Category Archives: hope

FIND YOUR BLESSINGS

There are days when nothing seems to go right.  If there is one good thing, it’s totally hidden by the garbage of all the yucky stuff.  Sometimes we simply have to take time to search out our blessings.  Too bad … Continue reading

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WHY DID GOD ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN?

Why do bad things happen to good people?  It’s a hard question to answer in a world that’s full of ugliness, hunger, pain, inhumanity,  brutal death or hardship.  It’s especially hard to answer for a Christian, because it’s assumed that … Continue reading

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AGING AIN’T FOR SISSYS

I guess you could say I’m beginning to resemble my computer.  It’s about time for a new one.  I’ve been hanging on to this one for too many years, it’s paid for and without a doubt it will be outdated soon. The next … Continue reading

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PEACE IN THE VALLEY

Original art by Paul T. Boecher© Trees contain the swirling power of a raging creek after a storm, They stand at attention and then bow as they receive a cold splash of refreshment, Branches whisper to each passing droplet, As if speaking a … Continue reading

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RIGHT IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD

A favorite story for generations is “The Wizard of Oz,” written by L. Frank Baum.  The story deals with  characters in search of something they already possess.  In a way our lives are much like this fanciful tale. We go … Continue reading

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LIVE IN ME

Before each nerve was sewn, or breath of life inspired, Before each muscle formed, or potter’s clay was fired, He knew me even then.  His hand was on my heart, He shaped me with His power.  With Him I’ll never … Continue reading

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PRAY

   Do you ever wonder if your prayers are being heard or if they even matter?  When you think about it, there are over seven billion people in the world.  Not all of them pray, but if even half of … Continue reading

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LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT PARENTING

Proverbs 29:15 – The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left [to himself] bringeth his mother to shame. Today is Dr. Benjamin Spock’s birthday. This popular author of the 1960s became famous with his best selling book on childrearing.  His … Continue reading

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SECRET HIDING PLACE

Do you still have a secret hiding place – a special place known only to you where you can find complete aloneness?  When we’re children we may find a place that’s just perfect.  It’s your special place, reserved for that game … Continue reading

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NUMBER MY DAYS

Our days are numbered in God’s timeline. We don’t know how long, where or when, but we will all die. There is no question about it.  We have no control over it. Consider these days He has given us as … Continue reading

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