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Guard Your Heart

Guard Your Heart

According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) heart disease continues to be the number one cause of death in the United States.

Heart disease claims more lives each year than all forms of cancer. This is true for both men and women. Not surprisingly both our federal government and the heath care industry is very proactive in educating the public about heart problems. We are warned about habits that harm the heart. About foods that are unhealthy. The importance of physical exercise. And the need for medical checkups. Continue reading

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A Man After God’s Own Heart

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 “A man after my own heart” has become an English idiom.  It refers to one with whom we have an affinity.  A bond.  A kindred spirit.  It is an endearing expression that speaks to someone who shares similar tastes.

Bible students quickly relate to the statement regarding King David.  When Saul disobeyed God, the prophet Samuel told him that God was removing him from the throne and replacing him with another King.  He said, “The Lord has sought for Himself a man after His own heart.”  Paul also referenced it in Acts 13:22.  Continue reading

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Anger. Identity. And a Change of Heart.

AngryBusinessmanThe United flight was cancelled. The airport was crowded. And a single gate agent was rebooking a long line of inconvenienced travelers.

Suddenly an angry passenger pushed his way to the desk. He slapped his ticket down on the counter and demanded, “I HAVE to be on this flight and it has to be FIRST CLASS.”
The agent replied, “I’m sorry sir. I’ll be happy to help you, but I’ve got to help these folks first.   But I’m sure we’ll work something out.”
Unimpressed, the man shouted, so everyone could hear, “Do you have any idea who I am?” Continue reading

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What’s The Heart of the Matter?

On Jason’s first day of school, the class was asked to stand, place their right hand over their heart and recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

The teacher, Mrs Jones, watched the children as they began, “I pledge allegiance to the flag….” when she noticed Jason had his right hand over his left ear.  She stopped and said, “Jason, put your hand over your heart.”

Jason replied, “It is over my heart!”

After repeated attempts failed to get Jason to put his hand over his heart, Mrs Jones asked, “Why do you think that is your heart?” Continue reading

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