life was/is designed to be enjoyed!

Let us approach with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who has promised is faithful. And let us consider how to provoke one another …

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Luck, a hole-in-one, practice, and more frequent “God-Sightings”

Oh, how I love your law!     I meditate on it all day long. 98 Your commands are always with me     and make me wiser than my enemies. 99 I have more insight than all my teachers,     for I meditate on your statutes. 100 I have more understanding than the elders,     for I obey your precepts. 101 I have kept …

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Renovation, junk, and a sweet August 11 memory

And the one who was seated on the throne said, “See, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true.” - Revelation 21:5 It's easy to find something to write about when the grandkids visit (see "Learning from the children: we sure need the help"). The …

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golf, complete commitment, faith, and going purple

Yesterday's post turned out to be an interesting phenomenon. Most visitors were able to read the title, see the picture of tonight's "Presidential Debate" participants, and still understand that the post wasn't about Republicans, or about Democrats, or partizan, but was designed to encourage all of us to think about how we engage the political process. But the …

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just chill out and enjoy life!

Unfailing love and faithfulness make atonement for sin.     By fearing the Lord, people avoid evil. When people’s lives please the Lord,     even their enemies are at peace with them. Proverbs 16:6-7 GOLF: I don't know when I last played two rounds of golf in four days. But this week I did. Wednesday and Saturday; what …

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my cup of blessing…

Lord, you alone are my inheritance, my cup of blessing. You guard all that is mine. The land you have given me is a pleasant land. What a wonderful inheritance! I will bless the Lord who guides me; even at night my heart instructs me. I know the Lord is always with me. I will …

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you have eyes, but you can’t see!

Jesus said (to the disciples), “Why are you arguing about having no bread? Don’t you know or understand even yet? Are your hearts too hard to take it in? ‘You have eyes—can’t you see? You have ears—can’t you hear?’ Don’t you remember anything at all? Don't you understand yet?" - Mark 8:16-21 This is another "later …

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joint heirs with Christ – no asterisk

but you have received a spirit of adoption. When we cry, “Abba! Father!” 16 it is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ - Romans 8 GOLF SCRAMBLE: I love the "scramble" format for golf …

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why the church needs men, and why men need each other

Yesterday I met my good friend Ray for golf and conversation just over the border into Virginia. It was one of those "good value for the money" outings. Not only were the green fees fairly low, but we both hit the ball a lot of times. The result was a low "cost per shot" ratio. We …

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