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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Name Above All Names

“There is a name I love to hear / I love to sing its worth / It sounds like music in my ear / The sweetest name on earth...” What makes the name of Jesus so special? Why is it deemed worthy? Why does a heart come back to life at the mention of His name?

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Unnecessary Blindfolds

Although blindfolds are typically forced upon hapless victims of kidnapping and the like, there are more than a few children’s games — like, “Pinning the Tail on the Donkey” or “Blind Man’s Bluff” or taking a whack at a piñata — where one actually chooses to wear a blindfold. In any event, blindfolds infer that existing vision be “blinded”...

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All Their Glory

There’s no doubt about it—there are few scenes more breathtaking than a field full of wildflowers. No, not even a king attired in his royal robes can compare with it! As the sixth chapter of Matthew attests: “See how the lilies of the field grow… not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these...”

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Blown Away

When we “fall into” various trials and temptations, it is how we approach the Lord for wisdom which determines if faith is going to blow away our doubt, or if we’re going to allow doubt to blow away our faith. What is the danger of doubt? It starts as a hesitation...

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Landing On Your Feet

Although I grew up in a family that had dogs for pets, I have come to appreciate the impressive abilities that are unique to cats; most notably, being able to land on their feet at the end of a fall. Cats come equipped with a “righting reflex”...

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Written On the Heart

The Greek word for “write” is gráphō, and was first used for “the tearing of the flesh by a lance” (i.e. carving), and of “engraving in tablets”. In ancient Greece, tablets of ivory, metal or wood were coated with wax, on which words were traced with a pointed stylus...

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“It Is Written”

“Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, He was hungry. The tempter came to Him and said, ‘If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.’ Jesus answered, 'IT IS WRITTEN...'"

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Dispelling Smoke Screens

According to the US Department of Defense, a smoke screen is “a cloud of smoke used to conceal ground maneuver, obstacle breaching, recovery operations, and amphibious assault operations as well as key assembly areas, supply routes, and logistic facilities.” This definition also accurately describes the tactics employed in spiritual warfare...

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Freedom to Move Forward

Freedom does not stand still. Hidden from the view of tourists is the broken chain wrapped around the feet of the Statue of Liberty, symbolizing the freedom of our beloved country to move forward. Early in the Scriptures we read of an ancient people enslaved in Egypt and in need of liberation...

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