Give Me That Mountain

Getting Rid of Excuses

A Change of Mind. Day forty-four...

My youngest son graduated from his rural K‐8 elementary school with almost perfect grades. But when he brought home his first report card from the big junior high in town, he had a C in one of his classes.

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Fear Is Our Response to a Real or Imagined Threat

Fear Exposed. Day one...

Remember the room with the closed door that nobody ever went in? Remember the window you never looked out of after dark? Remember the area of the yard behind the bushes that was surely home to hideous creatures when the sun went down?

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Abandoning Those Monuments We’ve Erected to Our Fears

Fear Exposed. Day twenty-seven...

“I remember when Uncle Ross had those exact same symptoms. You better get that checked out, ‘cause he was dead in six months!” And so we erect monuments to fears.

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From Fear to Faith

Fear Exposed. Day thirty-two...

The Israelites lived in Egypt as slaves, but they left Egypt as a free people with Egypt's wealth. Sounds like a happy ending… right?

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The Kingdom Is about Life

Fear Exposed. Day thirty-seven...

My wife and I have some acreage west of town we refer to as our chunk of paradise. The land is covered with mature trees, and this beautiful stand of timber is filled with deer and wild turkey. When I get around to it, we'll eventually build a house out there. But for now I use the property as my private gym; I lift rocks and tree limbs instead of lifting weights.

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No Reason to Work Alone

Health and Healing. Day nine...

When our three‐year‐old granddaughter was eighteen months old, she was at the stage of development where she began to want to do things on her own. Since she was still too small to communicate with words, she pushed us away with body language when she wanted to go it alone. But whenever she bit off more than she could chew she would come to me for some help.

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Victims Get Beat Up a Lot

Health and Healing. Day fifty-nine...

Have you ever felt like the punching bag in the training room where all the boxers work out? Then you can understand the relief I experienced, as described in yesterday's artice.

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Preferring to Live by Faith

Faith and Unbelief. Day sixteen...

I clearly remember the last time I woke up “feeling” as if my faith had been buried deep in the mud at the bottom of a farm pond.

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Isolation or Communion

The Law and Grace. Day fifty-two...

Did you ever have a time in your life when you only had yourself to answer to? When you could come and go as you pleased? When you had no accountability to anybody, other than to maybe call Mom or Dad once a month?

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