Peace in a High Gas Prices World

This morning, I had to take my car into the repair shop for a brake job and to fix the air conditioning. I’m not a happy camper. But wait! There is something to be grateful for! My mechanic took me to work and I sit here ready to put in a full day’s work…car or no car.

Why is it that owning a car can be such a financial drain? First, there’s the high purchase price of the car itself, then the high gas ($4.11 per gal at the time of this writing), then the repairs, and so on.

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Fixing System Overload

yoke: a wooden bar or frame by which two draft animals (as oxen) are joined at the heads or necks for working together.

Do you feel overwhelmed at times? How about overloaded? I do. I’m in the middle of making some tough, life-changing decisions. Career choices, relationship commitments, geographical moves…all these kinds of things that we face in life.

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Right Where You Are

It’s easy to be discouraged. You don’t make enough money. You’re not happy with where you work or live. Or your health or that of a loved one is not good. This world can really get us down. However, there is hope.

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Treating God Like a Genie in a Bottle

I feel like I deserve the usual things…you know…Geniea home on the Big Island of Hawaii, a beach home in Southern California, and a mountain home in Colorado. Oh, and also an RV loaded to the max. Please, Lord, I pray these things for you to bless me with…Amen! Isn’t that how we often pray?

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Alexander is a place to read devotions, book reviews, and other material with an emphasis on Christian authors and writers…some well known, some not-so well known.

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Love That Always Protects

Lucado: Six Hours One Friday

Asking For Wings

Failure is Part of the Deal

Then Jesus said to them, “All of you will be made to stumble because of Me this night, for it is written…” – Mark 14:27

Sometimes, I cry out for God’s plan for me. I do OK with the short term stuff…like I know He wants me to show up to work today and do my best. But, it’s the long term stuff I wish I had a “heads up” on.

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A Cloak of Love

Love…always protects. – I Corinthians 13:4-7 NIV

When Paul said, “Love always protects,” he might have been thinking of a coat. One scholar thinks he was. The Theological Dictionary of the New Testament is known for its word study, not its poetry. But the scholar sounds poetic as he explains the meaning of protect as used in I Corinthians 13:7. The word conveys, he says, “the idea of covering with a cloak of love.”

Taken from Max Lucado’s Grace for the Moment, Vol. 2

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