EPA to regulate Army use of smoke grenades


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Phew… the Army can use them as long as air quality is maintained.

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Is Chronic Pain Your Focus? What Happens When You Shift Your Thoughts?


Chronic Illness Pain Daily Devotionals

“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.” (Romans 8:18)

I remember when I first learned to drive. It was overwhelming yet exciting, terrifying yet thrilling.

Peering over the steering wheel, I stared at the hood of the car. Lots of self-talk guided me. Stay in your lane. Check your rear view mirror. Watch your speed. You are doing fine.

Rumble, rumble, rumble. The unexpected sound shattered my confidence.

“Watch it; you’re driving on the shoulder. Get back in your lane” said my mother with all the composure she could muster.

The sound of the flat road surface signaled I was back on track. Confidence restored. Smooth sailing. But the hood of the car loomed so large. Stay clear of oncoming traffic. Keep to the right.

Rumble, rumble, rumble. Drifted again. Corrected once more.

Realizing my problem my mother…

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Groundhog Day


Tasting God

I gather Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this morning so we’re in for 6 more weeks of winter. As today’s winter forecast for my little corner of Texas heaven calls for a high of 75, I’m OK with that. (Although a good hard freeze to kill some of our insect population would not come amiss. Just sayin’.)

Remember the movie Groundhog Day where Bill Murray had to keep reliving the same day over and over again? I wonder how many of us feel like that every day? Do you find yourself stuck in the same attitude, the same actions, the same everything most days? It’s so easy to fall into a mindless routine as one day merges seamlessly into the next.

I don’t think we’re designed to live that way. A friend told me about an idea called “God’s pocket” where they set aside an amount of money to give…

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Is Chronic Pain Your Focus? What Happens When You Shift Your Thoughts?


Chronic Illness Pain Daily Devotionals

“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.” (Romans 8:18)

I remember when I first learned to drive. It was overwhelming yet exciting, terrifying yet thrilling.

Peering over the steering wheel, I stared at the hood of the car. Lots of self-talk guided me. Stay in your lane. Check your rear view mirror. Watch your speed. You are doing fine.

Rumble, rumble, rumble. The unexpected sound shattered my confidence.

“Watch it; you’re driving on the shoulder. Get back in your lane” said my mother with all the composure she could muster.

The sound of the flat road surface signaled I was back on track. Confidence restored. Smooth sailing. But the hood of the car loomed so large. Stay clear of oncoming traffic. Keep to the right.

Rumble, rumble, rumble. Drifted again. Corrected once more.

Realizing my problem my mother…

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Do You Have Too Much Noise In Your Life? In The Silence We Will Find Peace


Chronic Illness Pain Daily Devotionals

“But the Lord is in His Holy Temple; let all of the earth be ‘silent’ before Him.” (Habakkuk 2:20)

Have you ever been to a new doctor, only to discover that they think they know what is wrong with you before you even describe your symptoms?

Or. . .

Do you feel they are doing all of the talking, and they have not even heard a word that you have said? Perhaps they jump to their conclusions without fully examining all of the possibilities.

Do you ever meet someone you know in a store or just out and about and find that they know how to fix all of the world’s problems, especially yours?
Right away they just start chattering about everything that is wrong in your life

Or. . .

Perhaps you run into the person who loves to tell everyone every single detail of their problems, over…

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Prayer is a Motion


Armor of God

“Those persons who know the deep peace of God, the unfathomable peace that passeth all understanding, are always men and women of much prayer.”R. A. Torrey

Our Church is in Revival this week and our guest Pastor, Dr. Ron Smith, gave us a message on Monday that has really been lingering and pushing at me. The message was a simple one, that is that God is a motion sensitive God. That when we make a movement toward Him, that He responds.

Prayer is a movement, a request and plea for the intercession of the Holy Spirit, of Jesus and of God Himself. It can be a movement of praise, of need, of thankfulness, but it is always a movement on our part. It is the most important movement that we will ever do.

It is the movement that God seeks to know that we want to…

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