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Poison of Heroes – Installment 1

Chad stopped dead still. His feet rooted themselves to the broken pavement as he turned his ear toward the sound, straining to assure himself he had heard it. The only sound now was the dim ambience of passing traffic coming intermittently down the alley. Chad’s jaw clenched. He looked about for some means of defense. He stooped. Old Faithful, the ...

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Book of Days – Book Review

Cameron Vaux is losing his memory. It started out as a small annoyance—forgetting he’d written himself a note five minutes ago—but now it’s become a big problem—losing memories of his wife, killed two years ago. The creepy thing is, Cameron’s late father predicted this would happen. And when it started, his father told him to find the Book of Days. ...

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Man-eating Miracle

“My God sent his angel to shut the lions’ mouths so that they would not hurt me, for I have been found innocent in his sight. …”  The king was overjoyed and ordered that Daniel be lifted from the den. Not a scratch was found on him, for he had trusted in his God. (Daniel 6:22-23 NLT) It was Easter ...

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Sunflower

For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit, because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and receives human approval.  (Romans 14:17-18 NIV) Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.  (Romans 12:12 NIV) What’s big, tall, embodies sunshine, and brings ...

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real devo: good out of bad

I’ve never been a huge fan of change. Maybe because when I was little, it seemed that change only brought bad things. Change brought stressful jobs to my dad. Change moved me away from my best friends. Change was a little bit scary. And change hurt. Then I grew up (not necessarily matured, just sayin’,) and realized that change could ...

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real devo: let’s talk about money

Now this may sound greedy, but let’s be honest: we all want money, we all like walking around with some spending money in our pockets. But summer is for fun not work, at least in my mind it is. So I’ve come up with a solution: jobs we like to do! In school when picking electives, teachers advise me to ...

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The Death of A Car – Not the Driver

DO NOT TEXT and DRIVE. Do NOT Talk on your Cell Phone and DRIVE DO NOT glance at your phone to look for new messages or updates. DO NOT DO anything that will distract you from driving. Our pizza delivery guy, a teenage driver, was distracted the other night AND going 40-45 mph in our neighborhood. I always see him ...

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Road Signs

“Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.” ( Psalm 37:3 NIV ) “Dwight, quit being a back-seat-driver.” Eddy was tired of being harassed. “I know where the exit is!” Eddy had just gotten his license. By saving every bit of cash that he could, he bought a car. And, by taking a ...

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Enjoy the Ride

“I am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go.” (Isaiah 48:17 NIV) Climbing in the driver’s seat for the first time made my heart beat faster and my smile grow wider. At age fourteen, I could barely see over the steering wheel, but with my permit ...

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