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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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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Plausible deniability

Sometimes when I am truly honest, I must admit that the most manipulative, sneaky person I know is me. There is something in the fallen part of my nature—the part of me that the Bible calls the flesh—that is constantly on the lookout for plausible deniability. I want to be able to plead my innocence […]

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Your victor’s crown–what is it?

What is the victor’s crown for your life? In his letters throughout the New Testament, the Apostle Paul made several references to crowns: the victor’s crown, crowns of righteousness, and the crowns or rewards that are waiting at the end of a successful Christian race. What is the victor’s crown for you? One of Jessica […]

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Giving up or giving over

If you have lived very long at all, you have no doubt discovered that there are very few things in life that we can control. We can insure, we can prepare, we can anticipate, and we can be ready and faithful, but we cannot control many outcomes. When we try too hard to control most […]

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