Poisoned Well, or Spring of Life?

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In None But the Brave, Japanese and American warriors find a way to suspend their hostility and work together to sustain life. (Warner Brothers 1965 Lobby Card, imaged by Heritage Auctions.)

It seems that all humanity has longed for an end to war and conflict. God promises a time when we won’t learn war anymore, but in the meantime we hone our skills at conflict with every opportunity. Do we have to wait until the Kingdom comes to live in peace, or is there something we can do about that now?

Genesis 1:28; Deuteronomy 30:19; Jeremiah 2:13, 17:5-8; John 4:13-14

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Music: “Cool Water,” Bob Nolan, performed by Vaughan Monroe and His Orchestra with The Sons of the Pioneers, RCA Victor 1948 (I’ve Heard That Song Before, Reader’s Digest 2006).

Just Let Me Go Home

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A U.S. Coast Guard Cadet glances down while climbing a mast of the CGC Eagle during the ship’s 2019 summer cruise. (USCG photo posted August 13, 2019, United States Coast Guard Barque EAGLE Official Facebook page.)

Sometimes life can get so hard that we’re ready for our Creator to take us home. But what do we really mean by that? And what does He hear when we cry out that way? 

Psalm 1:1-6; Jeremiah 17: 5-10; Luke 13:6-9; Galatians 5:16-23; James 3:13-18

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Music: “Sloop John B,” The Beach Boys, Good Vibrations: Thirty Years of The Beach Boys, Capitol Records, 1993. The full song can be heard at https://americansongwriter.com/beach-boys-sloop-john-b-behind-the-song/.