Facing the Reality of Aging

Now Moses was 80 years old, and Aaron 83 years old, when they spoke to Pharaoh. – Exodus 7:7

We stayed with our daughter during Hurricane Irma and returned home to find our house undamaged but our yard covered in trees and pieces of trees. Little wonder, considering we have more than 200 trees on our property. The next morning, cleanup began.

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A Spiritual Exercise

I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 3:14

Every day I read my Bible as I eat my breakfast. In the cooler months – far and few between in Florida – I enjoy power walking while I pray. (Take note of the verb “enjoy.”) But in the hotter months, (more…)

Wishing Our Lives Away

Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away. – James 4:14

Do you ever find yourself saying any of these things?

“If I can just get through this week . . . “

“Once this deadline is behind me . . .”

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How to Resist Temptation

A brand-spanking-new believer wrote to me the other day to ask how she could resist temptation. My heart jumped. How remarkable that just a few minutes into her life with Christ she should be so convicted about her lifestyle! At the same time, how remarkable those who have walked with Christ for a long time don’t experience the same conviction!

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When You Look for the Worst, You’ll Find It

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. – Philippians 4:8

Yes, I know I’ve quoted this verse before. Many times. But I need to be reminded of it. Maybe you do too.

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