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Posts by Daniel Sirstad

The Ministry Of Forgiveness

The ministry of forgiveness is an absolute essential in the experience of every successful marriage. Paul wrote in Ephesians 4:32, “And be ye kind one to another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.” When a man and woman live as intimately as a husband and wife live, there are going to be…

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The Boiling Point

The boiling (anger) point of water is 212 degrees Fahrenheit or 100 degrees Celsius. Recently, I took a small saucepan and filled it halfway with cold water. I then placed the saucepan on one of the gas burners on the stove and turned the heat to medium high. With the excitement of a little boy,…

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No Trespassing!

No trespassing signs come in all sizes, shapes and messages. They are posted on public and private property. They are placed on large buildings and small alike. Businesses post no trespassing signs and so do home owners. A peaceful drive in the country will allow one to see no trespassing signs placed on the gate…

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Reversing The Ripple!

I remember, as a boy, how infatuated I would get by throwing a rock into a lake and watching the ripples appear one by one. At first, the only impact to the lake was where the rock landed. There was a splash causing great disruption. Then in quick succession ripples appeared. Each ripple impacted a…

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Procrastination

procrastination

You may think I’m getting a jump on 2018 writing early on this subject and as a result, find yourself impressed. Before you get too excited however, it is a greater likelihood my intention was to write this eleven months ago and am late, rather than early. Jackson Brown said, “The biggest gap in the…

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Self Diagnosing

self diagnosing

Confusion reigned for a moment. I knew I was on my back. It was dark all around me. I could have checked the time, but realizing my glasses were not on, I would not have been able to decipher the numerals. I was in bed. Why was I awake? Then it dawned on me. I…

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