With all the saber-rattling going on in the world today, many of the young men I know are beginning to wonder. “Are we going to war? Will I be called up?”  The very concept of a military draft is new to them.  I’ve lived through several wars—World War II, the Korean conflict, and Vietnam.  I […]

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Scripture: “Watch out that no poisonous root of bitterness grows up to trouble you, corrupting many”  (Hebrews 12:15 NLT). As a kid growing up in the Oklahoma Panhandle, I became very familiar with the dry, thorny tumbleweeds that blocked fences, roads, and empty buildings. The “Russian thistle,”  a green, thirsty bush, absorbs many liters of […]

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Scripture:  “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”  (Philippians 4:13 NKJV). Our nation, and in fact, our entire world is in terrible straits. We have abandoned God’s laws, and we are reaping the terrible rewards of our bad choices.  What can we do? What can I—an old lady of limited influence and […]

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Scripture: Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.,” Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise” (Luke 23:43-43) NIV. For several years, I taught children’s church at the Friends Church in Bacliff, Texas. One of my favorite teaching tools was puppetry.  I made four large […]

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I recently found myself indignant over something a friend said and responded with angry words of my own.  Even as I spoke, my spiritual contentment and peace evaporated.  Then I turned to the Lord in my morning quiet time and asked what He would say to me. The gentle answer came as I felt impressed […]

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