Category Archives: hope

SHAKE IT OFF

We often go along day by day, thinking things will get better, only to be battered and bumped with some new problem.  We could be smothered by those instances or we can rise above them with God’s help.  Through the … Continue reading

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A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS

   NEED I SAY MORE?

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IF I KNEW THEN WHAT I KNOW NOW

It’s too bad raising kids doesn’t come with a set of instructions.  Many books have been written on the subject and most think they have all the answers, but each case is different and so is every child.  There’s no” … Continue reading

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THE EARTH IS THE LORD’S

  It must’ve been a beautiful place – a world covered with a canopy of moisture where everything was watered perfectly by the hand of God – until the Great Flood. Still it wasn’t perfect.  Once the first living humans sinned, the … Continue reading

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LOVE ONE ANOTHER

There was a news story recently of a young girl with a disability who invited her classmates to her upcoming birthday, and was rejected by every single one.  Can you imagine her heartbreak and that of her loving parents?  It’s hard to realize … Continue reading

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SING YOUR PRAISE TO THE LORD!

Sing your praise to the Lord Come on everybody Stand up and sing one more hallelujah Give your praise to the Lord I can never tell you Just how much good that it’s Gonna do you just to Sing anew … Continue reading

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INTERNATIONAL JUGGLERS’ DAY

There is a day designated for just about everything.  How appropriate that today is International Jugglers’ Day.  It’s only a few days after taxes are due, so we all are naturally thinking about how we can juggle things so we … Continue reading

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HYPOCRISY

The word hypocrisy is defined as the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one’s own behavior does not conform; pretense.  Being an actor and one who teaches acting, I guess I could be labeled a hypocrite.  … Continue reading

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INSPIRATION

What started as an ember which seemed to be snuffed out, Was quickly revived by the breath of God. He whispered His true amazing grace to those who would believe. His Spirit fanned the dying beam and inspired it with … Continue reading

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WHO AM I TO JUDGE?

Sometimes in our effort to help or encourage others, we might come off as judgmental or condescending.  I’m guilty of this.  I often try to use examples in my life  for others who may be experiencing a similar problem.  Unfortunately everyone … Continue reading

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AND THEY’RE OFF!

   I don’t think there’s a person in our country that doesn’t know the 2016 presidential race is now officially underway.  The first potential female president threw her hat into the ring via a tweet and social media has exploded … Continue reading

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Psalm 98:1

“O sing unto the LORD a new song; for he hath done marvellous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory.” HE IS RISEN, INDEED!   

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FOREVER YOUNG

originally posted on January 16, 2015 Childish memories drift through the valleys and crevices of my brain. Stored treasures from my youth come forth with such a loud refrain. I sometimes think no mountain is too tall and then I stumble … Continue reading

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GROWING OLD GRACEFILLED

As we grow older we’ve developed so many layers that our skin naturally becomes thick and hardened.  Each day we encounter something that causes us to falter, to waiver, to hurt and to give up.  We build a  shield of protection around ourselves … Continue reading

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PUTTING IT INTO OUR DAILY WALK

The beautiful music still resonates in my mind. The pews will not be as full at least until Christmas, but still the good news of salvation has reached the ears of many.  The flowers slowly droop and wilt and are eventually … Continue reading

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THANK YOU, JESUS!

My old body had become victim of a flu bug and I was unable to attend Good Friday services.  Instead I would have to view it on a podcast rather than in person.  It saddened me because this is such … Continue reading

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MAUNDY THURSDAY

I can’t begin to imagine what Judas was thinking just before he entered the Garden of Gethsemane on that night.  How could anyone possibly explain what he was about to do?  In that moment he would walk up to his friend and betray … Continue reading

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HE BELONGS TO THE AGES

He knew his time was drawing near. His little band of men and a handful of followers went back to Bethany to spend one more day with his friends.  It seemed appropriate.  He had spent many happy hours in their home.  When … Continue reading

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DO  NOT BE AFRAID

Out of the depths of my transgression, my heart screams for relief. I grumble – I complain – I even blame God for my shortcomings. How dare I challenge the Creator of heaven and earth? Who do I think I … Continue reading

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MISSION TO SAVE

It was the start of a week filled with emotional highs and lows.  On Sunday, I watched with the crowds as he entered the city on a donkey and was received with shouts off Hosanna.  There were those who had come … Continue reading

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