by

The Pharisees didn’t often say anything out loud but they didn’t have to. Jesus knew what they were up to. Knowing their thoughts, Jesus said, “Why do you entertain evil…

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Published August 15th, 2016 by

The first four disciples felt they were entitled to a bit more than the others. After all, they were chosen first. (Matthew 4) They’d been with Jesus longer. They knew…

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