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A Solid Path

“Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.” Psalm34:8 ESV The Bible encourages us to taste and see that the Lord is good. But tasting and eating are two different things. Knowledge that floats in the head is not the same thing as victory that becomes an abiding truth within our lives. There is a huge difference between tasting reality at the start and experiencing that same reality as an ongoing experience. There is no substitute for the essential element of growing in the knowledge of Scripture. God’s Word, is to be studied diligently. The directional markings in His Word lead us to freedom from sin’s power over us. There is nothing sin fears more tha

How does Love begin?

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. I John 4:7 Ann Landers once wrote, “Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.” I like that quote. It captures the elusive topic of love with some practical insights into its true nature. True love begins with friendship. Ms. Landers certainly netted the ideal, but let’s be real, that stuff is hard to pull off. I mean, settling for less than perfect and making allowances for human weakness sounds go

Good Kids 101

“Even a child makes himself known by his acts, by whether his conduct is pure and upright.” Proverbs 20:11 ESV Raising good kids is not rocket science. Now, before I get on my soap box, let me define “good kids.” They are the ones the kindergarten teachers love to get. They sit down when they are told, raise their hands before speaking and interact well with others. Good kids are respectful to adults and their peers. They are quiet when they are told to be and play like wild comanches when free to do so. They clean up after themselves and take responsibility for their actions. Notice, nothing was mentioned about intelligence, athletic ability or talent. It is always character that counts. Ho

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