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This One Sunday

“And so here I am, preaching and writing about things that are way over my  head, The inexhaustible riches and generosity of Christ. My task is to bring out in the open and make plain what God, Who created all this in the first place, Has been doing in secret and behind the scenes all along.”  Ephesians 3:8 (MSG) Mental health illness and challenges; part of our family for over 20 years. Two decades  should have been enough time to identify, treat, deal and heal from mental illness,  so we could move on. I was tired.  The desire of my …

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God’s Calling His Church

Well they have pea graveled the main highway between our house and town. I know it’s called chip and seal now, but it’s still a very difficult road to be on. Unfortunately we will be going on different roads to avoid the mess for a while. Fortunately we have a different road available. Oh beloved, God speaks to our hearts. There are going to be times when the road you have traveled forever will need to be avoided. This season is one of those times. God is calling us to take a different route. He isn’t messing up our lives. …

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Work After Retirement

I found only one reference to retirement in scripture, and that was in Numbers about Levites’ requirement to be involved in active service and it applied to men age fifty years and upward: they should come to duty in service of tent meetings. And at the age of fifty years they should withdraw from the service of tent meeting. to serve in less important jobs such as guards. Hope I understood this passage correctly, but you may want to read it in your Bible. If so, read Numbers 8: 23-26. It is a bit difficult to understand retirement being set at fifty years of age when many men lived to be old during Old Testament times. However, this requirement …

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Calling the Working

        For a decade I worked for a local Ford dealership, and for the most part I enjoyed my job. I was able to start a department and do things in the booming Internet age that had never been done in the dealership before. Still, in the midst of my working days, something nagged at me — a longing for something more. Perhaps your work completely fulfills you. After all, God created us to work, even before the Fall. But perhaps, something else nags deeper. Is it a hidden passion? A dream you’ve never realized?  I’ve felt those …

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No Brakes No Steering

  Danny decided our car needed washing, so we pulled in to one of the newest ones while we were in a nearby town. This one was different than any I’ve ever seen. You pull up, choose your wash, pay the money and then you put your car in neutral, take your hands off the steering wheel and remove your foot from the brake. It then compels you forward and take you through the entire wash by itself. It sure felt weird neither to steer nor to put on the brakes. But when we were through we drove out the …