The Price Paid

The Price Paid

My thought today will be a stretch for most of us but the point should be clear. Imagine you and your wife have worked hard and saved money for 20 -25 years. Financially you are doing very well. You purchase a brand new truck for your 16 year olds birthday. A month later your child comes home telling you they have had a wreck in the truck. Your first question obviously will be “Are you OK”. “Yeah I’m fine. The…

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Chain Breaker or Chain Maker

Chain Breaker or Chain Maker

It is always a surprise to me when life’s circumstances provide a new perspective I had never even considered. I honestly believe it is a vision of the future God shows me as I contemplate why things happen the waythey do. I constantly find things are much deeper than they often first appear to be in life. Almost all of us are dealing with issues that have affected our family, possibly for generations. We also may have blessings which may…

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Lowest Bidder

Lowest Bidder

Recently I spent close to $4,000 to have one of my cars repaired. I had several problems that needed repair one was an engine check light. I knew the problem wasn’t something that would cause the engine serious damage. The car has 246,000 miles and I would like to get another 150,000 out of it. I had to get a rental car to go to work which is a 45 mile commute each way. This of course is an added…

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Love Your Neighbor

Love Your Neighbor

I have noticed there is a scripture which is quoted often by Christians. Surprisingly it is even quoted by people who are not Christians. The scripture is part of Mark 12:31 which is “Love your neighbor as yourself”. A very powerful scripture which reveals to us that we first must love our self and then love our neighbor with the same love. I have even asked people what is the most important thing for a person to do and often…

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No Worries

No Worries

Worry and anxiety are our futile attempt to have control. I think we all will agree the vast majority of things that cause us to worry or have anxiety never happen (probably 95%) so the track record for the honesty of worry and anxiety is pretty poor. The track record for worry and anxiety causing health problems, depression, fear, loss of peace and weariness is probably 95%. We benefit zero from worry and anxiety. Being worried and feeling anxious says…

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