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Dismissing Discouragement

“Show her in.” Dizzy was led into the room where Mrs. Self was sitting. Raising her head from some paperwork at her desk, Mrs. Self said, “Yes?” “Well…,” Dizzy began. “Yes, what is it?” came the reply with just a touch of impatience. Dizzy finally answered, “You see, I’ve remembered something that I may have… Continue reading Dismissing Discouragement

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The Fight (Part 2)

For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. (Galatians 5:1, ESV)  On this day during which we celebrate the freedoms that we now enjoy in this great country, it is fitting to reflect on the fact that it was hard-fought. It was on… Continue reading The Fight (Part 2)

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Sifting Through

I realized the other day that I have a bad habit of thinking back over my life and categorizing things with a very broad brush. I tend to think, “that was a bad time,” “that was a good time,” “I was miserable in that season,” etc. It occurs to me that this is dramatic and… Continue reading Sifting Through

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To Catch a Thief

It seems like everywhere you go these days you encounter unsmiling faces in droves. Person after person walks by with an almost oppressive cloud around them. Living in Texas, I have to say that I probably encounter more friendly people than others living elsewhere. Truth. But still, even in Texas, the ratio of friendly, smiling… Continue reading To Catch a Thief