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Eric Joseph Staples
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I am a Jesus follower, husband, dad, granddad, minister, licensed professional counselor, professor, and someone like you just trying to get it all right...
I am a Jesus follower, husband, dad, granddad, minister, licensed professional counselor, professor, and someone like you just trying to get it all right...

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The Journey
“…I’ve learned the secret of being filled and going hungry…” Phil. 4:11-13 Today we’re flying to Arizona for my nephew’s wedding. It’s been quite a journey already, from the parking garage to baggage check, late arrivals to turbulence, the journey has been ...

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Pure Joy 2016
“For You are our glory and joy…” – 1 Thess. 2:20 It’s Christmas time! There is certainly joy and happiness this time of year! I prefer joy. Happiness rises quickly like a flash flood in the Ozarks and can disappear just as fast, but joy lasts. It sticks aro...

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My Final Election Thoughts…
“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest” -Matt. 11:28 Well, here we are! Election time! Like you, I’ve been experiencing V.F. (Voting Fatigue). I made up that diagnosis, but I really am numb to the television and radio polit...

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The 2016 Presidential Election
“Some boast in chariots and some in horses, but we will boast in the name of the LORD, our God.” -Psa. 20:7 My friend, Will Cunningham, took the “words out of my mouth” regarding the election next week…except he said it better! Please prayerfully ponder his...

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Boundaries
“The mind of man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps” -Prov. 16:9 Boundaries are curious things. We like them but we hate them, at the same time. We like them because they provide safety and security from outside dangers, but boundaries also attem...

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This Old House
“For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope” -Jer. 29:11 Change can be so difficult. When the “old normal” is replaced by the “new normal”, it doesn’t feel normal at...

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Crazy Elections, Part Two
“Of the sons of Issachar, men who understood the times, with knowledge of what Israel should do, their chiefs were two hundred; and all their kinsmen were at their command” 1Chr. 12:32 The verse above, First Chronicles 12:32 reminds us that we need to be in...

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Crazy Elections, Part One
“Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God” –Romans 13:1 The American political system is crazy! The irony is that craziness is what makes Americ...

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Gigi
“But the greatest among you shall be your servant” Matt. 23:11 Jeanie Beadle Staples is an incredible women. Sure, I know I’m biased she is my wife, after all. But she really is awesome. She is outstanding because she is understanding. She chooses to be a...

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Half Empty or Half Full?
“Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth” -Col. 3:2 The other day, someone accused me of being an optimist. Actually, they were just agitated with me for not jumping on their bandwagon of frustration and anger towards the “sta...
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