Tag Archives: Matthew

Born to Die

Well, I guess we have a quite a Christmas Eve going on here in Atlanta, thunderstorms and a high of 72 degrees. And I’ve just returned from the ER after getting my daughter’s forehead stitched up from a nasty fall. … Continue reading

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Crossroads

I stand facing two paths. The wide path to my left winds along and extends way up a steep rocky cliff. I can see only the heights of the perilous mountain ahead covered with dark clouds and enduring random bolts of … Continue reading

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God’s Discipline

During my writing of the last post, Feel the Pain, my daughter showed up. And so did God. He’s always with me. It’s just that sometimes His presence and purpose in a given situation are unmistakable. When He showed up, … Continue reading

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What About Me?

YOUTUBE When facing a problem, what is your mindset? ~Maybe your family is struggling with disrespectful teens. ~Maybe you and a co-worker cannot seem to cooperate on a project you’ve been assigned. ~Maybe your neighborhood association is not giving you … Continue reading

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Without Christ

WITHOUT CHRIST WE ARE HELPLESS: Matthew 9:36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. WITHOUT CHRIST WE ARE HOPELESS: Ephesians 2:12 remember that at that time … Continue reading

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A New Friend

On our recent trip to the coast, I made a new friend. My daughter, her best friend and I perused the shops beside the boardwalk in the historic district along the cobblestones to our dinner spot. They became enthralled with … Continue reading

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Suffering

Last week at a Bible study I heard my friend who is married with three children announce that he believes “in pain, but not in suffering.” Sometimes when our hearts are closed to something in the Scriptures, we actually become blind to it. Maybe … Continue reading

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Do Not Be Afraid

These are the days when fear mounts all around us. However, these are the days when believers need not fear. We need fear neither man nor death. Man holds only the power that God gives him. Death has been conquered once … Continue reading

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The Ox and the Vine

“This place has been my home for ‘s long as I c’n ’member,” explained Old Faithful, the senior ox down at the Sanford Farm. In his deep voice he continued sharing the history of the farm with his new partner, … Continue reading

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The Mirror (Part 2)

Up the steep driveway and into the garage she pulled the car. Shifting into Park she turned off the ignition. She removed her glasses and sighed in exhaustion pressing above her head the automatic garage door button. The rumbling of its closing harassed … Continue reading

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The Mirror (Part 1)

On display in the center of the credenza in her living room stood two stone tablets. As a young believer, years ago she proudly purchased the life-sized replicas at a traveling antique market near her extended family’s vacation villa. Carefully she had … Continue reading

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Escort

Everywhere I go a perfect Gentleman escorts me. He is always there. I am free to barge out in front of Him or wander off at any time. I am free to choose to think for myself. He loves me. … Continue reading

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