Do you see what I see?

I recently had eye surgery—nothing as “hip” as LASIK or as routine as cataract removal.  I was born with a genetic disease of the cornea.  There are cells in the cornea that pump fluid away, keeping it clear.  When these cells don’t work correctly, fluid builds up and vision becomes cloudy or hazy.  It’s like…

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Are you mad?

”Well, who is this angry man I see In the mirror looking back at me?” (Steven Curtis Chapman, “Savior”) I don’t like the answer to that question–it’s my face in the mirror!  Why am I so MAD? Loss of control.  Fear.  Disappointment.  Weariness.  Or maybe something so silly as the fact that someone ate all…

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When the Road of Life is Too Steep

“The journey is too great for you.”  1 Kings 19:7 Elijah had triumphed over the prophets of Baal.  The Lord turned the hearts of the people back to Him—they fell to their knees and said, “The Lord, He is God!”  Then they killed the false prophets.  Elijah prayed, and the 3-year drought ended with a…

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The Third Commandment–Taking the Lord’s Name in Vain

What does it mean to “take the Lord’s name in vain”? When I was a kid, I thought it meant to curse.  To use the Lord’s name in profanity. After I became a Christian, I thought it also meant to use the Lord’s name in a careless manner—as in, “oh my _____.” Those are a…

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Do you pray?

Do you pray? Are you thinking about prayer more often in recent days?  Does the idea of prayer confuse or intimidate you? I found a simple definition of prayer online: “a solemn request for help or expression of thanks addressed to God.”  Prayer is communicating with God.  It can be done with eyes open or…

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