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Two Suitcases Packed

I have a friend named Sue who’s dying of cancer. Unless God intervenes in the natural course of this disease, she will no longer be with us in two years.

When I first heard of Sue’s predicament, my stomach went into knots. I decided to call her husband, Dan Secrist—who founded YWAM’s work in Spain many years ago—and ask about Sue.

I wanted to know how to pray, and to let them know I cared.

That’s when I heard about two suitcases that were packed.

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Humbly Accept Your Limits

Many issues shout out for attention this week. Impeachment madness casts a pall over Washington, D.C. and remains a waste of time and money by progressive politicians bent on overturning the 2016 election. Let’s vote them out in 2020.

I’m still weighing President Trump’s decision to remove troops from Northern Syria. Most people I trust say it is a bad move for stability, religious freedom, and rewarding loyalty in the region. But it might be a wise decision to force other nations to rise to their responsibilities. Time will tell.

In the next few weeks I will be giving some messages on “Humility”–a subject far removed from the Twitter mob wars in the U.S. and bombing campaigns in the Middle East. But it’s a vital subject for those of us “seeking first God’s Kingdom and His righteousness” (Matthew 6:33).

And I’ve come to a conclusion.

A wise person will humbly accept their limits.

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Two Deaths, One Hope: In Memory of Tim Allen (1956-2019)

Shirley and I were enjoying our regular “Family Night” gathering with our two moms on Monday when a call came that our close friend, Tim Allen, had suddenly died at the age of 62.

No, not that Tim Allen.

Our Tim Allen and his wife Julie have been close friends for nearly three decades.

Also, on Monday, I read a sad story about another kind of death–this of a spiritual nature. It broke my heart more than the passing of Tim.

Two deaths. One hope. And one very important question that every person must answer.

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