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Daytona Rogue

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Daytona Beach residents of 30 years said they had never seen anything like it. A rogue wave 27 miles long, 18 feet high, and 250 feet wide suddenly rose out of a calm sea and crashed ashore. Apparently triggered by an undersea landslide, the huge wave piled sailboats on top of vehicles along a popular drive on the Florida beach.

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Our Measured Life

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The root meaning of the word translated number in “teach us to number our days” (Ps. 90:12) is “to weigh” or “to measure.” We are to place each day in the balance and make it tip the scales in a way that will bring glory to God and blessing to the lives of others.

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God's Love On A Plate

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During His life on earth, Jesus chose to identify with poor and destitute people. He lived as one who had no place to call home (Mt. 8:20), and His ministry was marked by compassion for the needy.

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Real Wholeness

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I was driving my car and listening to a talk-radio program when a young man called in. He was desperate because he had been expelled from college and had lost his job.

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Purge Out The Poison

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My friend and I were standing in the parking lot of a restaurant where we had just finished lunch. While we were discussing the damage a bitter spirit can cause, he took out his New Testament and solemnly read Hebrews 12:15 to me: “Looking carefully . . . lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled.”

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Babies Need Weaning

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I find few things more delectable than three or four of my wife’s freshly baked chocolate-chip cookies, hot from the oven but cool enough to pick up and introduce to my longing taste buds. What really makes this treat complete is a large glass of ice-cold milk. That milk and those cookies are made for each other.

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Conflicts At Christmas

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Christmas—that time of year when the courtrooms are once again filled with the not-so-merry sounds of lawyers arguing about whether nativity scenes violate someone’s civil rights or whether Christmas carols can be sung at a school concert.

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Dare To Be A Daniel

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Bible characters like Daniel encourage us and show us how to live. We still need “Daniels” today—men and women who have convictions and the courage to stand for them even when it involves sacrifice or unpopularity.

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"If I Tell The World"

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At the close of an evangelistic meeting held by D. L. Moody, a Norwegian youth stood up to testify of his faith in the Lord. He wanted the congregation to know that he had been saved, but he had difficulty speaking English. Haltingly he managed to say, “I’m up here because Jesus wants me to be a witness. He promised that if I tell the world about Him, He’ll tell the Father about me!”

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A Priceless Possession

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Followers of Jesus Christ are called to be people of integrity. They are to be upright and honest, choosing a good name above riches (Prov. 22:1) in a world that is seeking quite the opposite.

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