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Is My Name Written There?

“And I urge you also, true companion, help these women who labored with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the Book of Life.”  (Philippians 4:3) One of the greatest privileges of living in the “land of the free and the home of the brave’” […]

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Carving Our Name on Hearts or Marble?

“And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope.  Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.”  (Romans 5:3-5) (NKJV) Hallmark movies are so predictable.  Individuals […]

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“Would You Hold My Hand?”

“My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.”  (Psalm 63:8) While preparing to fly home after a week-long meeting in the upper Midwest part of the country, this question was asked of me by a complete stranger. The pilot had already warned us of bad weather … it was already raining pretty hard as […]

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When The Sails Are Torn

“For you have been a stronghold to the poor, a stronghold to the needy in his distress, a shelter from the storm and shade from the heat …” (Isaiah 25:4) Looking out the back window, the lake was so calm with little to no movement.  It had the reflective appearance of a mirror as the sun […]

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“…full of works and charitable deeds…”

“At Joppa there was a certain disciple named Tabitha, which is translated Dorcas.  This woman was full of good works and charitable deeds which she did.” (Acts 9:36) The longer God grants us to live, the wiser we should become.  Whether it is about life and living or death and dying, the Lord being mindful […]

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As Close As We Choose To Be …

“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” (James 4:8) Suppose we were able sit down with one another … share a cup of coffee … laugh a little … frown a little about the state of the world … and just get to know one another better and catch up. Before too […]

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This Little Light of Mine …

This Little Light of Mine … “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. “ (Matthew 5:16) There’s something about watching a small child learning the tune, words, and the exaggerated movements to a new and catchy song! I can remember as if […]

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Helping Our Young People to Grow and Mature…Obedience Issues

Those Telltale Signs of Obedience Issues … “Let what you say be simply ‘yes’ or ‘no’ …” (Matthew 5:37). Sometimes it’s really hard to get a bead on when it happens. You know, when that sweet and cuddly baby becomes a tyrant of sorts that wants their way and they want it right now! We […]

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Helping Our Young People to Grow and Mature…Reaching a Better Understanding of Obedience

Reaching a Better Understanding of Obedience … Some Specifics “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother, which is the first commandment with promise, that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.” (Ephesians 6:1-3) Little did David, the young shepherd […]

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Helping Our Young People to Grow and Mature…The Most Important of Goals

The Most Important of Goals “For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. The Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession, out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.” (Deuteronomy 7:6) From the earliest age, our children must be made […]

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