The verse of the day

The verse of the day

I sat at the gate, sipping a coffee as I waited to board the plane for my 6:20 a.m. flight. Despite the early hour, fellow travelers buzzed with conversations, excited, I am sure, for adventures ahead. I was excited, too. Ready for a break from work and looking forward to seeing my nephew and his family after too many years. One of the aspects of travel that I enjoy most is people watching. I love observing how people interact in families,...

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Self Control

Self Control

We’re all aware that self-control is one of the Biblical disciplines of a Christian life. Some forms of self-control are relatively easy for us, and others considerably more difficult. For example, you may state confidently that you are not promiscuous, a drunkard, gambler or practice any of the other troublesome human behaviours which are prevalent in society. However, before we take any personal credit for being such a ‘good person’,...

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Crossroads…

Crossroads…

There’s a road near our home here in France that has significance for us. Actually, it’s an intersection on this road. A crossroads. About five years ago we decided to ride our bicycles on one of France’s many designated and well marked bike paths, #29. The path isn’t near to where we were staying that summer but we had an opportunity to house-sit further north so we took advantage of new areas to explore. As we continued on...

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Hypocrite

Hypocrite

I’m sure we’re all familiar with the term ‘Hypocrite’ and its meaning in today’s society. It is widely used to describe someone who pretends to be something which they are not, especially in order to deceive or gain respect or popularity. However, it is being used more and more to describe those who hold to Biblical truths against an ever-changing backdrop. Sadly, those who use the term to describe others are very often the ones who are more...

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Praying for God’s family

Praying for God’s family

I’ve been reading through Ephesians lately. It’s one of those go-to books of the Bible for me. I can easily jump into any chapter, any verse and find wisdom for the day. I think a lot of that has to do with Paul’s mission to reach the foreigner, the alien, and count all as brothers and sisters once faith had bound them together. Ephesians is one of Paul’s prison letters, written to believers in Ephesus while he was on...

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