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What’s your Giant?

You know the story of David and Goliath, the giant?  David is a small shepherd who tends his father’s sheep but offers to go up against a Philistine man who is over nine feet tall and was a big bully!  David hears the Israelite people talking among themselves about how big this guy is and how they are scared of these people.  David explains to King Saul that he has gone up against lions and bears who have attacked his sheep and that God has delivered him from these animals safely and that he trusts God to deliver him from the giant in victory.

Saul agrees to let him go but he must wear a coat of armor and a helmet and a sword.  But David wasn’t used to all of this garb and told Saul he couldn’t go out and fight the giant with all this stuff because he wasn’t used to it.  So he took 5 stones and a sling shot and went out to face the Philistine.  After much mocking from the Philistine giant, David told him that the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, was on David’s side and the Lord will hand him over to David.
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Adventures on the Bicycle of Life

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.
-Albert Einstein

I love riding my bicycle. My bike is yellow and bright pink and has a comfortable seat with a big straw basket on the front.  When I ride my bike I feel like I am one of those women on the east coast riding her bike by the ocean.  Riding my bicycle makes me smile.

Albert Einstein’s quote above is so true.  Life is like riding a bicycle.  We have to keep moving to keep our balance in this life.  Life is really an adventure.  We have to keep exploring new things so that we can experience all kinds of adventures on this journey.

As we look in the Bible we see a lot of adventures.  Jonah had quite a grand adventure of spending a few days in the belly of a fish.  Paul had a startling adventure when the earthquake shook his prison cell and he could have easily fled but he and his inmates chose to stay.
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