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SHEEP ON THE RIGHT, PLEASE

Grandpa had a farm with goats, sheep, a couple of horses, peacocks, cockatiels, parakeets, cats, chickens, fish in the ponds, cattle and a few pigs.  He wanted a monkey but grandma put her foot down with that wish.  All the … Continue reading

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I CAN’T FIND MY SHOES!

STORIES OF READINESS “Put on your shoes!” “I told you an hour ago we were going!” “NOW!”  “What?” “You can’t find your shoes?” “Put on whatever you find!”  “I don’t care if they don’t match!”  “We’re leaving now, with shoes … Continue reading

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OPPOSITE LIVING

My first graders LOVED playing the opposite game!  I would say a word and they would shout the opposite with gusto.  Salt, PEPPER!  Open, SHUT!  Good, BAD!  You get the picture.  The Pharisees did not.  They were blind to all … Continue reading

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REVOLUTIONARY LOVE 

In all my years of following Jesus, falling and getting up again by His hand of mercy, failing to love like He loves when someone betrays me, I have finally learned a very important lesson:  Love God.  Love Others.  Always … Continue reading

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HONEST TRUTH

Matthew 22 Marriage at the Resurrection 23 That same day the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to him with a question. 24 “Teacher,” they said, “Moses told us that if a man dies without having children, his brother must marry the widow … Continue reading

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GOD IS NOT THE SAME AS…

I ran across an article posted by a friend who wrote what I have been thinking for a while as I watch and wonder from the sidelines politically. For Randy and I “and our house”, we have always striven to … Continue reading

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IT’S LIKE THIS…

God, the Father, invited those He had chosen as His beloved people centuries before this moment in time, to come to the big celebration of knowing, loving and following His Son, Jesus. Jesus, His Son, was the means to a … Continue reading

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HE SENT HIS SON

“For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.” John 3;16   Jesus, God’s Son, told this story to emphasize … Continue reading

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CHANGED MINDS

CHANGED MINDS   They say women are the ones who are always changing their minds. Okay, in my case, guilty. But I know a lot of men who change their minds, too. Maybe it was because a woman told them … Continue reading

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“WE DON’T KNOW”

Most people who are put in charge of a meeting, a task, an office staff, or anything that requires decision making think they must have an answer for every question put before them.   As leaders, we don’t want to … Continue reading

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