Posts with the tag “kingdom”
Focus Like an Archer
by Curt Dodd on January 3rd, 2023
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. (Matthew 6:33)I am a traditional archer. This means that I use a plain wooden bow, not one of those compound bows (with training wheels), nor crossbows. I use a conventional wooden long bow to shoot targets and hunt. Right now, I am hunting and shooting with a bow that I made myself out of Osage wo...
Think Before You Speak
by Curt Dodd on October 1st, 2022
Now this is what the Lord Almighty says: “Give careful thought to your ways.” (Haggai 1:5) What a probing verse! It is not a friend or a parent who challenges us today; rather, it is the Lord Himself! “Give careful thought to your ways.” There are so many things we do each and every day without a second thought. Some things are done out of habit or possibly impulse, having learned and repeated ce...
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