The Right Kind of Walk

No, O people, the LORD has told you what is good, and this is what He requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8 NLT   I can’t tell you how many times I’ve struggled with the questions, “Am I doing any good?” or […]
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The Right Kind of Surrender

He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Isaiah 40:29   There are days when being weary, weak and worn out starts to win out and giving in, giving up or giving out seems to be the only way.   We are challenged everyday.  Some are small and some are staggering.   […]
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The Right Answer

A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare. Proverbs 15:1 NLT Words are powerful. Moses tells us that God “spoke” the world into existence. The carefully chosen word can calm conflict. The wrecking word can wage war. Words can hurt or heal. They can agitate or they can appease. Pearl Strachan Hurd […]
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The Lesson of Love

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. John 13:34-35 ESV Jesus was introducing a radical instruction . . . […]
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Time for Californians to Get Their Gun Rights Back

Found here: americanthinker.com by Jay Clarke I have lived and worked in this area for many years.  It’s my community – my neighborhood.  It’s where my kids went to school, rode their bikes, and played in the park, and where I bought my first home.  It’s where my wife and I both graduated from college. […]
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Time to Stretch

Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins. 1 Peter 4:8 NASB It’s been said, “The performance that really counts is your last. It’s the only one most people will remember.” Each and every day, we all take a step closer to our final performance. Peter […]
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He Is

For everything comes from Him and exists by His power and is intended for His glory. All glory to Him forever! Amen. Romans 11:36 NLT   There’s an old Irish blessing that reads, “May you have the hindsight to know where you’ve been, the foresight to know where you are going, and the insight to […]
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A Criminologist’s Case Against Gun Control

Found here: time.com by Jacob Davisdon In the wake of the recent mass shooting at a Colorado Planned Parenthood that claimed three lives, President Barack Obama called the incidents of gun violence in America “not normal.” “Enough is enough,” Obama said.According to one count, there have been 351 mass shootings in the United States in […]
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The Heart of a Father

So he returned home to his father. And while he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him. Luke 15:20 NLT Becoming a dad is the hardest thing I’ve ever done. Once I think I have a […]
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Time to Stretch

Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins. 1 Peter 4:8 NASB It’s been said, “The performance that really counts is your last. It’s the only one most people will remember.” Each and every day, we all take a step closer to our final performance. Peter […]
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Serving Others

Test yourselves to make sure you are solid in the faith. Don’t drift along taking everything for granted. Give yourselves regular checkups. You need firsthand evidence, not mere hearsay, that Jesus Christ is in you. Test it out. 2 Corinthians 13:5 The Message   With four daughters . . . and now with a growing […]
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Its Not About Me

Don’t push your way to the front; don’t sweet-talk your way to the top. Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead. Don’t be obsessed with getting your own advantage. Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand. Philippians 2:3-4 MSG   Paul presents two choices.  Two clear options that root themselves focused on […]
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Thrive to Survive

So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while. 1 Peter 1:6 NLT   There’s a word in this verse that is challenging . . . the word “must”.  Peter tells us that we “must endure many trials for a little while”.  Why?  Elizabeth […]
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What Americans blame most for mass shootings (Hint: it’s not gun laws)

Found here: washingtonpost.com by By Peyton M. Craighill and Scott Clement As Democrats look to make gun violence a core issue in the 2016 presidential campaign, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds wide agreement that gun violence is a problem but bitter and stark division on whether new gun laws should trump the constitutional right to […]
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Lead With Your Ears

Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. James 1:19 NLT Ever wondered why one mouth is twice as hurtful as two ears are helpful? One mouth . . . two ears . . . yet, most only listen half as […]
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Poll: More Americans oppose stricter gun control

Found here: cnn.com by Jeremy Diamond Washington (CNN)About half of all Americans oppose stricter gun control laws, a larger segment of the population than those who support tighter controls on guns, according to a new CNN/ORC poll released Wednesday. Nearly three weeks after the latest mass shooting claimed the lives of nine people, 52% of […]
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Give Grace

See that no one pays back evil for evil, but always try to do good to each other and to all people. 1 Thessalonians 5:15 NLT The teaching of Jesus pierced through the darkness of pious religious tradition and political revenging tyranny. The Jews promoted guilt and piety, while the Romans perfected guile and politics. […]
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There Is A Safe Place

“O my people, trust in Him at all times. Pour out your heart to Him, for God is our refuge. Selah” – Psalms 62:8 NLT   It’s often easier to commune with God in the calmness of the morning, as opposed to calling out to Him in the chaos of the day.  As each day begins […]
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He Never Lets Go

I cried out, “I am slipping!” but Your unfailing love, O Lord, supported me. When doubts filled my mind, Your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer. Psalms 94:18-19 NLT   There are days when every step taken is on a slippery slope.  Footing is uncertain and unstable.  There are no places to grab a […]
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