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Do You Have a Plan?

How many times have we jumped into a project without thinking it through? Or went into battle without having a plan? I think back to many experiences when I didn’t think something through, only to find myself taking two steps forward and three steps back. I also remember my father coming along and saying, “Son, did you think this through? …

Daily Drops of Inspiration

Time is a rushing wind, moving us in one direction. In our youth, we embrace the illusion that we’re fighting the wind and winning. As we age, we no longer have strength to fight the winds of time. Then we can sink in despair or raise the sails. Phillip

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Worried? …Pray!

Little insignificant things drive the mind to worry, worry, worry. Silly things wake us in the night. The mind spins out of control and we can’t focus… …until we pray. God invites us to pray about everything—even the little things that become big in our minds. God answers these prayers. We know we can trust God with big things when …

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The Best Gift

Grace is a healthy freedom that turns life into a song, a poem, an art, and a dance. Even the sad and painful experiences can be music, dance, and poetry. Perfectionism and grace/excellence can’t exist in the same space. Perfectionism always demands more than we can give. Perfectionism kills—nothing can grow under the laws of perfectionism—everything dies under its heavy-handed, …

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Just This Much

If a little is good, then is more better? Not so with faith. The apostles thought they needed more faith to forgive, but actually they just needed faith. Faith doesn’t come in sizes. It only takes faith the size of a mustard seed. When we know we need to do something, to wish for more faith is really an excuse …

Daily Drops of Inspiration

If I don’t stay true to God, how can I live with myself? Desmond Doss, from the movie Hacksaw Ridge