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We Can Know With Certainty …

“For this reason, I also suffer these things; nevertheless I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day.” (2 Timothy 1:12, NKJV) It would be good and even healthy for each of us to reflect […]

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The Perfect Father

“In this manner, therefore, pray:  Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. “ (Matthew 6:9, NKJV) He was the coolest dad in the neighborhood where we grew up.  When we wanted to play whiffle ball … he converted his backyard into a miniature ball field complete with a backstop, foul poles, and lights!  We […]

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Now The Challenge …

“For to this, you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in His steps.  He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in His mouth.  When He was reviled, He did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but continued […]

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The Choice Between Kindness and Rudeness

  “Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures […]

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“Seek The Welfare Of The City … And Pray”

Some folks are better at remembering names, dates, and events than are others.  It is said that the older one gets … the harder it becomes to remember as clearly as we once did!  And this writer can certainly vouch for that truth. Unlike the created … our Creator doesn’t forget!  That is to say […]

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What If Today Is The Day He Returns …

“For they themselves declare concerning us what manner of entry we had to you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.” (1 Thessalonians […]

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May We Be Drawn Ever Nearer To Him

“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” (James 4:8) Feeling alone … isolated … distant from those we love and care for is a difficult challenge in life.  Ask any soldier who has been deployed overseas for an extended period of time. Feeling that God is distant … a long way […]

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A Mother’s Mark

“I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now I am sure, dwells in your as well.” (2 Timothy 1:5, ESV) What encouraging words these must have been to the young Timothy, having already faced some of the many challenges confronting the person […]

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“… I Have Prayed For You …”

“But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren.” (Luke 22:32, NKJV) I don’t know what challenges and difficult times you might be facing at this moment … but the Lord does! I don’t know what unpleasant conversations or events you have […]

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I Want What He Had …

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”  Joshua 1:9 (NKJ) Certain people just stand out … don’t they?  I know a number of men who are in the range of 6”5’ and taller … […]

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