Warren Wiersbe Quote

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We are never out of reach of Satan’s devices, so we must never be without the whole armor of God.

From Ephesians 6:10-11:  “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His power.  Put on the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”

Quirky Team Names

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Sports teams abound

Loyal fans cheer on

Unique names astound


What is a Laker?

Honoring “Land of 10,000 Lakes”

Minnesota becomes Los Angeles Lakers


What is a Dodger?

In Brooklyn, dodging the trolley tracks

Becoming baseball’s “Dem Bums”—the Dodgers


What is a Canuck?

Referring to a French Canadian

Now hockey’s Vancouver Canucks


What is a Celtic?

Honoring Irish, Welsh, and others

Now a trademark of the Boston Celtics


Who are the Knickerbockers?

Remembering Dutch settlers’ trousers

NBA Knicks shortened from Knickerbockers


Why the Wizards?

Depicting violence as the NBA’s Bullets

Transformed into the energized Wizards


What is the meaning of the Mets?

Official team name of baseball’s Metropolitans

Becoming New York’s “Amazin’ Mets”


What’s with the Jazz?

Utah certainly doesn’t fit today

Formerly in New Orleans as the Jazz


Why the Cleveland Browns?

Sounding like such a simple name

Founded by their coach Paul Brown


Pausing now to catch an exciting game

Let’s hope this team’s name isn’t lame



Never Forsaken

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Life feels upside down

Angry with fists clenched

Barking back at God

You have forsaken me


Please, please my Lord

Don’t push me away

Heart fills with courage

Waiting for my God


Look around to witness

Patience comes to many

Those immersed in faith

Righteous saints never forsaken


God asks for perseverance

More to one’s life

Than just plain enduring

Bring me staying power


God is my stronghold

In times of distress

For those seeking him

God will never forsake


God always walks ahead

He was with Moses

He’ll be with you

Never to forsake you


Ask for God’s protection

Through faithful, fervent prayer

God’s justice will return

Never, ever be forsaken


Open hands, open arms

Looking up toward God

Submitting to my Lord

Never to be forsaken

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Edwin Hubbel Chapin Quote


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Neutral men are the devil’s allies.

From 1 Peter 5:8-9:  “Discipline yourselves, keep alert.  Like a roaring lion your adversary the devil prowls around, looking for someone to devour.  Resist him, steadfast in our faith, for you know that your brothers and sisters in all the world are undergoing the same kinds of suffering.”

Haiku Series #12

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Special You

Only one of you

On a planet of many—

Yes, you are special!


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God remains thoughtful

His creation of family—

Amazing grandchildren



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Allow life to come

Sharper and better focused—

Slow down, now to see