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Coffee Stains: Thoughts On Aging (Yawn!)

It seems incredible to me that I struggled with turning 30. I thought I was getting old, but now I realize that lots of thirty-year olds are…

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Coffee Stains: Not Really Hers?

My son Charles heard the following story from Pastor Mawan in Sudan. It’s a bit unclear if it was a parable, but he believed it to be…

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Coffee Stains: If It Had Been a Snake, It Would Have Bit Me

I’ve been ‘awareness-challenged’ most of my life. For instance, mama would send me to look for something and I would look…

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Coffee Stains: Don’t Give Up!

Outside – some of the most beautiful sights I had ever seen paraded by as I watched from my seat in a rickety, old train chugging…

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Coffee Stains: Grenade Jumpers

I watched a part of a ceremony on the television news the other evening that caused tears to spring to my eyes. The President was awarding…

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Coffee Stains: Strange Cows

A cloud of dust rose around me as I followed the ploddin’ herd. Cowboying looks excitin’ when you’re watching John Wayne…

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Coffee Stains: The Unlevel Playing Field

A leader talked about a certain situation to a group that I’m a part of. One part of the group could take advantage of the situation…

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Coffee Stains: Hair!

Have you ever wonder why one generation thinks one way about something and the next generation feels completely different? I come from a…

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February 29: Leap Year Reflection

Use this extra day for a time to reflect and pray. Take some time a think about what God has done in your life this year. Thank Him for the…

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December 31: A Scroll of Remembrance

Today’s Scripture: Malachi 3:16-18 Central Thought: The Lord knows those who chose to serve Him. Remembering can be one of the most…

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December 30: Looking Back with Praise

Today’s Scripture: Psalm 1 Central Thought: We need to look back over our year and praise God for His blessings. What a year it has…

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December 29: Be a Voice for Justice

Today’s Scripture: Proverbs 31:8-9 Central Thought: Christians have a responsibility to reach out to the outcasts. ‘Who has time…

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December 28: On a White Horse

Today’s Scripture: Revelation 19:11-16 Central Thought: Christ alone is King of kings and Lord of lords. ‘No other name but the…

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December 27: Strong in His Power

Today’s Scripture: Zechariah 10:6-12 Central Thought: God desires to bless His people to be strong in His power. Brownouts—few things…

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December 26: Share Your Testimony

Today’s Scripture: Psalm 145:1-7 Central Thought: Christians have a testimony to share with those around them. ‘My grandfather…

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Journey to Wholeness

No one can doubt that we live in a broken world. As Jesus…

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Nothing Wasted

You would never call time of doing nothing with an earthly…