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Devotionals

Coffee Stains: Bottom Feeders

Once I was watching the weather on the evening news when I got bothered. Our friendly weatherman had just informed us that through four or…

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Coffee Stains: Make Up Your Feeble Mind

Rules for Making Good Decisions I teased a friend once, a friend who was having a terrible time deciding what to order at the restaurant,…

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Coffee Stains: God Dreams

This week I want to do something different in Coffee Stains. Usually I share with you from my vast wells of wisdom (I hear you giggling and…

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Coffee Stains: Plantn’ Corn Wantn’ Peas

It was the strangest thing I ever saw. I didn’t usually wander by there but this day I decided to take a different way and there he…

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Coffee Stains: God’s Heart Exposed

David was at that point in life where he was dreaming great dreams for his kids. He had killed his giants and conquered his kingdoms. That…

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Coffee Stains: Cowboy Dave

Recently I was invited to a church which was having a special Western theme that particular Sunday morning. ‘You can dress Western, if…

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Coffee Stains: Revenge of the Yip Yip Dogs!

A little story that I told on a recent Sunday morning provoked a reaction among some dog owners, and for that I want to redeem myself by…

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Coffee Stains: Poor Old Me!

Poor Old Me ! The weather is cold and nasty, The rain””just look at it fall! The sky is gray and leaden. Sad winter has engulfed us…

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Coffee Stains: Jump In!

Once, way back when, when I first met that lovely vision who became my wife, I had a dream. ‘Another dream? C’mon David.” I…

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Coffee Stains: Lady in the forest

The young man spotted her just up ahead on a forest trail that veered off to his right. He ran towards her slowing as he approached. Oh, she…

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Coffee Stains: My Name in Lights

My high school football career nearly reached its zenith my senior year when I got my name in the local paper two weeks in a row””each…

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Coffee Stains: How to Hurt Someone

We pray for power. Maybe we ought to pray for compassion first because compassion paves the way for miracles ____________________ I had one…

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Coffee Stains: The Worst Singers

Once I started a church here in Europe and right from the start the second-worst female singer in the world joined us. The worst followed…

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Coffee Stains: The Three Clocks

I stayed in an apartment this past weekend that had three clocks. The one in the bedroom proudly announced that the time was 12:50. The one…

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Coffee Stains: Public Opinion

“I could care less what they think!” You ever said that? You were probably lying weren‘t you? It seems most of us care much more…

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Facing A Debilitating Illness

Luke 13:10-17 10 On a Sabbath Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues, 11 and a woman was there who had been crippled by a spirit for…

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Sliding Through

As I waited for my husband one afternoon at the mall, I watched several kids slide by me. One moment, they were walking normally, and the…

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Love’s Number One Enemy…Unresolved Anger

What’s the number one enemy of love? Marriage expert Gary Smalley says unresolved anger is enemy number one when it comes to love. If…

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Crisis-proof your budget

When Paula Bliss divorced her husband six years ago, she hit the Dallas department stores to buy what amounted to a single-parent survival…

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Can This Marriage Be Saved?

During a press conference related to his extramarital affair Governor Sanford stated the desire to reconcile his marriage. As a divorce…

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Berate or Communicate?

Neither of us liked confrontation. Hurts and miscommunications piled up. I found myself snapping at my husband, sending…

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Women and Sexual Integrity

Men are not the only ones who wrestle with sexual purity. Women, too, struggle with sexual temptation, although it manifests itself in…

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The Freedoms of Abstinence

Bernice Krahn and Rita Salvadalena, volunteers at the Crisis Pregnancy Center in Everett, Washington use the following in teaching teens to…

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Internet Relationships: Caution!

The internet has brought us a lot of advantages, but we need to be careful when we enter into an Internet relationship!  Whether you are…

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I’m Dating – Again!

“If I had a gun right now I’d shoot you, and my ex-husband.” No words were verbalized but the hazardous thoughts charged through my brain.…

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You Can Love and Be Loved (Easy English)

You want to love others. You want people to love you. You want people to love you when you say and do good. You want people to love you when…

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Rediscovering Hope

There are times that we feel all hope is lost. It might be that you are the victim of circumstances you couldn’t control. It might be that…

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Voices

Every day we are bombarded with a hundred different voices… the television, our family, friends, co-workers, strangers, and all the…

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At the Feet of Jesus

One of the sweetest stories in the Bible to me is the story of the woman who washed Jesus’ feet with her tears. When hearing this…

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The Artists’ Treasure

I’ve heard people say “we seek a love so deep that the ocean is jealous” but little do we know that the ocean can’t…

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Defined

Sometimes the most freeing thing is going back to the basics of faith and the core foundation of who we are, who Christ says we are, and Who…