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Let Nothing Move You – 1 Corinthians 15:58

Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. -1 Corinthians 15:58 NIV This verse reminds me very much of a recent picture making the rounds on Facebook. In the center of the picture is a lighthouse setting on a rock in a storm. The waves are crashing around the lighthouse. But it’s foundation is firm and the lighthouse stands secure; no matter what the storm throws at it, nothing moves it. Even so, …

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Run with Perseverance

Run with Perseverance – Hebrews 12:1-3

As the athlete in the stadium is cheered on and encouraged by the crowd, so we should be encouraged by those who have come before us. We may not see them now, and may not be able to physically hear their voices, but they do speak out to us from the pages of history. Let their faithfulness be an encouragement and example to you.

A Beautiful Tree

I recently spent a night in the backcountry and happened to notice some of the alders that were growing nearby, including one that my hammock was hung from.  Now alders are generally fairly straight trees, with small branches.  A mature alder looks something like a power pole with branches.  And many of them in the neighborhood of my camp did have that look.  But the one I focused on mostly, and hung from, bore little resemblance to a power pole. This tree has not had an easy time of it.  It appears to have been hit and broken by at …

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