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The Company of the Faithful

“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,     nor stands in the path of sinners,     Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; 2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord,     And in His law he meditates day and night. 3 He shall be like a tree     Planted by the rivers of water,     That […]

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Time for a Trim …

“You shall not go about as a talebearer among your people; nor shall you take a stand against the life of a neighbor:  I am the Lord.”  (Leviticus 19:16) The story is told a woman who complained to a Puritan minister about the clerical bands he wore with his pulpit gown. Saying that they annoyed […]

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Going It Alone Doesn’t Work …

“And He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”  (2 Corinthians 12:9) From an early age we try to do things our own way without any […]

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Gardening and the Heart … A Living Legacy

“Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.”  James 3:18 It is said that confession is good for the soul, so I confess upfront that gardening has never been one of my greatest assets.  So-so lawn … so-so flowerbeds …vegetable garden not so much! Long after we are done, […]

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“Tempus Fugit”

“So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” (Psalm 90:12) “Time flies!”  So wrote the Latin poet Virgil way back in 20 BC.  We surely realize that time does not really fly … or does it?  Actually the origin of this phrase referred to the action of birds […]

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Cluttered Minds Leave Little Room for God …

“Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;” (1 Peter 1:13) Nothing seems to be found easily … boxes upon boxes with black marker labels … closets bursting at the seams … pantries […]

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Thankful for Turkey Sandwiches …

“Know that the Lord, He is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.  Enter into His gates with thanks-giving, And into His courts with praise.  Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.”  (Psalm 100:3-4) Yes, you read the title […]

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It’s Really Very Simple …

With my whole heart I have sought You; Oh let me not wander from your commandments!  Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You.”  (Psalm 119:10-11) Every day of our lives decisions must be made … some are very easy to make while others may require more thought […]

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When the Law of Man Bows to the Providence of God …

“And my God will supply every need of yours according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19) It was a beautiful clear blue crisp morning as we walked into the County Courthouse.  Parents, Grandparents, aunts and uncles, nephews and nieces, dear friends of the family considered to be and loved as family. […]

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My World Series …

“I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”  (Philippians 3:14) The “Fall Classic” is here and it should be a good one. Every little boy who played “whiffle ball” in the yard and then went on to play in ‘Little League’ baseball has dreamed of making […]

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