“…Have you ever known anyone who achieved all they ever dreamed of, then lost it all through their own actions and choices…?”

Have your ever worked around a guy who accepts no opinion other than his own?  He doubts, or questions, all universally accepted opinions.  He lacks faith in all, except his self.  He would be considered a bonafide SKEPTIC.   Proverbs 29:9 tells us that- “If a wise man has an argument with a fool, the fool only […]

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“…as we get older, it is not the things we did that we often regret, but the things we didn’t do….”

How much do we notice as we go through our day?  Lisa Beamer on Good Morning America – If you remember,  she’s the wife of Todd Beamer who said ‘Let’s Roll!’ and helped take down the plane over Pennsylvania that was heading for Washington, DC back on 9/11. She said it’s the little things that […]

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“…But remember… every time we are tempted by satan; God will intervene for just a moment…”

 Does satan lurk within us; have power over us; or control our thinking? Can satan deceive us; make us sinful, or rich? I believe that satan has “as much power as we do.” I believe that satan is granted “particular power” over humans that God allows…. because God has given us “free-will.”  I don’t believe that satan […]

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“…sometimes we need to be SENSITIVE…. to the IN-SENTIVE, and the TOO-SENTITIVE…”

Sensitive, Insensitive, Too Sensitive? It’s NICE to be around people who are SENSITIVE to others, particularly those who are “sincere” and whose purpose is to make others feel good and cared about. This is a wonderful attribute for all concerned.  We can be sensitive at home, at work, socially, at play, and in a spiritual atmosphere […]

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“…Don’t put the keys to your happiness in someone else’s pocket….”

As part of an on-going effort to provide you, the reader, with perspectives on life-events, other than my own, today, I am featuring an article by the Rev. Jerry Long, my good friend, and Associate Minister of Shandon Baptist Church, Columbia, SC. This article was written for SBC, by Jerry, for their monthly Senior Newsletter, […]

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“…The world is changing…we have to, and must, change with it…”

You know….we go through life, always…. Adjusting. Change this, change that, give up this, or that…modify….re-arrange…move…re-develop…amend…revise…reverse. It NEVER ends…it seems. But you know…for some… it NEVER starts. Some of us, simply RESIST change. For some, who refuse to change, it’s for varying reasons. Example: Some of us are just hard to get along with, we […]

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“…It could be said, too, that our own Government has MARGINALIZED its own Citizens…”

Margin….marginal….marginalized. What does this mean, and what are the boundaries and implications?  Is one worse than the other?  Most of us think of MARGIN as being one of several things.  The blank surrounding significant characters…just like the blank space surrounding this paragraph. Others may think in terms of “the difference,” or profit, or remaining balance.  […]

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“…Don’t confuse a “bit of pride” with ARROGANCE; or a bit of “ego” with being HAUGHTY…”

I bet that if someone were to refer to you as ARROGANT, you might strongly disagree with them.  I KNOW that I would.  I would admit to parts of the accepted definition, but largely disagree that I fit that mold.  Before I get too far into this self-analysis, let me point out (again) that I […]

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“…UNDERSTAND….. that I’m not Mr. Clean. I stand under a CLOUD, and I’m sorry. I am repentant….”

Every now and again, I get to feeling SORRY for myself, and start thinking about “all the people who have WRONGED me.”  I can say, without reserve; I’ve been screwed out of, at least, $3 or 4 Million in my life-time.  Some would say… well, that’s not that much money… and, in once sense of the […]

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“…Our Country’s FUTURE is paying for the entitlements of today…”

The United States, it is often said, is the “greatest country in the world.”  Our ship is about to “sink” as a result of ENTITLEMENTS.   The founding of Jamestown, America’s first permanent English colony, in Virginia in 1607 – 13 years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth in Massachusetts – sparked a series of cultural events […]

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