Monthly Archives: February 2012

Holding It Together

Fear is powerful. It can prevent us from doing what we otherwise would want to do. It can keep us from doing what we know we should do. The fear of nature, the fear of men, the fear of the … Continue reading

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Exalted Firstborn

  The highest, most exalted position in a family is that of the firstborn. This was especially true in ancient times, when the firstborn son of a king was the heir to the position held by his father. He was … Continue reading

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Invisible Mercy

God is invisible. That fact creates speculation and misinterpretation. People who don’t know better think that God is invisible because He does not exist. They liken Him to an “imaginary friend,” who lives only in the thoughts and hopes of … Continue reading

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Out of Darkness

Children are frequently afraid of the dark. The dark hides all kinds of things. To a child they are mysterious, terrible, and frightening. Most adults are not afraid of the dark. Maybe we should be. On the first day of … Continue reading

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Qualifed

“We’re sorry, you don’t qualify.” If you’ve ever heard or read those words before, you know how disappointing they are. Hopes may be dashed by those words. Dreams may be left in tatters. The words sting, even though they are … Continue reading

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Power of Knowledge

You have doubtless heard the expression “Knowledge is Power.” In educational circles, it’s a popular mantra. We college professor types have to recite it because, frankly, it drums up business. When people want power, we tell them the way to … Continue reading

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Do By Learning

The Greek philosopher Aristotle once said, “What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing.” This is the principle behind much, if not all, of what we learn to do. We make attempts at what we wish to do, … Continue reading

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News or Do’s

Do you remember how you reacted to the last big news story you heard? Do you remember your reaction to the news of the capture of Saddam Hussein? Do you remember your reaction to the death of Osama Bin Laden? Do … Continue reading

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Whose Idea Was This?

What is the biggest mistake you have ever made? We all make them. I have made some colossal ones. I’m not talking about sin (although, of course, I do that too). I am talking about rash decisions made in haste. In … Continue reading

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The Fruitful Blessing

Do you ever wonder what the blessing of God looks like? We can sometimes overlook the true blessing of God, because we think it comes in some brilliant flash of light, or with peals of thunder and bolts of lightening. … Continue reading

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