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A Very Small Member

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“ The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets  the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell. ” (James 3:6) It can happen at any time.  In a quick swift move the vocal cords are taken over and you are no longer speaking of your own accord.  Sounds like a sci-fi movie!  Ever found yourself saying something you regretted?  Perhaps we’ve spoken a little too quickly, when a few more seconds of silence would have kept our mouth from sinning. Yep, this is real stuff. Well, it was a long tentacle that moved swiftly and almost choked its victim.  It swiftly took control of the human and began to speak through him.  The tongue and vocal chords now at the disposal of this alien creature; every word at its command! Yep, I was watching a movie again and the Lord ministered to me.  This time on the big screen was no other than Independence Day and all its creatures. The Bible sa

Training Day

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When Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them on the road through the Philistine country, though that was shorter. For God said, “If they face war, they might change their minds and return to Egypt.” So God led the people around by the desert road toward the Red Sea. The Israelites went up out of Egypt ready for battle. Moses took the bones of Joseph with him because Joseph had made the Israelites swear an oath. He had said, “God will surely come to your aid, and then you must carry my bones up with you from this place.” After leaving Sukkoth they camped at Etham on the edge of the desert.     By day the Lord went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so that they could travel by day or night. Neither the pillar of cloud by day nor the pillar of fire by night left its place in front of the people. (Exodus 13:17-22) Stuck is what we call it. The everyday humdrum or lack of excitement. I ge

Carousel of Life

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Psalm 16:11 You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand. Ever feel like an outsider?  I don't necessarily mean lonely but more like wandering if your life is making an impact in this  carousel  of life; feeling like a stranger in a foreign land. Often we're surrounded by people, perhaps at a family gathering, maybe at our job or whatever place we find ourselves and yet there is a sense of separation. We wonder what kind of impact our life is making.  God has built us to love  people ; I love to talk and engage people, interact and enjoy life together. But there are parts of my life that create a PUSH for me.   Certain environments and situations create distances that can almost be measured; space that separates, and there is not much I can do about it. I embrace this with a sense of sadness.   This PUSH has caused me to "Pray Until Something Happens." Today