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Kindle the Flame

“If my life is fruitless, it doesn’t matter who praises me, and if my life is fruitful, it doesn’t matter who criticizes me.” ~John Bunyan

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Awake in the Dark

I was proud. (Yeah, I know, “was?”) So every time my Christian friend Mark brought up the J-word, I’d fire off a series of “well-how-do-you-explain-this?” questions, and he’d quickly change the subject. But what Mark didn’t realize was that I … Continue reading

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Growth Plan

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A Whiff of the Eternal

What if the sense of smell did not exist? After all, no one can hear, touch, or see the aroma of new ground coffee beans, or the misty balm of jasmine blooms. Without the sense of smell we would never … Continue reading

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Kindle the Flame

“If my life is fruitless, it doesn’t matter who praises me, and if my life is fruitful, it doesn’t matter who criticizes me.” ~John Bunyan

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Our Journey

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Be the Tree!

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Some years back, I missed a connecting flight and got stuck in Cleveland. Oh, the humanity! Yeah, I know, the city has spruced up a lot, but back then… Anyway, the result was an unplanned…

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