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  This quote is sometimes attributed to Max Lucado, but some have said that is not true.  So I submitted the question to the Max Lucado official website for confirmation.  They responded that it is not a Max Lucado quote and they have not been able to find the source either.   At any rate, I like the sentiment, and I hope it is a challenge and blessing to you. ...

Sigh.  We are all like the children of Israel. Exodus is an exciting and action-packed book, isn’t it?  Giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles.   (Ok, giants don’t show up until 1 Samuel, and I’m past the allusion to The Princess Bride.)  But Exodus is really an easy book to read, and it is so easy to see why God put it in the Bible for us.  The hard part is applying the truths to ourselves.   We are getting...

Here’s a post that’s out of my ordinary topic.  However, saving money and saving time is definitely a MostlySensible part of my life.  Who doesn’t like saving money?  So I’d like to pass on a little of what I’ve found helpful to me. I hate wasting time.  I especially don’t appreciate participating in something that was supposed to be a benefit to me but isn’t in the end.  Frankly, I don’t like getting “rewards” as much as getting cash back.  I don’t...

I enjoyed school.  I loved the organization, the schedule, and especially the knowledge.  I Didn’t enjoy tests in particular, but I enjoyed the satisfaction and accomplishments from a good grade on a hard test.   I had a lot of good teachers.  The best teachers I ever had were tough and had high expectations of me.  They also cared about me and my classmates.   Perhaps the Christian is a student, with the local church and Christian homes and...

In the political world and in our culture, there is a new term called the “snowflake” generation.  It has become one of Collins Dictionary’s 2016 words of the year, and it means, “the young adults of the 2010s, viewed as being less resilient and more prone to taking offence than previous generations.”1  There is a wider connotation to mean that these are young people (teens through early adult-hood) who not only are offended easily, but seem to think it’s ok to melt down in a panic...

How to be a follower The humility and discipline of submitting to those over us has a subtle and unique power.  It is not power over the leader, but power over self. Power over selfishness.  To place my desires and perspective and opinions below that of another person (husband, parent, pastor, teacher, rules, etc.) is not only a freeing thing, but an empowering thing.  Modern feminism, even “Christian” feminism, rebels against this.  This militant...

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