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“By faith Noah, when he was warned about things not yet seen, with reverent regard constructed an ark for the deliverance of his family. Through faith he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness that comes by faith” (Hebrews 11:7, New English Translation). Several years ago, I moved into a new neighborhood and was getting acquainted with the lady across the street. While chatting about her home and how long she had lived there, she casually mentioned there was a bomb shelter beneath her garage. The house dated back to the cold war era when tensions ran high…

“I say this about the LORD, my shelter and my stronghold, my God in whom I trust – he will certainly rescue you from the snare of the hunter and from the destructive plague” (Psalm 91:2-3, New English Translation). I have a weekly visitor at my house that has caused me to install some safeguards. Miss Arabella has now learned to walk, and just off my living room is a stairway to the lower area. I quickly realized that a baby gate was a necessity when the little lady comes calling. I really can’t explain to her why her way…

“I was there when he set the limits of the seas, so they would not spread beyond their boundaries. And when he marked off the earth’s foundations,” Proverbs 8:29 Humans struggle with being told what to do. Everyone wants to be the Captain, to be in charge, to take orders from no one.  We don’t like having boundaries, and we love to exercise our “right” to our own free will. God has placed boundaries for a reason though, a very important, life saving reason. Have you ever driven through a highway, that was over-looking the ocean? You can smell the…