Value in the Valley

Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me. Psalms 23:4 NLT As a young adult, I had the opportunity to hike the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in southern Colorado. The highlight of the trip was […]
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Find Peace in Praise

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” —Matthew 11:28 Beaten up. Worn out. Fed up. Sound familiar? In the challenges of each day, we choose to chase those things that promise fulfillment, but usually fail to deliver. The expectations to be “perfect” lead us down a […]
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The Right Words

Live wisely among those who are not believers, and make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone. Colossians 4:5-6 NLT Living wisely, effectively and with a Kingdom influence is one of our great opportunities. This is a defining moment. Wise […]
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The Undeniable Legacy of Unselfish Love

Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions. 1 John 3:18 NLT It’s been said, “Love is not a noun that needs to be defined, but a verb that needs to be demonstrated.” The validity of our love is verified by our walk, not […]
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For Others

We should help others do what is right and build them up in the Lord. Romans 15:2 NLT There is an undefinable and undeniable strength that comes from following Christ. This strength provides confidence, courage and conviction. It allows us to attempt great things for Him as well as rest in His grace. Paul reminded […]
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What Does the Second Amendment Mean?

Found here: americanthinker.com by David Deming It’s one of the most controversial passages of the Constitution. Allegedly, it’s also one of the most obscure and unintelligible sections. The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads, “a well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and […]
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A Strength For Surviving

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:26 ESV Life is full of ups and downs.  There are mountain top experiences and deep valley expeditions.  Some successes and some significant failures.  Some could be burdensome, but each is a blessing.  Gandhi said, […]
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The Power Of A Resurrection

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to His great mercy, He has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” I Peter 1:3 ESV   There are times when our burdens bring us to a breaking point . […]
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God Is In Control

The LORD directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Psalms 37:23 NLT   Providence.  Sovereignty.  Predestination.  It’s challenging to be comfortable with, much less comprehend the broad scope of these words.   I recently had one of those days that wasn’t planned, scheduled or organized the way I had thought […]
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The Second Amendment Primer

Found here: canadafreepress.com by Andrew G. Benjamin Let’s ask this of you who continue to insist after the District of Columbia v Heller ruling that the 2nd Amendment did not mean an individual right to bear arms…that it meant a “collective right” attached to a militia: Which amendment in the Bill of Rights grants any […]
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A Strength for Surviving

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:26 ESV   Life is full of ups and downs.  There are mountain top experiences and deep valley expeditions.  Some successes and some significant failures.  Some could be burdensome, but each is a blessing.  Gandhi […]
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The Hill: GOP Field Exceeds Scalia In Defending Gun Rights

Found here: breitbart.com by AWR Hawkins  Following the March 3 GOP debate The Hill suggested that GOP contenders exceed Antonin Scalia in defending gun rights because Scalia left the door open for some limit on the Second Amendment, but Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 97%, Donald Trump, and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 79% are pushing for none. The Hill presents Scalia […]
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Failures Don’t Define Us

Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13-14 NIV   I […]
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McAuliffe signs gun control compromise into law

Found here: washingtonpost.com by Jenna Portnoy RICHMOND — Declaring the start of a “new era,” Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) on Friday signed into law a package of gun bills, the product of a deal struck with Republican lawmakers that cost him the support of some of his strongest allies in the fight for gun control.Opponents […]
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No More Falling

Now all glory to God, Who is able to keep you from falling away and will bring you with great joy into His glorious presence without a single fault. Jude 1:24 NLT   I really don’t like having a falling dream.  It’s been awhile . . . but the resulting anxiety and fear is vivid. […]
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No Wondering and No Wandering

This is what the Lord says— your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the Lord your God, Who teaches you what is best for you, Who directs you in the way you should go.” Isaiah 48:17 NIV   Our Olde English Bulldog, Lily recently hit the two year old mark.  She is playful, […]
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Yes, Virginia, There Is a Gun-Rights Movement. And It’s Winning.

Found here: nationalreview.com by Stephen Gutowski Over the last few months, an important drama has played out in the state of Virginia. As leaders of the gun-control movement looked to prove to Democrats that their issue can move voters, they settled on Virginia as their guinea pig. After a failed election and a relatively inconsequential […]
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Share the Wealth

Be not afraid when a man becomes rich, when the glory of his house increases. For when he dies he will carry nothing away; his glory will not go down after him. Psalm 49:16-17 ESV   I’ve been alive for almost six decades and I still struggle with the “wealth” thing.  The psalmist had the […]
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The Ripples of Peace

May God, who gives this patience and encouragement, help you live in complete harmony with each other, as is fitting for followers of Christ Jesus. Romans 15:5 NLT   For a number of years, I was a “pot-stirrer” instead of a “peacemaker”.   Although God longs for us to live in peace and harmony, we […]
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Time to Break the Mold

The LORD says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.” Psalms 32:8 NLT   I’m more of a “go for it” guy instead of a “guide me” guy.   I recall whitewater rafting in Colorado.  Our guide was very specific in how we […]
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