the bottom line for Jesus (hint – he’s not that interested in what we say)

When we walk with the Lord  In the light of His Word,What a glory He sheds on our way;  While we do His good will,  He abides with us still,And with all who will trust and obey. John Henry Sammis (1887)“Everybody who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise builder who …

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trusting providence, not prosperity

For my thoughts are not your thoughts,     nor are your ways my ways, says the Lord.  For as the heavens are higher than the earth,     so are my ways higher than your ways     and my thoughts than your thoughts. (Isaiah 55:8-9) There was a great story this week in the book I'm reading with my …

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more about living like we mean it (because God certainly meant something when we were created)

Live like you mean it! Because God certainly meant something when we were created! Wednesday my men's Bible study enjoyed a discussion around the story Jesus told about the guy who buried his talent instead of putting it to work for God (Matthew 25:14-28). We talked about the various gifts God has given us, about …

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dogs, routine, faith, and gratitude

Yesterday evening, walking through the house taking care of all the "before going to bed" details, I noticed that Scout Labradoodle was watching every move that I made. She positioned herself in the kitchen where she could see everything simply by tilting her head one way or the other. Take out the garbage. Set up …

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trust, obedience and transformational faith

NOTE: the new header (at least for a few days) is taken from Naomi Campbell's painting of the Mt. Sinai summit view. Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at …

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