Monthly Archives: August 2017

Vagabond Kitties and Forever Homes…

August 31 Well… my kids have done it again. Recently, my wife and I returned home from much-needed getaway only to discover that we had (apparently) welcomed a new family member into our home – a six-week-old kitten that the … Continue reading

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Pictures from Texas

August 30 No doubt, like me, you are moved by the pictures of the devastation we have seen, coming from Texas, in the news lately. So much water. Bringing so much hardship and destruction and suffering. It is so hard … Continue reading

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Putting on the New; part 2

August 29 “Put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.” (Ephesians 4:24) Several days ago (see the post from August 21 ), we talked about why putting on the new self is so difficult. Initially, … Continue reading

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Honoring God

August 28 “Turn away… from doing your pleasure on my holy day; and… honor Him, not doing your own ways, nor finding your own pleasure…” (from Isaiah 58:13) As I was driving to church today I noticed some things… I … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

August 27 “Always be thankful… with gratitude in your hearts to God.” (from Colossians 3:15-16) Adopting an attitude of gratefulness can be life-changing. Think about the type of people we don’t like to hang around… they are sour, never satisfied, … Continue reading

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In Everything, Give Thanks

August 26 “Give thanks for everything to God the Father in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ… In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (Ephesians 5:20; 1 Thessalonians 5:18) A few days … Continue reading

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A Debt Too Big

August 25 “Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.” (Matthew 6:12) Yesterday, we talked about the importance of “forgiving our debtors.” Inevitably, there are those who read/hear these words on forgiveness and are plunged into the … Continue reading

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