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    Put Me in Coach!

    But many who are first will be last, and the last first. Matthew 19:30 The song goes: Put me in coach, I’m ready to play today! Look at me, I can be center field! During gym class, I remember the gruesome process of standing in a group while two team captains chose their teammates. Some kids bragged as they knew they would be chosen. Other students would stand there humiliated, fearful, and some with negative attitudes. Sometimes in life we are the best candidate for the job, but lack of self-confidence and poor attitudes knock us to the back of the line. God has no favorites (Acts 10:34). But we can have the favor of God if we live by his word…

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    Carried to the Table

    So, Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem, for he ate continually at the king’s table. And he was lame in both his feet. 2 Samuel 9:13 One day at a Catholic elementary school a group of children lined up in the cafeteria for lunch. At one end of the table was a large tray of apples. The nun made a note on the apple tray that said, “Take only ONE. God is watching.” At the other end of the table was a large tray of chocolate chip cookies. A child wrote a note that said, “Take all you want. God is watching the apples.” God sees all things (Prov 5:21). He watches…

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    All is Fair in Love and War

    Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. John 15:13 The saying ‘all is fair in love and war’ paints for us a soldier standing on a battlefield, fighting for the things he loves most. Love can be like a battlefield. It is the one thing people are desperate to find, and it is the biggest battle of all to sustain. The people you love can sometimes hurt you the most. We are called to forgive those who hurt us, love our enemies, and be peacemakers especially in the house of God (Romans 12:18). If we learn to do this then the…