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An Approved Worker

May 23, 2020

My son, who is in the fifth grade, just graduated from his school’s D.A.R.E. program (Drug Abuse Resistance Education). This is a police-led program designed to prevent kids from using or abusing drugs and alcohol by describing the physical, social, and mental consequences.

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An Unexpected Gift

April 5, 2019

An Unexpected Gift What will you be doing when you are 99? While the average life expectancy has increased to 76 for men and 81 for women, most of us cannot begin to imagine what happens in today’s passage. God appears to Abram, just before his 100th birthday, and tells him that he will be the “father of many nations” (v. 4). God precedes...

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An Evil Order

September 12, 2016

An Evil Order In William Shakespeare’s Othello, the character of Iago epitomizes evil. He will do anything to gain power, no matter whom he must destroy. He pretends to be sincere while manipulating others into committing terrible crimes. Iago deceives Othello into believing that his wife, Desdemona, has been unfaithful, a lie that results...

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An Unlikely Choice

April 4, 2020

In her book Team of Rivals, historian Doris Kearns Goodwin described how Abraham Lincoln chose an unlikely group of leaders to serve as his cabinet.

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An Important Tradition

July 9, 2020

An Important Tradition An Important Tradition Growing up, my family had the same meal on Christmas Day and Easter Sunday. My wife and I have chosen to continue several of our family’s traditions while creating new ones for our children. Traditions help us honor and remember the past. As this new generation of Israelites was about to enter...

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  • Devotions July 9, 2020

An Irresistible Offer

September 5, 2017

An Irresistible Offer A recent study by the University of Michigan revealed that spending extended time on Facebook made people worried, lonely, and unhappy. It also increased feelings of discontent as users compared their lives to others. Says one researcher, “We want to learn about other people and have others learn about us—but through...

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  • Jesus September 5, 2017

An Enemy Exposed

September 21, 2016

An Enemy Exposed One of the classic Looney Tunes cartoons involved a road runner and the coyote who wanted to catch him. Wile E. Coyote ordered ammunition and trapping devices from the Acme Corporation, certain that he could explode, capture, or otherwise destroy the Road Runner. But, in every episode, the Coyote always failed and ended up...

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  • Devotions September 21, 2016

An Invitation to Rest

February 1, 2016

According to the American Psychological Association (APA), few Americans get enough sleep. As a result, they report, “Many people are carrying a heavy ‘sleep debt’ that they have built up from weeks, months or even years of inadequate sleep.”

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  • Rest February 1, 2016

An Incredible Credit

April 13, 2018

An Incredible Credit Credit cards have become an integral part of our modern economy. Every day, millions of Americans purchase groceries, furniture, and cars on credit. That purchase becomes a debt with a promise to pay back the lender. Maybe it should be called a “debt card”! In contrast, when you receive a credit to your account, it adds...

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  • Forgiveness April 13, 2018

An Active Agent

February 14, 2020

Have you ever floated down a lazy river, drifting along with the current? Sometimes our lives can be like that.

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