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Perspective

Sometimes we lose our perspective. We make “mountains out of mole hills,” as the expression goes. Although I believe that everything in life has significance, we need to weigh things in the light of eternity. Now that’s a difficult thing…

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Object Lessons

When a teacher uses objects to illustrate a lesson, it helps us remember the object of the lesson. It ingrains the real meaning in our minds and hearts in a special way. Jesus, the Master Teacher, used lots of object…

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Mercy

Today I was reading in Isaiah about the Lord’s mercy to the children of Israel. So I’ve been pondering on the word mercy. It’s a desirable trait, but not a word we use often in normal conversation. The dictionary describes…

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GPS

Kansas City is a huge city. There’s Kansas City, Missouri, Kansas City, Kansas, and many sprawling suburbs surrounding both of these cities, spread over two states. So we often use our GPS to navigate this large territory. I am surprised…

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The Overflow

“My cup runneth over,” the Psalmist David said in what we know as the 23rd Psalm. This short statement was in the context of enumerating all of the blessings that the Lord, our Shepherd, gives us as He leads His…

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Compassion

Our family is, generally speaking, a compassionate bunch of people. My husband and our sons are stars at it. I call them “Good Samaritans.” They go the extra mile to help people who are in difficult situations. Giving comes naturally…

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Storms

Right now there is a storm raging in the Caribbean. Weather analysts have been able to track it, but can’t predict what it will do. Will it hover where it is until it runs out of steam? Will it strike…

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Windows

Among the thousands of photographs that my daughter and I take, you will find many of windows. All kinds of windows. Plain windows. Decorative windows. Shuttered windows. Stained glass windows. Windows with window boxes full of flowers. Leaded glass windows.…

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Comparison

Comparison is a game we all play sometimes. It can be a valuable experience if it leads to correct evaluation and improvement on our part. But it can be trouble. Some things should not be compared. That only leads to…

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New Projects

Well, it’s that time of year again, and I’m on a new project. This is something for my family members for Christmas. Every year I try to come up with something different. Sometimes I make poetry booklets. A couple of…

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