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"Act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God" (Micah 6:8)

L1, L2: The Heart of Following Jesus

If there is a key to following Jesus, wouldn't you want to know what it is? The good news is, there is a key like that. The better news is that Jesus made it clear to find, giving us an orientation to the whole Bible and to the will of his Father in heaven. One place...

Zoom in on Good Cheer

Is it okay to laugh when things are bad? If what you are doing is serious, does that mean you can’t smile?  I was reading an article recently from the Wall Street Journal that made me think about our need for good humor (“The Secret Group of Scientists and...

Growing at the Speed of Glaciers

Eugene Peterson relates the following description of the formation of a glacier: A glacier is the most powerful force the world has ever seen. Nothing, literally nothing, can stop a glacier. A glacier is formed by the falling of snow that accumulates over a period of...

Don’t Skimp on the Foundation!

"When the storms of life come, the wicked are whirled away, but the godly have a lasting foundation" (Prov. 10:25, NLT). A good foundation is essential in building a home that will last. I sometimes tagged along as a boy when it was time for my father to oversee the...

The Colorado Library Renewal & Willie Nelson

“Would you like to renew your items?”  No, thank you; but I would like to renew myself.  I’m going to go out on a limb here and assume that the Bud Werner Memorial Library in Steamboat Springs, Colorado is probably not the draw card for a town that has people pouring...

Stand Firm, Like Your Family

People all over the world are undergoing suffering. People all over the world are worried. People don't know what's going to happen next in this quickly changing landscape in which COVID-19 is dictating the terms. The Apostle Peter writes to people just like that in 1...

Executed with Christ!

I love this story from My All in All: Daily Assurance of God's Grace, by Robert J. Morgan (the April 27th entry).  He writes that he once asked a prominent minister how he remained so visionary and passionate.  "I execute myself every day with 220 volts," he said....

Wisdom: An Offer You Can Refuse

Mike Franzese, in an interview with sports radio host Jim Rome, related the story of how he turned his life around. Once considered the biggest moneymaker for the mob since Al Capone, Franzese quit the mob, admitted his guilt, and accepted a ten-year prison sentence....

The Power of Joyous Praise

Acts 16:25 tells us about two men doing time, and doing something interesting during that time: "Around midnight, Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening." Did you realize that by praising God with a heart full of...

I’m Nearly Dead!

I used to mow the grass of the Shady Grove Cemetery in the map dot of Saltillo, Tennessee with a WWII Navy veteran I came to love dearly named Curtis. The work made for long days, but I could count on my friend Curtis to pack us plenty of goodies to enjoy on our...