All That Glitters

“All that glitters is not gold” is a saying that has become well-known to mean that not every person or place or thing that appears to be precious or true is actually so. That which glitters may capture our attention, but may not be able to deliver the goods...

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The Uncommon Denominator

A fraction (from Latin: fractus, "broken") represents a part of a whole. Mathematically, a common fraction, such as ½, consists of a numerator and a non-zero denominator—the numerator representing a number of equal parts and the denominator indicating how many of those parts make up a whole...

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Rejoicing Together

The endearing—and enduring—aspects of our Thanksgiving holiday are easily identified as: 1) A public celebration specifically to acknowledge the goodness of God, whether in deliverance from calamities or in the daily dispensation of His bounties; and 2) A time when family and friends can rejoice together over the faithfulness of Providence...

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Coming Soon!

“Coming soon…” is a well-used phrase of marketers, whether it’s to promote an upcoming movie, or announce the release of a new book, or describe the future home of a new business on a property sign. But one day this phrase will forever and only be associated with one event: the soon return of our Lord Jesus Christ...

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Seeking Gleaners

This is the time of year when the common mindset is that of an overflowing cornucopia. Yet I am reminded of the Lord’s command after He had miraculously fed the multitude with nothing more than five small barley loaves and two small fish: “Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted...”

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Don’t Blink!

The things that the world cherishes most—riches, beauty and life—are fleeting. The Bible uses word pictures to aptly describe their transitory nature: the swift wings of the eagle, dreams and shadows, flowers that wither, vapors that vanish, a breath that is exhaled...

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Sweet Will of God

In Isaiah 6:3 and Revelation 4:8, the nature of God is proclaimed in threefold repetition by angelic beings and heavenly creatures that surround His throne: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty…” If holiness is the heart of God, then it stands to reason that it also represents the will of God...

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The Straight Line

Regardless of how careful the attempt, no one is able to draw a perfectly straight line without using the straight edge of a ruler. The ruler—also called a rule or line gauge—not only measures distances, but also “rules” straight lines...

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No Matter the Weather

Derived from a quote referring to the courier service of the ancient Persian Empire, an inscription on the James Farley Post Office in New York City reads: “Neither rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”

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Final Flight

There were well over a thousand people gathered at Edwards AFB to witness the historic final flight of the Space Shuttle Endeavour. This is the youngest of the space shuttles, having replaced Challenger after its demise in 1986...

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Considered Precious

The longer you live, the more you realize what is truly precious. Webster defines "precious" as that which is of great value, highly esteemed, or excessively refined. The Scriptures refer to many precious tangibles, like gold and silver, rubies and emeralds, onyx and sapphires. What could we possibly consider to exceed such worth?

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Holding Fast

The harvest mouse is the smallest European rodent. An adult can weigh as little as four grams! Its rather broad feet are perfect for climbing, with a large outermost toe, allowing it to grip stems with each hind foot as well as its tail. In short, the harvest mouse was created to cling...

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