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Count Your Curses?






I was singing along to the old hymn recently, “Count your curses, Count them one by one… Count your many curses, See what evil has done.” Don’t click the exit button. I’m obviously aiming at sarcasm to get your attention. … Continue reading




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Loan Me A Hand, Please?






You put your left arm in, You put your left arm out, You put your left arm in & shake it all about… And that’s where the song’s ended for me lately. The left part of my body with its … Continue reading




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Thorn in my Flesh






To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from … Continue reading




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In Hiding?






Why is it I want to hide when I get to the end of myself? And I get there often. It’s big things, small things, anywhere in-between things. But I think getting to the end of myself is exactly where … Continue reading




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Puzzled?






This I know, dear Father: That problem or PREOCCUPATION. That predicament. That stronghold or SIN. That struggle. That attitude or ANGST. That aggravation. That confusion or CONFLICT. That commitment. Ah, Sovereign LORD, You have made the heavens and the earth … Continue reading




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Desperately Seeking Snackfood






While enduring my workout this morning, (and enduring is a VERY weak word), I was tempted to give in. After two weeks of letting the Lord keep me strong, boom, in one minute I was ready to throw in the … Continue reading




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When Waves Hit Hard…






“Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail.” Lamentations 3:21-22 I spent some time on the beach in South Florida a few … Continue reading




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Fix me, Lord






When the ick of life comes, it’s a comfort to know that I have Christ living in me. “Greater is HE that is in me than he that is in the world.” (1st John 4:4b) I thank the Lord everyday … Continue reading




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Cloudy Vision






This isn’t pretty to write. Sometimes the Lord makes my pen light, and sometimes he keeps my paper blank while I’m trudgin’ in the rough. And every now and then the Lord has to ask me 3 or 4 times … Continue reading




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Let Him Do The Math






My daughter struggles with Math. I see so much of myself in her as we work from one problem to the next during homework time. It’s not so much that she doesn’t grasp the concept as it is forgetting it … Continue reading




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