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A Truly Difficult Assignment

A Truly Difficult Assignment

I’ve determined that difficult people are like the poor. We “will have them always with us.” Fair enough. Just so long as they’re not near me. I’ve gotten pretty good at keeping a safe distance from difficult people. One of the perks of...
The Promise of New Year

The Promise of New Year

I’m going to do a brand-new thing. See, I have already begun! Don’t you see it? –Isaiah 43:19 On New Year’s Day, I turned over a new leaf—literally. I had been reading from Oswald Chambers’ My Utmost for His Highest, a collection of short devotionals for each...
The Best Choice for Thanksgiving

The Best Choice for Thanksgiving

What is your greatest Thanksgiving challenge? For my family it is choosing where to eat—and not with which relatives, but which restaurants. The question came up one Thanksgiving when my kids were very young, my husband was on the road, and everyone else was engaged...
Christian Sportsmanship

Christian Sportsmanship

It’s not whether you win or lose, but how you play the game. Don’t rejoice when your enemies fall. Proverbs 24:17 A well-played game is one that ends well. A well-ended game is determined by how its players handle winning or losing. Sulking is unsportsmanlike. So is...
A Better Definition of Love

A Better Definition of Love

“Christ’s love is greater than anyone can ever know, but I pray that you will be able to know that love. Then you can be filled with the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3:19 (NCV) I once heard a parent assure an anxious mother-to-be, “We don’t just love our...