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WAITING FOR THE STORM

It looks like we’re in for a big winter storm. It’s been a while since we’ve seen one. Like a blanket of pure white, it will cover the brown grass and spread a glimmer like a million diamonds. We’re anxious … Continue reading

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THE BIG CHRISTMAS BOX

A wonderful memory from my childhood Christmases was the huge box that would arrive from my grandparents at that time of the year. I knew there would be something in that package just for me. I could hardly stand the anticipation. Each year … Continue reading

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BAH, HUMBUG

I can sympathize with this poor cat. Especially this year. We go through all the motions of dressing our houses with lights and decorations. We shop (this year online) until we drop. We plan limited gatherings with no more than … Continue reading

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HE IS THE SOURCE

These dark days of winter swell into an endless swirl of emotions, We can’t seem to pull ourselves out of sadness, depression or anxiety, There is only one way to eliminate those destructive feelings, But how do you harness the … Continue reading

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A PLACE FOR ME

The bridge looks over a seething scene of poverty and loss, Though filled with much there is no hope for life at any cost, The desperate soul seeks recompense and tries to make amends, But there is nothing good enough … Continue reading

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A CHANGE OF SEASON

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THE LONG, RUGGED ROAD

A child just turned a woman, became the chosen one, To hold the Son of God within – to be her firstborn Son. She wasn’t someone special – a lowly servant girl – But God had special plans for her … Continue reading

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MORNING GLORY

I don’t know what each day will bring. My future is unknown, To God’s own Son my praises sing. He’s made my life His own, He’s taken on my sins. He took them to the cross, He died for me … Continue reading

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OUR CHRISTMAS CARD TO YOU

A light dusting of powdered sugar snow glistens in the light coming from an old country church.  The streets are empty now after the hustle and bustle within this tiny town.  On this holy of holiest nights, people find their way into … Continue reading

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THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD

Our lives on earth are temporal – a whisper hushed and still, We’re placed here by the Father’s hand and through His mighty will, He guides us through the depths of pain, He takes our hand and leads, He washes all our … Continue reading

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MAKE A STRAIGHT PATH . . .

Life is but a breath in the scheme of things. We take our first inhalation of air and begin a journey. So far we’ve been safely enshrouded within our mother’s womb – Protected from the elements, encased in a familiar … Continue reading

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I MISS THE FELLOWSHIP

“Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.” 2 Corinthians 13:11 It’s Sunday. We will again tune into our church’s electronic service and worship our God. … Continue reading

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A LOWLY CHILD

A child just turned a woman, became the chosen one, To hold the Son of God within – to be her firstborn Son, An ordinary child was she – a lowly servant girl, Extraordinary things would happen, for her and all the world, … Continue reading

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OH, COME, EMMANUEL

The world in pain and trouble lay, temptation all around, But in a lowly feeding trough. a Savior could be found, Born of a virgin, meek and mild and God’s own precious Son, He took on earthly flesh and blood, … Continue reading

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LOOKING FOR THE MIRACLES

I love the old movies about Christmas. You know the ones that make you feel all soft inside – cause you tear up or strike a familiar nerve. Movies like, “A Christmas Carol,” “It’s a Wonderful Life,” “White Christmas.” These … Continue reading

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THE KING IS COMING

He was just a little baby, but like no other one,He fussed and cried like babies do, but this was God’s own Son,People came from miles around unto this unknown place,Unlike all other kingly homes, in any time or space. His Mother … Continue reading

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IN THE WILDERNESS

As we say hello to the last month of this eventful year, all of us are quite eager to get it done with.  The year 2020 will long be remembered as one to forget.  For the first time in a … Continue reading

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THE WONDER OF THE SEASON

This is the beginning of the holiday season. On December 10, the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah will start. The Christian season of Advent begins today. Both of these seasons involve light. The Menorah is lit, the Christmas lights decorate our … Continue reading

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LUKE 18 – PRAYER, FAITH & DISCIPLESHIP

READ LUKE 18 Earlier in the book of Luke, Jesus teaches His disciples to pray by giving the words of His own prayer.  In Luke 18 He talks about the sincerity of our prayers when He gives the example of … Continue reading

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TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS

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 … Continue reading

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