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Keep Your Eyes On Me

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Carrying an extra 80 pounds on my frame, my arms and legs felt as if they were in mud.  Spying the quarter mile marker, my daughter informed me, "Mom, there's the line; let's turn around."  Tired and breathless, I managed, "Ash, I could turn back now, but I haven't crossed the line yet.  I have to finish.  This is just the half way point." 
I lumbered a little farther across the line and then turned around to complete the mile and a half circuit.

What dawned on me is I really did want to quit.  I really did want to give up and turn around.  You see, the situation I'm in overwhelms me to the point that I don't have any answers and feel powerless against it. 

Have you gotten to that point in your life yet?  Are you hemmed in by your circumstances so much that you feel like an paraplegic lying flat on your back on the ground looking up while screaming, "God, what is it? You have my attention. What do you want with me?"

Friend, if your a…

Rainbow Blessings

Yesterday, as I was coming to work, it was a BRIGHT and sunny morning. The sun couldn't have been larger in the sky. I'm singing to a song on the radio and the BLAMMO the sky opens up and a torrential downpour begins. No sign of clouds anywhere, none. Just the huge, bright sun and a ton of rain. So, I was absolutely sure there would be a rainbow. I knew it and started to look for it.


Why? Why did I look for the rainbow? Two reasons 1) Rain plus sunshine = a rainbow.  It is a scientific fact. 2) Rainbows remind me of God's promise to Noah Genesis 8:21 and Genesis 9:16. 3) Looking for the promised rainbow always distracts me from the torrential downpour.

I looked and looked for it for an hour, but I didn't see it. In my heart I knew it was there, but I wanted to see it. But...I knew there had to be one. In fact, I asked every customer for an hour, "Did you see the rainbow? There was rain and bright sun. I know there is one." Finally, a lady told me, "I di…

Can You Handle the Truth? (Part 1)

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  "Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Who's gonna do it? You? You, Lt. Weinburg?", the computer whirred while Col. Jessup continued his monologue.    "You don't want the truth because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall."

As A Few Good Men  played on,  I thought about how famous that movie made the phrase, "You can't handle the truth." Almost 20 years after the movie has sunset from the silver screen that line has become part of our vernacular.

I mused over the word truth.  What danced through my mind next was the fact that most people are on a search it, but when it reveals itself, most folks simply "can't handle the truth", but WHY?

As I sat pondering the big old WHY question, a small voice whispered, "if you truly recognized what is absolute truth and absorbed it, then you would be…