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RANDOM THOUGHT – DEATH

Original art by Paul T. Boecher© “The Valley of the Shadow of Death” Deep within the darkness of death, there lies a golden light leading the way to eternity.  Even though terror lies all around, that light continues to shine.  … Continue reading

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A VALENTINE FOR MY HUSBAND

The touch of your hand, the power behind the hugs you give, The joy I receive when I see you smile and know you’ have peace, The feeling I get when you come home from a trip away from home, … Continue reading

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DON’T GIVE UP

God gives us some good advice in James 1:3 & 4. He tells us to hang in there – to hold on to our beliefs – to trust in His wisdom. It isn’t always easy to do that, especially when … Continue reading

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DON’T BE AFRAID!

Fear is mentioned many times in the Bible. The phrase, “Do not be afraid” was spoken, when God’s angels announced the birth of the Savior to shepherds. The Psalms are loaded with references to fear in King David’s prayers. The … Continue reading

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LET IT GROW!

May the Spirit continue to work In us. For once we have become baptized we become members of God’s family. Not only are we forgiven through this sacrament, but the Holy Spirit is now working within us – building our … Continue reading

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WHY, WHY, WHY?

My grandmother had a great way of dealing with frustration. When it became too hard to cope with the memory of losing five children to untimely death; managing a farm; nursing a husband who survived 2 massive stokes – she would go to … Continue reading

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WORRY IS A WASTE OF TIME

      I’m not Jewish.  I’ve acted the part of many Jewish women in my life and I’ve pretty much mastered the accent.  Jesus was born a Jew and I’m willing to bet His mother worried about Him.  Maybe that’s why He spent … Continue reading

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ONE NATION UNDER GOD . . .

“We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it. We’ve staked the future of all our political institutions upon our capacity…to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God.” James … Continue reading

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Our time of grace

Mondays are always a good time to start over. It’s the beginning of a new week – a chance to clear the slate from last week – time to write a new to-do list, start a diet, make amends. Many … Continue reading

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TEN WAYS TO BE A GOOD DAD

There are many experts on fatherhood and the best ways to approach the job, but it seems to me that God gives us all the answers we need in His Word. Parenting is mentioned countless times in this book and the … Continue reading

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ARE THESE THE GOOD OLD DAYS?

Our country’s short history has seen some amazing accomplishments.  When you think about how quickly technology has advanced in just the past 30 years, it’s astounding.  Most kids don’t even know what a cassette player is, or the mention of … Continue reading

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WHAT A PERFECT FRIEND

There is nothing like a good friend to brighten your day.  They can encourage you when you’ve failed, support you when you’re down, love you despite your imperfections and be willing to do anything for you.  To be a good … Continue reading

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THE VOICE OF GOD

It must have been wonderful to communicate directly with God as did men of ancient times.  Though they couldn’t see Him, they were given the benefit of His spoken word.  The truth is we still have the ability to communicate … Continue reading

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I DIDN’T MEAN TO SAY …

Someone once said, “Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time.  You won’t have a leg to stand on.”  There have been times when I’ve said something without thinking about the consequences of those words and how … Continue reading

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THERE IS PEACE IN SUFFERING

We are entering tornado season in the Midwest and many lives have been completely changed in just a few moments. In other parts of the country, people are facing mudslides and quickly spreading wildfires. Our world has experienced tragedy beyond … Continue reading

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“WHO AM I?”

The title of this song centers around a man who has been wrongfully accused, serves a sentence in prison, escapes from his bondage, loses his identity, finds a savior, makes a new life and uses it to serve others.  This … Continue reading

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THERE IS HOPE

Jerimiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” How absolutely awesome to know that someone has drawn … Continue reading

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WHAT, ME WORRY?

Some Many years ago a now familiar character appeared on the cover of Mad Magazine.   He was created by a versatile commercial artist named Norman Mingo.  This man had worked for many years in the comic book industry.  His name … Continue reading

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INCONCEIVABLE!!

One of the famous lines from “The Princess Bride,” consists of only one word – “Inconceivable!” It brings to mind that something which has just has occurred is beyond belief, surpassing all understanding or impossible. It must have been like … Continue reading

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IT IS FINISHED!

During the time of His arrest by a vigilante gang, Jesus stood uncomplaining.  He even took time from His own situation to heal the ear of one of His accusers.  He suffered the brutal threats and insults.  He withstood the … Continue reading

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