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JESUS PAID TAXES TOO

“But so that we may not cause offense, go to the lake, and throw out your line. Take the first fish you catch; open its mouth and you will find a four-drachma coin. Take it and give it to them for my tax and yours” (Mt. 17:25). April 15. Tax day. Today also marks Good…

TRUTH BY THE DOZEN

Twelve times. “I write to you.” In the book of 1 John, he states why and for who he writes twelve different times. I appreciate people with a focused mission. John wrote Truth to caution people against sin. He wrote because sins were forgiven. He wrote because his audience knew Jesus, therefore they knew the…

YODA COMMITS

“Do. Or do not. There is no try.” Yoda, from Star Wars stated this in The Empire Strikes Back movie. Yoda taught Luke Skywalker to focus on the present, to commit himself to win or lose. Luke needed to choose between the light or dark side. “Do. Or do not. There is no try.” The…

MARCH MADNESS

Word Count: 298 I applied my heart to now, to search and seek out wisdom and the reason of things, to know the wickedness of folly, even of foolishness and madness (Eccl. 7:25 NKJV). March. Men’s basketball fans associate this month with March Madness, NCAA’s Division tournament of 68 teams in seven rounds shooting for…

YOU CAN RAISE THE DEAD

I don’t have money. I have a house to maintain. I don’t have a car or education. I don’t have time. I can’t because…I’ve used these rationales (read: excuses). When I accept current weakness to inhibit movement, I hinder strength. Sometimes I don’t have the instant resources, but I disqualify myself when I allow circumstances…

FLYING COURAGE

Happy Views Day and Happy St. Patrick’s Week! Here’s my weekly fact you may or may not know about me: First destination I flew: Sterling, Colorado. I met a childhood pen pal for the first time after exchanging letters for 11 years. Readers! What about you? What is your most memorable trip and what makes…

ANOTHER COURAGEOUS POST

Happy Views Day! I’ve shared 30 facts you may, or may not know, about me during this Year of Courage. I began posting these weekly Acts of Courage August 1, 2021. I’ve been surprised at how many new people and stories I’ve met online. Thank you for this unexpected treasure! #31 Favorite beverage (in addition…

ROLL WITH IT!

Five words that changed my direction. “When you go through deep.” This comes from Isaiah 43:2, “When you go through deep waters, I will be with you.” When. Not if. Not, in case this happens… When. You. Whoever reads Isaiah’s promise from God. You are me. You are we. Go. Motion. Heading into. Go is…

PROJECT COURAGE!

Happy Views Day! Another installment of my Year of Courageous Acts (exposure to something you may or may not know about me…) Animal I’d like to have domesticated: Woodchucks/groundhogs Starting a new month, marching courageously, Christina