Smile more

Do you smile much? Are you quick and generous in your smiling or are you a bit more cautious and reserved? I hope you are a smiling person because there is incredible significance and power wrapped up in a human smile. In the Old Testament, the Hebrew word for smile means to cause to burst, […]

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Wiser

There is an ancient proverb that says, “He who knows not and knows not that he knows not is a fool—shun him. He who knows not and knows that he knows not is a child—teach him. He who knows and knows not that he knows is asleep—wake him. But he who knows and knows that […]

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Created not born

Psalm 102:18 says, “Let this be written for a future generation, that a people not yet created may praise the Lord.” Consider the word choice in this fascinating passage. When the psalmist looked expectantly toward future generations, he described them as being created not just born: “Let this be written for a future generation, that […]

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Life from the sidelines

Generally speaking the most important events in our lives do not happen in the limelight when all eyes are on us. They happen on the sidelines when we simply show up for daily life. My youngest daughter, Madelyn, was a soccer player, and over the years, her mom and I spent many dozens of hours […]

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Very truly yours

In Winston Churchill’s The Second World War he disclosed numerous correspondences between himself and President Roosevelt, and in nearly all of his letters to the president Churchill concluded with the valediction, “I remain very truly yours, Winston Churchill.” Consider that phrase for a moment: I remain very truly yours. That is powerful language! There is […]

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