A Dumb Move

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READ : John 15:1-8 At an early age I made a huge mistake while trying to grow an extra large pumpkin. I had read that it is possible to milk-feed a pumpkin. To do this you have to make a small cut in the underside of the vine close to the pumpkin and insert a wick that is placed in a container full of milk. I mistakenly cut the pumpkin from the vine and then placed it in the garage …

Living in God's Presence

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READ : Psalm 31:1-5, 9-16 Life throws us curve balls. Sometimes it is really hard to understand why things happen the way they do. When we have rough days at work, school, or even at home we feel that it would be easier to run away from it all. The fact is that running away from our problems never solves them. They will still be there confronting us. Sometimes we feel as if nobody cares or that the world is …

God's Way-the Best Way

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READ : Galatians 3:1-14 As kids it was our job on the farm to move bedding straw from the hayloft to the baby calves outside. This loft was dimly lit and poorly ventilated. Attached to the side of the loft were pig pens and a cow-holding area. Both animal smells vented into the loft and created an unpleasant odor! My brother and I decided that we would fix both problems all at once. Our solution was to kick holes in …

Playing the Fool

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READ : Isaiah 48:17-19 When I was young and foolish, I did not always listen to my mother. One day while in high school my defiance ended up causing me great trouble. The student senate for Bethlehem Central High School was planning an outdoor festival. At the time I was heavily involved in theater as the technical director. The senate asked for my help with an outdoor concert. I volunteered and was given the task of setting up and running …

Listen Before You Speak

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READ : Proverbs 1:22-33 Have you ever received a pearl of wisdom-a little bit of advice you could never forget? Perhaps it came from a parent or a mentor. No matter the person, the advice became a part of you. My insight came to me from my father in a little “throw away line” that I picked up and have never forgotten. This little pearl of wisdom I have carried in my heart: “Listen before you speak.” How many times …