A Good Friend

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A Good Friend

Friendship is one of the uniquely human things of all the species living on the planet. While other members of God’s creation have special bonds with one another, it is humanity that builds friendships spanning time and barriers. There are many versions of the quote that says, “If you get to the end of your life and can count X number of friends, you are fortunate.” I’m sure that statement is made from someone’s observation and experience with people who stayed and with people who walked away. … Continue reading

7 Steps of Becoming a Good Steward

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7 Steps of Becoming a Good Steward

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1. Recognize God as the Owner– deal with the spirit of mammon. Mammon uses money to get a hold of people’s hearts and promises everything that only God can provide (Matthew 6:24). Most people think that more money will be the solution to their problems, but statistics show that within two years most people will completely destroy or consume any bonus or raise they receive. That means if you don’t make good stewardship decisions, you will be at the same level of poverty regardless of raises and bonuses.… Continue reading

The Spot In My Eye

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The Spot In My Eye

I have complained for months about my inability to see very well from my right eye. My left eye is clear and my right eye resembles a foggy windshield, a sometimes hazy picture, like stepping in from the cold into the warm and everything turns opaque – – but only in my right eye. My eye surgeon is one of the greatest in the country, but he’s not the easiest to get to. He has a bevy of people around him who are bright and young and eager to solve whatever ocular degenerative cases may be approaching Dr. Mann. So it’s often difficult to get to see “the man” because the up-and-coming brilliant minds can usually solve your problem.… Continue reading

Great Gifts

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Great Gifts

Choosing gifts for the ones I love is often laborious for me. I love to give, but I am not especially attentive to style and modern culture, so choosing clothing for others as a gift from me is risky…for them. I tend to buy things for myself that are durable, last a lifetime, and don’t need replacing, so when I have to choose something for someone else…it can be dated or made out of brass, and I think it’s grand. I think the most beautiful color is comfortable.… Continue reading