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02/16/2019

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Lori Parrish   Lessons from the middle seat   Friends, if you ever want to do a self-check to see how you’re doing with “loving well,” I have a recommendation for you. Plant yourself in the middle seat of an airplane and fly across the country. It’s the...

02/10/2019

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Lori Parrish   In my continued quest to “love well,” I have recently been convicted by God about being genuine. It has been my ongoing desire to meet the challenge to love “everybody, always” (also a spectacular book of the same title by Bob Goff). It occurred to...

01/20/2019

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Lori Parrish   But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Matthew 6:33 ESV   I remember as a young child attending the small (20 member) Baptist church that my grandmother attended. If there was such a thing as a...

01/14/2019

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Lori Parrish   But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. Ephesians 4:7   I’m a big fan of the competitive cooking show “Chopped.” Four contestants, usually experienced chefs, line up in a professional kitchen for three rounds of...

01/02/2019

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Lori Parrish   During a particularly dark season, I was reading a missionary’s blog. She talked about the “wilderness experience” and said, “Something will grow from all that you are going through, and it will be you.” It’s so easy to read these...

12/25/2018

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Lori Parrish   I had the privilege of traveling to South Carolina to spend Thanksgiving with my family and my sister’s extended family. After dinner and dessert had been devoured and the turkey comas appropriately dissipated, the local visitors returned to their respective homes...

12/18/2018

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Lori Parrish   “Quitters never win and winners never quit.”—Vince Lombardi: NFL Player, Coach, and Executive (1913-1970)   This quote was made well before I was alive to hear or remember it, but I’ve heard it said many times in my 40-something years of life...

12/15/2018

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Lori Parrish   A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. John 13:34   There’s an old song that gospel artist Sandi Patty recorded called “Love in Any Language.”  This past week, I saw what that looked...

12/12/2018

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Lori Parrish   Do not fear bad news. Confidently trust the Lord to care for you. Psalm 112:7   I remember when I was a kid, before the internet, satellite TV, satellite radio, and cell phones, the news was something we watched at 6:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. That was it. Twice a...

12/02/2018

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Lori Parrish   I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With Him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Psalm 16:8   Several years ago, when I went to the eye doctor for a routine exam and prescription update for my glasses and contacts, it was discovered I had a rare condition...