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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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Weather Spotters and the Bible

“Then the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and testing Him asked that He would show them a sign from heaven.  He answered and said to them, When it is evening you say, It will be fair weather, for the sky is red, and in the morning, it will be foul weather today, for the sky is […]

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Such as These

“Some people were bringing little children to Him so He might touch them, but His disciples rebuked them.  When Jesus saw it, He was indignant and said to them, ‘Let the little children come to Me.  Don’t stop them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.  I assure you:  Whoever does not […]

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Precision Is Everything!

“Therefore give to Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?” (1 Kings 3:9) Most of us don’t need a dictionary to understand the word headache.  We know exactly what it is.  For more than […]

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Heaven and Our Longing For It

“And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, ‘…and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people.  God Himself will be with them and be their God.  And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying.  There shall be no […]

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Throw Out the Life Line

“… For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” (Luke 19:10) On a cold day several years ago in New York City a detective, one of several hundred trained in suicide rescue found himself talking to a psychiatric patient who had squeezed through a sixth-floor bathroom window […]

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