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Wine Skins

When I bought my house years ago I thought it would be pretty cool to put in a pool but there was one problem…money.  After closing costs and all the other expenses that just seem to keep coming, the budget was not there for a pool, at least not one that a professional would install.  I…

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Tool abuse

I like to fix things.  I have always enjoyed figuring out how something worked, finding what was broken and doing my best to repair it.  I remember tearing apart a VCR when I was in High School.  The tape wouldn’t eject after it was loaded.  I found a little gear wheel that was broken.  This…

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Heavenly Sounds

I wrote a post called “Phone Home” where I talked about this verse: John 10:27 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. (NKJV) The Greek word translated voice here is Phōnē: a sound, a tone, of inanimate things, as musical instruments, a voice, of the sound of uttered words.…

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Making history in His story

When you hear or read a story what is your perspective? Are you a participant or an observer? For me I am usually watching the story like watching a movie. I can identify with some of the characters but don’t assume their role. I bet most of us do the same thing. If we agree…

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You are what you eat

Did you know that the devil doesn’t make or create anything? There is only one creator who is our Father in Heaven. So what does the devil do? He is a murder and a thief. He is a destroyer. He is a liar and is the father of all lies. Knowing that actually energizes me…

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Phone Home

I love to see God references in the movies.  When you are looking, you see many “Jesus moments.”  In many cases I bet the writers and producers didn’t recognize or intend for the Jesus implications but God finds a way. Sometimes it is very obvious like a direct reference to prayer or angels or miracles…

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God is Smiling

I love to spend time outdoors. I like to hunt and fish and camp and all that other outside stuff. Sometimes when I go hunting it is really cold and dark when we get to our “spot.” I don’t know if you have spent anytime standing in one place while it snows on you in…

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The “I BELIEVE” Button

In my line of work I often get to brief military capabilities of the future. Most of the time those proposed capabilities are unproven or not demonstrated. We make assessments and predictions based on projected performance, analysis or educated guesses. So I get challenged when I suggest a given capability will give the military what…

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Character Flaws

Romans 5:3 Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4 and endurance produces character, and character produces hope (ESV) Here is a quote from a Facebook post: Suffering is a wonderful fertilizer for the roots of character.  The great objective of this life is character, for it is the only…

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