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Getting Old

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In the spring of 2017, I faced the possibility I might not live to see my 70th birthday. I was in the cardiac ICU in a hospital in Branson, MO with complete heart block waiting for a pacemaker to be inserted. It didn’t feel like God was done with me …

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What Inspires Me?

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Like many writers, I’m frequently asked what inspires me to write. Often, this goes far beyond the specific book they’ve been reading. Some authors might respond, “I need to earn a living.” Although few writers actually support themselves with their writing. So what inspires them to get up every day …

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Giving to the God Who Has Everything

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How do you give something to the one who owns it all? First of all, we need to acknowledge that he owns everything. Second, we need to praise him for blessing us. Third, we need to be givers. Then, we’re faced with the ultimate question: what could I possibly give …

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On Being Annoyed

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Do people sometimes annoy the snot out of you? It happens to me. A lot. Usually, it’s another driver who refuses to drive the way I want him to. The nerve of some people. It can also be my spouse, one of our children, a neighbor, a friend, or a …

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Who Told You That? 

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Remember the old cliché from childhood: Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me? Not true. Words and names can do much more lasting damage. Cuts and bruises heal. Words and names create self-images that linger and poison for years. They can become prophecies we …

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Choosing What to Write

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Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track. Proverbs 3:6 (MSG) As writers, we constantly have ideas for stories and articles. Sometimes there are so many, it feels like our heads will explode. This is part of makes …

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Abandoning God

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For the Lord loves justice, and he will never abandon the godly. He will keep them safe forever… (Psalm 37:28a NLT) I came upon this verse in my devotional time the other day. God never abandons the godly. He keeps us safe forever. A very comforting Scripture, one we can cling …

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