• God Knows Our Limits

    | Mar 23, 2017
    Our Lord understands our limits. He realizes our struggles. He knows how much pressure we can take. He knows what measures of grace and mercy and strength we'll require. He knows how we're put together.
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  • God's Way Is Right

    | Mar 22, 2017
    God's way is always right. It doesn't always make sense—in fact . . . it is often mysterious. It can seldom be explained. It isn't always pleasurable and fun. But I have lived long enough to realize that His way is always right . . . .
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  • Take Life as It Comes

    | Mar 21, 2017
    The only way we can come to terms with reality—is by trusting God, regardless. No ifs, ands, or buts.
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  • The Object of God's Concern

    | Mar 20, 2017
    I've had times when I've found myself wondering about the things I've believed and preached for years. What happened? Had God died? No. My vision just got a little blurry. My circumstances caused my thinking to get a little foggy.
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  • Wonderfully Made

    | Mar 19, 2017
    The next time you pick up your little baby or grandbaby, look into the face of that marvelously made child and say, "You are fearfully and wonderfully made." And it wouldn't hurt to repeat that statement throughout her childhood.
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  • The Sweet Taste of Success?

    | Mar 18, 2017
    Our society has gorged itself on the sweet taste of success. We've filled our plates from a buffet of books that range from dressing for success to investing for success . . . . We've gobbled down stacks of notebooks, cassette albums, and video tapes in our hunger for greater success.
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  • Give God Your Worries

    | Mar 17, 2017
    Let's get six words clearly fixed in our minds. These six words form the foundation of God's therapeutic process for all worrywarts. WORRY ABOUT NOTHING, PRAY ABOUT EVERYTHING. What qualifies as a worry? Anything that drains your tank of joy.
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  • God's Instruction Book

    | Mar 16, 2017
    God offers instruction, but then it's our move. We must accept His instruction and apply it to our lives. Then, and only then, can we expect to cash in on the benefits of His instruction. So you see, application is the essential link between instruction and change.
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  • Celebrate Life!

    | Mar 15, 2017
    The Hebrew text suggests that we correctly "account" for our days. I find it interesting that we are to view life by the days, not the years. We are to live those days in such a way that when they draw to a close, we have gained "a heart of wisdom."
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  • Reach Out to Others

    | Mar 14, 2017
    Close, open relationships are vital. A glib "Hi, how are ya" must be replaced with genuine concern. The key term is assimilation. When I use the word here, I'm referring to people reaching out to one another.
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  • The Weight of Worry

    | Mar 13, 2017
    How wonderful that God personally cares about those things that worry us and prey upon our thoughts. He cares about them more than we care about them. Not a single nagging, aching, worrisome, stomach-tensing, blood-pressure-raising thought escapes His notice.
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  • Sunrise, Sunset

    | Mar 12, 2017
    God has given mankind the ability to see beyond the present. And He has not given that ability to any other creation. He has given us eternity in our hearts, without which "man will not find out the work which God has done from the beginning even to the end."
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  • Money Can’t Buy Everything

    | Mar 11, 2017
    Foolish indeed is the person who considers himself safe and sound because he has money. . . . And another reason it's foolish to trust in riches for security is that money, in the final analysis, brings no lasting satisfaction.
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  • Savor Satisfaction

    | Mar 10, 2017
    The good life—the one that truly satisfies—exists only when we stop wanting a better one. It is the condition of savoring what is rather than longing for what might be.
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  • Full of Grace and Truth

    | Mar 09, 2017
    While thinking back on his days with Jesus, John (one of The Twelve) remembers there was something about Him that was like no one else, during which time His disciples "beheld His glory." His uniqueness was that incredible "glory."
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  • A Fruitful Life

    | Mar 08, 2017
    Have you ever been in an area of the country where there was a lot of fruit ripening in the sun? Maybe on some cool September morning you've taken a walk through the apple orchards of the Hood River valley or along the Columbia River in Oregon.
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  • No Island of Second Chance

    | Mar 07, 2017
    We cannot change the past . . . and that includes the way we reared our children. All of us—yes, every parent I have ever met—would love to step into the time tunnel and return to the Island of Second Chance. We would give anything to relive those years.
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  • Free of Stress

    | Mar 06, 2017
    You and I could name things, specific things that we've gone through in the last several years that make no logical sense whatsoever . . . but that's okay. We can't figure them out.
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  • Checking Up on Your Job

    | Mar 05, 2017
    A young fellow rushed into a gas station to use the pay phone. The manager overheard his telephone conversation as he asked: "Sir, could you use a hardworking, honest young man to work for you?"
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  • Heavenly Hindsight

    | Mar 04, 2017
    Providence. We toss the word around. But have you ever analyzed it? It comes from the Latin, providentia. Pro means "before" or "ahead of time"; videntia is from videre, meaning "to see." . . . Put them together and you have "seeing ahead of time."
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