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What's Inside

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A third-grader was asked to write an essay on the subject of the human body. He submitted this masterpiece:

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Enemy Tactics

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Satan uses many methods to hinder the work of the Lord. Chapters 6 through 8 of Acts contain three illustrations of how he does his evil work through people and circumstances.

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A Man Named "Large"

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A man dubbed the King of Franks downed 20 hot dogs in 12 minutes of Coney Island competition. The man, whose nickname is “Large,” devoured his competition in the process, and then boasted that he was off to a barbecue. His nearest challenger consumed only 15 dogs.

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Unsung Heroes

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They may never be publicly applauded. Only a handful of people may praise them. In fact, they may be criticized and written off as foolish or even weak-minded. Yet they are the unsung heroes who serve as the salt that saves society from total corruption.

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An Insult To God

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A woman who was extremely upset phoned me several years ago. She said she was on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Apparently she had strayed far from the Lord, but now had returned to Him and truly wanted to do His will. The memories of her days of spiritual wandering, however, kept haunting her. She somehow couldn’t accept the fact that God had forgiven her sins, and she had no peace or joy. But worse than that, by her attitude she was saying to God, “I don’t believe You. You don’t mean what You say!”

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Reading And Remembering

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My elderly aunt was having difficulty with her memory. She tried to recall Scripture verses she had learned earlier in life, but they weren’t coming to mind. This bothered her. I told her that God understands our weaknesses. He remembers His promises even when we can’t. It’s more important that we rest in His faithfulness.

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Dartboard Or Pipeline?

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One day during my devotional time, this thought came to my mind: “Don’t let life happen to you. Let life happen through you.”

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In The Beginning

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Talk about great opening lines! You can’t do better than the Bible does. In just 10 words, Genesis 1:1 answers the age-old question of the origin of the universe. But what’s even more important, that opening verse introduces us to the majestic One who is behind it all.

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Old Year's Resolution

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What we propose to do in the new year is not as important as what we actually do with the old year. That’s why I suggest that instead of thinking about new year’s resolutions, we should think about the resolution of the old year.

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It's In The Books

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Judy White Edelson, in her Newsweek article “Not All Bridges Can Be Burned,” recalls a remark her mother made whenever Judy did or said something foolish. “That will go into your permanent record,” she would say. Judy admits she laughed at that warning. As a young person she anticipated “a long, full lifetime to make mistakes and explore endless possibilities.”

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