Two-Way Streets

One-way streets are frustrating. That is unless you need to flow that way. Forgiveness is a two-way street. Although, we wish it were only one-way. “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will […]

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Grumbling at the Stars

Attitude is everything. The Israelites learned this the hard way. After 430 years of slavery, they let a negative attitude lead to 40 more years in the wilderness. Of course, there was more than a negative attitude, but that’s the seed from which the disobedience grew. The generation had to die out before they would […]

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Sandwiched

In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome this world. John 16:33 An encouragement sandwiched in between two promises. The sandwich artists at Subway couldn’t make this footlong. Here is a promise for you: You will have troubles. It’s a guarantee. As long as we are here, there’s no way […]

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The Gray Couch

My wife and I wanted a gray couch to match our living room. We searched every store in South Central Kentucky before finding one. You know how it is when you buy furniture. It takes an eternity to pick it out. We bought it and had it delivered to our house. However, once the couch […]

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Old Spice, Colgate, iPhone, and Trayvax

You would never leave the house without putting on deodorant or brushing your teeth. Old Spice and Colgate are that crucial. Also, you’d never purposefully go out in public without your phone or wallet. (Unless you’re one of those women, who use your husband as a personal walking pocketbook. Not that I have a wife like […]

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Speed at 70

Every Saturday morning I go for a run. Lately, there’s been this one guy running that I blow past. I like him. I like him a whole lot. He makes me feel fast as I look back and say eat my dust. Except there’s a catch. I’m not fast, and the man is in his […]

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Baboon Prayers

Have you given up on praying for something? I have the short-term memory of a baboon when it comes to prayer. You probably do, too. Is a baboon too offensive? How about a squirrel monkey? They’re kind of cute. Jesus told his disciples a parable about a persistent widow. The woman wasn’t only poor and […]

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What Kind of Church?

I’m not sure where my Mammaw Ball heard this quote. More than likely from an old gospel group she loved. The question bugged her enough she penned the words in black ink on the first page of her Bible. The Spirit convicted me through her handwriting on the backdrop of how much she loved and […]

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It’s Easier Not To…Until It’s Not

It’s always easier not to do something. It’s easier not to read your Bible daily. It’s easier not to wake up in the morning to pray. It’s easier to skip church. It’s easier not to connect intimately with a group of believers. It’s easier to put off chores. It’s easier not to get your finances […]

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Frustration Naps

In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat- for he grants sleep to those he loves. Psalm 127:2 I had one of those days yesterday. I woke up early to get some work done before work. But, everything went wrong (to the point I couldn’t find my pants and […]

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