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Do Your Best

Today’s Verse: “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the grave, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom” (Eccl 9:10 NIV).

Liz Varlow and Dame Evelyn Glennie have much in common. They’re deaf. But they have something else in common. Both are accomplished musicians. Liz is a viola player with the London Symphony Orchestra. She has won numerous and prestigious awards for her renown musical talent. She began to lose her hearing at sixteen and by nineteen was completely deaf. Yet, she has maintained her ability as a profound professional musician. Evelyn is one of the world’s most accomplished percussionists. She travels the world giving virtuoso concerts to huge public acclaim. Ken Robinson, from whom I learned this story, says “The achievements of Liz Varlow and of Evelyn Glennie demonstrate the extraordinary flexibility and virtuosity of the human mind” (Out of Our Mind, 110).


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Looking For An Eternal City

“Cast thy burden upon the Lord and he shall sustain thee; he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved” (Psalms 55:22).
I know not why but for the past several days the chorus of a beautiful song has been echoing through my mind:
“Burdens are lifted at Calvary, Calvary, Calvary;
Burdens are lifted at Calvary, Jesus is very near.”

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“Who Richly Supplies”

“Instruct those who are rich in this world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy.”

Christians are providentially rich, which is reason for me to once again complain after learning my name was omitted from the “Forbes’ Magazine Richest People In America” list. Year after year, whether by error, design or inadvertently, Forbes has failed to note my riches compared with Gates and Walls.


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