Category Archives: Hope for the hopeless

VALUE OF ALL THINGS LIVING

When our first grandson was a child of three, he had a complete grasp on the value of life.  As I stomped on a pesky little ant as it scurried underfoot, he immediately called me out for taking the insect’s life.  Of course … Continue reading

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ALL HALLOWS EVE

It’s Halloween and soon the streets will be filled with all sorts of little ghosts and goblins begging for candy.  Chances are they have no great need for the treats, but they love this tradition of dressing up and having … Continue reading

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HOPE FOR THE HOPELESS

I’ve always believed in God.  I’ve known since an early age that I would some day go to heaven, but at the time I had no plans on doing so.   It wasn’t brainwashed into me.  I had plenty of questions … Continue reading

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THE TWO FACES OF MAN

   This weekend we enjoyed a high school musical production of “Jekyll & Hyde,” the horrific story of an ordinary man overtaken by the ultimate evil.  The haunting melodies and passionate lyrics were entirely captivating.  Originally penned by Robert Louis … Continue reading

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WHY ARE SO MANY SO ANGRY?

I went in for my annual physical this morning and while waiting, I heard a woman’s voice screaming at the top of her lungs.  At first it scared me, because I have seen video clips of people freaking out at … Continue reading

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IN CHRIST ALONE

In Christ alone my hope is found,He is my light, my strength, my song;this Cornerstone, this solid Ground,firm through the fiercest drought and storm.What heights of love, what depths of peace,when fears are stilled, when strivings cease!My Comforter, my All … Continue reading

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WAITING

My life so far has been a great opportunity for me to grow closer to God. I consider it my time of grace. God has been patient with me. He knew before I did that I would have moments of … Continue reading

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ROLLER COASTER

When you ride a roller coaster, you feel anticipation, The thrill of each wild moment, the freedom of inhibition. Your spirit soars as you reach each rising peak. Your stomach rushes into your throat. You can no longer speak. The … Continue reading

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LIFE CHANGER

When I was in sales I heard something that really stuck in my measly little mind. “The hardest door to open is your own.” So often we hide in the security of our own safety net and never venture beyond … Continue reading

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Hearts Melting

Intricate patterns of geometrical shapes Created one by one. Snowflakes – Each with a unique design. Like us they are not only unique, They are destined to melt down. They float gently through their brief existence – Maybe experiencing an … Continue reading

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Life Changes

Sitting, waiting, thinking, Time goes by – nothing changes. We try to understand, we work hard – nothing happens. We try to control, we blame God – no difference. While we wait, life goes on. We sit, we wait, we … Continue reading

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BARRENESS

The barrenness of life is not limited to the womb. We all face empty moments that slowly souls consume. We hide from time – we cloak our heads – In closets safe we stay. We cannot face the guilt we … Continue reading

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Prophecy Fulfilled

The prophets had foretold it in ancient days gone by – How God made flesh would come to us and for our sins would die. A virgin would conceive Him, so God and man He’d be. In Bethlehem she bore … Continue reading

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My Identity

I am but a speck – a dot – an insignificant piece of the puzzle. My presence on this planet is nothing in comparison to others I will be remembered for no great accomplishments in the world’s eyes – no … Continue reading

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TRADITIONAL HOLIDAY

Like the Fiddler on the Roof, I love tradition but it doesn’t carry the same punch it used to.   Maybe it’s because we want to make new traditions that fit our lifestyle and some of the old ways are nothing more than old-fashioned. Did … Continue reading

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Time Passing

Time rushes as torrents of rapid fire. Pushing seconds out of the way To comfort and relieve my heart’s desire to listen to the prayers I often pray. Then from God’s own mouth He whispers – take my hand and … Continue reading

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GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD!

As pies bubble in our ovens and all sorts of treats are prepared for the big feast – we join in thanksgiving for the bounty in our lives.  We may even bring a meal to someone in need or take items to a … Continue reading

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I STILL LOVE MY COUNTRY

I grew up in a time where the study of American History was important and when pride in country ran rampant.  Something happened somewhere along the way to change that.  We had a slight resurgence of it after 9/11, but it … Continue reading

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COURAGE

1 Corinthians 16:13 “Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. “ In ancient days, gladiators were men of great courage.  They risked their lives every week in the Colosseum as they  fought valiantly against raging lions … Continue reading

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TIME IS RUNNING OUT!

For the past eight months I’ve wakened early to write a new post for my blog.  I’m not getting any younger and feel an urgency to express my gratitude to God for what He’s done for me.  It took me … Continue reading

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