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Living Job’s Life

When things go wrong, times get tough, sometimes we begin to feel like Job, don’t we? At one point, he became so aggravated he asked God outright, “If I sin, what do I do to you, you watcher of humanity? Why have you made me your target?” ~ Job 7:20 [The Message]   In the midst of trials, did you ever roll your eyes and ask “why me?” I’ll admit I certainly have — more than once! It’s human nature to wonder…

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Revenge and Forgiveness

Revenge and Forgiveness – Revenge is a short-term hate tactic, never a solution to any problem. It is the polar opposite of forgiveness. It solves nothing, creates more discord, possibly widening any chasm that might otherwise be bridged by extending grace. Yet, we see this occurring somewhere in the world nearly everyday, don’t we? “All who see me; they hurl insults, shaking their heads.” ~ Psalm 22:7  In this reading, we are reminded of Jesus’ mockery as a part of the…

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Authentic Trust

Fortune cookie messages are fun to read, aren’t they? Sometimes we pause, wondering what the creator meant. Often they cause us to contemplate what the future holds, or maybe consider how the few words on this little slip of paper may relate, written by someone somewhere who doesn’t even know us.  Has this ever happened to you? Recently, my fortune cookie message held words that served as a meaningful affirmation. It arrived at the right time, to remind me of…

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