• Tipping

    | Feb 22, 2019
    Are you aware of what waiters and waitresses say about the Christians they serve? Do you have any idea how much they dread waiting on our tables in restaurants after church on Sundays?
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  • The Path to Freedom

    | Feb 21, 2019
    Is your next step the need to forgive? Do it. Don't let anything or anyone talk you out of it. I know, I know. After all the misery you have had to endure, why should you have to be the one who humbles yourself and forgives?
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  • The Ultimate Class Act

    | Feb 20, 2019
    Class Action is a class act. It's a film about two lawyers who go head-to-head, both in court and in life. They are father and daughter . . . on opposite sides of a complicated case charged with the full spectrum of emotions.
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  • Saints in Circulation

    | Feb 19, 2019
    During the reign of Oliver Cromwell, the British government began to run low on silver for coins. Lord Cromwell sent his men to the local cathedral to see if they could find any precious metal there.
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  • Tools

    | Feb 18, 2019
    Remember that time you got ticked off trying to find a verse in the Bible and couldn't? That was almost as bad as the day you decided to read a couple of chapters and got hung up on "Nazirite" . . . or scratched your head over "cubit."
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  • Marks of Integrity

    | Feb 17, 2019
    Thanks to the Word of God, we can list several marks of integrity that God would have us appropriate into our lives. Do you have these marks of integrity?
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  • Staying in Step

    | Feb 16, 2019
    Better than any other word I can think of, change describes our world. Vast, sweeping changes, especially in the last 150 years. Simply to survive requires adjusting.
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  • The Pale Horse

    | Feb 15, 2019
    The path of the pale horse named Death, mentioned in Revelation 6:8, is littered with bitterness, sorrow, fear, and grief. This ashen stallion started his lengthy journey ages ago and races through time with steady beat.
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  • Defying the Odds

    | Feb 14, 2019
    Reader alert: [I wrote this back when Lenny Dykstra was playing for the Mets. But the truth still applies.] No offense, but Lenny Dykstra doesn't look like much of an athlete. He looks more like some team's mascot.
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  • Whatever Happened to Him?

    | Feb 13, 2019
    For years we Americans have been hung up on records and statistics—particularly in the world of sports. They have become the standards for greatness. What's really amazing is that once "unreachable" world records now seem reachable.
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  • Storms

    | Feb 12, 2019
    Blow that layer of dust off the Book of Nahum in your Bible and catch a glimpse of the last part of verse three, chapter one: "The way of the Lord is in the whirlwind and in the storm" (Berkeley Version).
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  • Winning Discipline

    | Feb 11, 2019
    Discipline is one of the most hated terms of our times . . . right alongside patience and self-control. But have you noticed how often it comes up in the testimonies of those who win?
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  • Making Melody

    | Feb 09, 2019
    God's sharp sword stabbed me deeply recently as I was on a scriptural hunt in the Ephesian letter. I was searching for a verse totally unrelated to the one that sliced its way into me.
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  • A Cheerful Heart

    | Feb 08, 2019
    Earthquakes! Prison riots! Economic pressures! Divorce! No jobs! Drugs! Disease! Death! Pretty serious scene, isn't it? Yet that is the emotional environment in which we live. No wonder someone has dubbed this the "aspirin age."
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  • The Blame Game

    | Feb 07, 2019
    Are you old enough to remember comedian Flip Wilson's old line, "The devil made me do it"? Here was this character who had obviously done something bad. But instead of taking the blame, he pointed an accusing finger at "the devil."
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  • Hypocrisy's Hidden Horrors

    | Feb 06, 2019
    In his November 11, 1942, report on the war to the British House of Commons, Winston Churchill referred to "the soft underbelly of the Axis."
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  • Compassion in Slow Motion

    | Feb 05, 2019
    The timing is as critical as the involvement. You don't just force your way in. Even if you've got the stuff that's needed . . . even if you hold the piece perfectly shaped to fit the other person's missing part of the puzzle.
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  • A Month for Love

    | Feb 04, 2019
    It is February. Overcast, chilly, bleak-and-barren February. If you're not into skiing the slopes, skating on ice, or singin' in the rain, there's not a lot outside to excite you.
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  • Satanic Rip-Off

    | Feb 03, 2019
    A basketball fan at the Portland airport awaited the arrival of the Trailblazers following a victory over the Lakers and attempted to scalp a couple of tickets to the next game.
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  • Never the Same

    | Feb 02, 2019
    "Nathan then said to David, 'You are the man! Thus says the LORD God of Israel, "It is I who anointed you king over Israel and it is I who delivered you from the hand of Saul. I also gave you your master's house . . ."'"
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