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Morning Devotion: Firing blanks

“To acquire wisdom is to love yourself;
people who cherish understanding will prosper.”
Are these words from Confucius?
Ghandi?
Will Rogers?
Nope. They’re from a guy who knew a thing or two about wisdom.
A guy named Solomon. (Proverbs 19:8)
Do yourself a huge favor and seek wisdom.
The alternative is like going into a gun battle without bullets — it won’t go […]

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We’ve all heard many voices telling us we can’t succeed at this or at that.
Sometimes the voice we heard was our own.
Sadly, we’ve too quickly believed those voices without sincerely testing our abilities in the opportunity before us.
How many marriages fail because others said they can’t survive and hurting spouses rely on their own emotional […]

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Morning Devotion: Forever strong

What is the most important thing in life?
Being ready for the next life.
Here is King David’s view of priorities:
“My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; He is mine forever.” (Psalm 73:26)
On what — or on whom — is the […]

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Morning Devotion: Power On

Traumatic events such as the 9/11 terror attacks in 2001 almost always produce feelings of loss and weakness.
But they also give us the opportunity to rebuild new hopes and gain new strength.
It’s true in the natural world and in the spiritual world.
Most every believer has experienced an extreme loss somewhere along the […]

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Morning Devotion: Pop quiz

I never liked pop quizzes in school.
I did OK most times because I generally kept up with my homework.
But there were those days when I knew I was unprepared as the teacher said, “Close your books and take out a piece of paper….”

Invariably, I told myself that I […]

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