Have We Gotten Off Track?

As a nation, we have come a long ways from our founding roots – which has not been a good thing.  It seems that our country is more politically divided than I ever recall and values that we once held dear and precious seemingly have been discarded for an “anything goes” approach.  Absolutes have morphed…

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Have You Been Hurt?

That may seem like a silly question.  I mean, if you have been alive any length of time, you have certainly been hurt by someone.  It may have been a cutting comment, a rude response, a betrayal, and the list goes on.  So, the obvious answer to the question is, “Yes, I’ve been hurt.” Perhaps…

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Do You Want to Be Set Free?

Now you are probably thinking either, “Yes, I want to be set free,” or “I am Free, so what are you talking about?”  Author Lewis Smeades writes, “To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.” How often have you held on to resentment, carried a grudge, or harbored…

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Do You Have Enough?

 In a discussion recently, the topic was raised – “Do you have enough?”  Now you might ask, “Enough what?”  Which is a fair question.  “Enough stuff?”  Probably too much.  “Enough vacations?”  While I want more, I have already been able to enjoy more than most of the world.  “Enough clothes?”  I probably have enough to…

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How Dare Your Spouse Change!

Have you ever felt that way?  You fell in love with this wonderful person.  You liked their personality, their characteristics, their habits (well, most of them), and their interests.  This was perfect.  But then after a few years, something happened.  You woke up one day and it dawned on you – there was a stranger…

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Want to Live Longer?

Now that may seem like a silly question because the majority of people reading this would probably say -”Of course!”  Life and survival to live another day is a basic instinct hard-wired into our DNA.  God placed that drive in us so that we would live the life He has designed for us. If we…

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Everybody Loses!

Divorce can be such a disaster (most of the time it is).  I know there are certainly occasions when it is unavoidable, but that is not the norm.  And when children are involved, indications are that, for the most part.  Everybody loses! I recently had a mother of two young children say to me –…

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Do You Want to Get Up in the Morning?

Do you remember when you were a kid and you were excited and looking forward to something?  It may have been the neighborhood baseball game the next day, a road trip to your cousin’s for Christmas, or your first trip to Disneyland.  On those particular mornings, it is unlikely that your mom had to drag…

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