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Brush, Floss, Repeat

Visiting the dentist isn’t in my favorite destinations list, but alas it’s a necessity. When I didn’t visit the dentist for several years in a row, that first time back was a killer. I’ve learned than an hour twice a year with consistent daily hygiene is the key to a happy mouth.
Keeping a happy & clean mouth seems to be related not only brushing & flossing but also to what we put in our hearts, thoughts & emotions. Proverbs says that out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.
Let’s be sure that our dental hygiene is every bit as important as our spiritual hygiene!

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Going to the Dentist

I’ve got my kids at the dentist for their regular checkup. We’re all hopeful for a no-cavity report, but that’s a stretch with 3kids & 96 total teeth (I think). We do this wonderful appointment twice a year & we cross our fingers, hoping for good outcomes. 
Sometimes, people treat church like the dentist – a twice yearly visit, hoping for painless, quick & uplifting. Alas, dental hygiene is kind of like spiritual hygiene. Weekly visits, daily Bible time & occasional retreats often yield healthy spiritual growth. If plaque is like sin, then steady prayer & Bible time would be like daily flossing & brushing. Let’s stay the course until Christ be formed within us – Galatians 4:19!

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