Chosen

Like the pumpkins, he was often overlooked due to lack of athletic ability or academic achievement.  And maybe his looks—with plain glasses too large for his face—didn’t attract any interest from the girls in his class.  But he remains to this day chosen by me as the most respectful, most dedicated student of my teaching career.

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Me or My Food?

I recently read in my local newspaper about a man who was once addicted to drugs.  He was given Narcan (Naloxone) too many times to count as a means to revive him from overdoses.  And even though his life had been restored twice in one day as part of the countless revivals, it took a five-day coma this last time around to snap him out of his addiction.  

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Stand by Me

That made me wonder if I would have given up the Promised Land to walk next to God if I had been Moses or if I would have chosen the Promised Land, even if it meant losing God’s presence right by my side.  Makes me wonder, as we embark on round two of David’s dream job application process, if God asked us to give up the dream all over again, would we?

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Hell is For Real

What if I told you, if you were traveling to a foreign destination, not to bother to go?  That it would be a horrible place to visit and that you would be unhappy, wishing you had chosen someplace else?  That you’d be surrounded by sinners operating in their sin nature at the fullest, much worse than anything you have seen others do before?  That you wouldn’t get any daylight there, so certainly no sunbathing opportunities?  Would you listen, or would you want to find out for yourself? 

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