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    An Uncommon God

    1 Peter 4:12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: Simon Peter knew that, more dangerous than the trial itself, was the isolation it would attempt. It’s one thing to be attacked, it’s another to feel as if, the attack is unique to you. If you feel that no one else has experienced it, then it is far more frightening. He had walked a lonely road, denying Jesus, and weeping bitter tears. Jesus not only warned him, He pointed out that the others would scatter also. Jesus said “I have prayed for thee … When…

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    Balancers

    Over thinking and under thinking are two parallels of the same extreme. I’ve been guilty of both. At times, I’ve practiced one when needing to sharpen the other. Some people are waiters, others are jumpers, and a few are balancers. Balancers are those people who determine when to plan, and when to leap. The question is, when to wait, and when to jump? I believe there are some tools we can use to understand which is needed in a particular event. I would like to share three of them with you. The first is to evaluate your situation. Where are you in your challenge? Do you have time to weigh all…

  • Hisbits

    Hisbits: The Voice Of Otis

    He was Goofy, Owl, and Otis. Hal Smith’s career was about playing characters people loved. Most didn’t know Andy and Barney’s lovable still finder, was also Disney’s favorite dog. From Mayberry to villains of Scooby Doo, he lent his voice to countless classics. The Petosky, Michigan native was born in 1916. He spent his formative years in Massena, New York. After High School, he married Louisa in 1936. They would remain married for fifty one years, until her death. From around the time of his marriage, he was a Disc Jockey until 1943. Then, Hal joined the United States Special Services. It was a theatrical unit, entertaining the troops, during…

  • Serials,  The Sea Horse

    The Sea Horse: Going National

      The two villains spoke through video conference. Just hours before they were trying to kill each other. Now, they were each other’s only hope of maintaining control of their criminal empires. Each had lost face, it would be only a matter of time before challengers knocked at their doors. “Titanic is one of those rare entities you don’t control. He is a partner, and must be treated as such. Ignore that, and he will lose interest in your affairs. He is an eccentric genius, a scientist with the body of a steel tank that happens to be twelve feet tall. He will simply shut down and return to things that…

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    Let’s Play A Game

    Let’s play a game… Today, whether through a text, a phone call, a post, add value to someone. Now do this again tomorrow, only double it. By Friday, double it again.   What do you get from it? In just three days, you’ve helped seven people feel better about themselves. I know many of you are already doing this, so why do I mention it?  To encourage you.  Even though we don’t do this for recognition, or racking up points, someone is keeping score. An on those days when we are tired, we are lonely, we are scared, He sees to it that someone adds value to us.  Who can…