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By Carolyn Crow and Jackie Calhoun
Carolyn Crow is a life-long resident of Gurdon where she has raised a family and worked in education while devoting her life to God, her church, her family and her friends.

Jackie Calhoun is a a resident of Arkadelphia where he takes a ...
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Carolyn Crow is a life-long resident of Gurdon where she has raised a family and worked in education while devoting her life to God, her church, her family and her friends.

Jackie Calhoun is a a resident of Arkadelphia where he takes a downhome view of life and Christianity.
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I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house down!”---- You have probably heard this classic line at least once in your life time, which was spoken by the big bad wolf in the fairy tale, “The Three Little Pigs!”  However, I am fascinated by the fact that there is much truth in the moral of the story:  Making good decisions pays off in the long haul.      

Moreover, let us consider the parable that Jesus gave in Matthew 7:24-27.  “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.  The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”

This parable gives every indication that before the storms came, these two houses looked identical.  They may have both been beautiful, spacious, and comfortable.  On the surface you couldn't really tell which house was built on the sand and which was anchored deep to the rock.  It was only when the storms hit that you could see the difference in the homes.

So it is with us.  It’s impossible to tell who we really are when things are going well.  But it is during the stormy seasons that reveal the strength of our foundation.

Is your footing dug deep enough?  Will your anchor hold when the storms of life come your way?  Nevertheless, if you have invested time in laying a biblical foundation you will not be disappointed.  It will pay off in the long haul.  

My dear friend, please be assured that destruction is the very nature of Satan.  His ultimate goal is to kill, steal and destroy.  But, no matter how hard he huffs and puffs and try to blow your house down, he can never destroy that which is built on the solid rock of Truth.  The next time he shows up at your house; tell him to go away, because he’s wasting his breath.  

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