Learning to number our days

According to the latest statistics from the Social Security Administration, I have 29.84 years left to live.  That leaves me with approximately 10,899 more days, which sounds like quite a few until you consider that I’ve already lived 18,195 days.  By statistical probability, my life is well more than half over, and I am rapidly […]

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What makes you happy?

What makes you happy? Many years ago, Charles Schultz suggested that, “Happiness is a warm puppy.”  The little book by that title contained many similar kinds of suggestions of the identity of happiness.  Whether you care for warm puppies or not, one thing is certain, there is something you are pursuing that you believe will […]

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The beloved Son

It seems self-evident that a father would love his child.  There are aberrations to that statement, but in general it’s true (as Christ Himself verified, Mt. 7:9-11). Even unredeemed men enjoy taking their sons to the park to throw the ball and are happily willing to sit down with their elementary-aged daughters for “tea.”   And […]

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A steadfast mind, pt. 2

Matthew Henry comments on Isaiah 26:3 — 1. This is here the matter of a promise (v. 3): Thou wilt keep him in peace, peace, in perfect peace, inward peace, outward peace, peace with God, peace of conscience, peace at all times, under all events; this peace shall he be put into, and kept in […]

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Thanksgiving thinking, Part 3

You know the verse.  It’s short, concise, and direct. In everything give thanks, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thess. 5:18) Give thanks?  Sure.  We’ll give thanks when a job is provided.  We’ll give thanks when a baby is born.  And when a gift is received.  And when verbal encouragement […]

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