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What the World Needs Now …

“… That you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world.” (Philippians 2:15) When a newborn child begins to get their bearings and can start to focus on objects around them, it is both amazing […]

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He Listened Too Well …

“The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.” (Proverbs 12:15) It has been said many times that when it comes to hearing, especially from one’s spouse, men have something known as ‘selective hearing.’ Now I’m not really sure if I heard this statement correctly, but […]

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Do You Blush?

“Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination?  No!  They were not at all ashamed, Nor did they know how to blush …” (Jeremiah 8:12) It was with one of our three children who shall remain anonymous that when they had done something wrong all I had to do was to tell them “I am […]

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Don’t Be Cruel …

“Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice.  And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.”  (Ephesians 4:31-32) The things that are done by mankind in general and even by us in particular in the name of […]

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Know What Page Number You’re On …

“So teach us to number our days … that we may get a heart of wisdom.”     (Psalm 90:12) Anyone who likes to read a good book as well as other reading sources knows how easy it is to get ‘lost’ in what they are reading.  Young people who learn early in life, constrained by a […]

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May the Tribe of SHMILY Increase …

“I glorified You on the earth, having accomplished the work which You have given Me to do.”  (John 17:4) Commitment is one of those words … one of those principles of life … that is very easy to say but extremely difficult to put into practice!  How often does it happen in our lives that […]

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Time to Shine up the Crown Again …

“Grandchildren are the crown of the aged …” (Proverbs 17:6) There are scenes that are and forever will be etched in our minds.  Scenes of joy, happiness, excitement … and yes, even scenes of sadness, disappointment and separation. And many of those memorable scenes of our lives involve the birth and the growing up of […]

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The Wrong Residents

The Wrong Residents “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another:  just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.  By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:34-35) He was only five years old or […]

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While It Is In Your Power

“While it remained, was it not your own?  After it was sold, was it not in your own control.” (Acts 5:4) They were called ‘knippersinkers.’ For those who lived through the first year of that adventure in life called ‘camp’ … we all share a bond that will last throughout our lives.  For those who […]

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There Are Some Guarantees …

“Do not boast about tomorrow, For you do not know what a day may bring forth.” (Proverbs 27:1) “Do you think I can be a professional ballplayer,” he asked.  Young in age, having hit his first homerun, driving in the winning run, saving the game behind the plate … he was just sure he was […]

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