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“Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:” Philippians 1:6 I am sure that every one of us has an unfinished project somewhere in our home.  We saw an interesting pattern and purchased the materials to make it, but just never got around to finishing it.  Every few months we probably pull it out and maybe work a bit on it, but then it gets put aside until later. We keep telling ourselves that we are going to complete it, and maybe someday…

Remembering the games of my childhood, I fondly recall playing Blind Man’s Bluff (tag), Pin the Tail on the Donkey, and Taste Test. The commonality of these games is that they require a blindfold to play. Although being blindfolded removes the sense of sight while playing, all your other senses become heightened and grow keener. In addition, you must TRUST in order to play successfully.  Blind Man’s Bluff – you have to LISTEN to every sound, learning to distinguish movement and direction. You’ll need to TOUCH objects & people, in your sightless search for someone to tag. Pin the Tail…

But why do you call Me “Lord, Lord,” and not do the things which I say? (Luke 6:46, NKJV) The words of an old hymn sometimes come to my mind and I begin to sing. The refrain goes like this: Trust and obey, for there’s no other way To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey. (“Trust and Obey” by John H. Sammis, 1887) As I hum the tune, I wonder about the writer’s pairing of the words trust and obey. To understand how the words relate, I checked their meaning and found this: Trust — “to rely…