Give Me That Mountain

Promises… Promises…

Day four...

I recently bought a Cracker Jack three‐pack. It tasted as good as I remembered it tasting back when I was a boy. The prizes have changed though—more paper and less plastic.

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Day five...

When your mother held you in her arms after the neighbor ran over your puppy, after you broke your favorite toy, after someone on the playground made fun of you, did she just keep holding you, and holding you, and holding you? Eventually she told you to get down and go play.

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Day six...

Who in their right mind would look to the book of Job for encouragement? Well… me… I would. Without fail, whenever I hear God tell Job, “Who [is] this who darkens counsel by words without knowledge? Now prepare yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer Me (Job 38:2–3 NKJV)” I am encouraged.

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Love Is…

Day one...

Sherrel and I noticed that we were abusing the word “love” by attaching it to shoes, food, books, movies, and many other things in everyday life. So we established a rule in our house: The word “love” is reserved for people and for God. We “enjoy” everything else.

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Love Is…

Day two...

I don't claim to fully understand human emotion; I just study the effect it has on my life and the lives of those around me. Human emotion is a powerful motivating force for each of us. Our emotions demand our attention—and will be heard, no matter what they drag us through in the process.

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Day three...

We have certain expectations from those who claim to love us: Children expect their parents to provide them with food, clothing, and shelter. Husbands expect physical intimacy from their wives. Wives expect protection from their husbands. Friends expect what is shared in confidence to be kept in confidence. If you have healthy relationships with lots of people, your list of expectations will be long. If you have mostly unhealthy relationships, your list will be short.

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