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Franklin Planner November 25, 2014

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I am one of the few people in the world who still carries a Franklin planner, the paper version of many electronics. It’s a calendar that I use to plan my week and my day. It keeps my to-do list and my contact list, and nothing in it is electronic. I have to write it down. If I don’t do something one day, I have to transfer it to the next day.Continue

The Big Three November 21, 2014

Ephesians 4:32 says, “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as Christ God forgave you” (NIV).

The second part of this chapter is all about how we need to be renewed in our minds, become a new self, and get rid of the old self. It has a whole section on the footholds that Satan has in our lives – anger, stealing, unwholesome talk, grieving the Spirit, brawling, slander, malice, and bitterness. All those things keep us from knowing how God wants to work in our lives and who He really is – the King of kings and Lord of lords. It’s about living as children of light. We are in a battle, and each step is fought for. It is a battleground. Continue

Maintaining Sensitivity November 18, 2014

I love what it says in Ephesians 4:18-19, talking about the Gentiles: “They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in all kinds of impurities, with a continual lust for more” (NIV 1984).Continue

Hassles November 11, 2014


Unless you’ve gone to sleep for the past month, you know we’re having a world-wide war against Ebola. This virus is so violent and powerful that we really don’t know how to control it, so all the airports in Europe are on high alert not only for terrorism but for the spread of this Ebola virus. Continue