Happy Memorial Day

We are privileged to live in one of the most blessed – one of the most prosperous – and one of the most affluent nations on the planet.  I realize that America is not perfect – we are full of flaws and not the nation that we once were; but

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The Greatness of Gardening

It is that time of year when many of you will begin that process of working outside and planting your garden.  I remember as a child that my parents had a very large garden with a vast array of fruits and vegetables:  tomatoes, corn, watermelon, green beans, peas – whatever

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I am not a Victim

You will never live the life you were meant to live as long as you view yourself as a victim. A victim is a person who is held hostage by his or her circumstances or the people who surround them.  The more that I talk to people the more I

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The Bottom of the Bucket

When it seems as though you are scraping the bottom of the bucket – that means God’s provision is just around the corner. I bring that statement to you from the story found in I Kings 17 about the widow woman God sent the prophet Elijah to after his great

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The Power of Focus

In 1504, Michelangelo completed the statue of David – one of the most renowned works of art during the Renaissance period.  When he was asked how he completed such an amazing piece of art it is said that he responded by saying:  “I eliminated everything that was not David.” What

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