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PONDER THEM IN YOUR HEART

“But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart.” When I was little I thought the word ponder meant to pound. In a child’s mind it made perfect sense for Mary to treasure the things that were … Continue reading

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LUKE 21 THE END TIMES

READ LUKE 21 Christmas is just around the corner and we’ve almost completed this look at Luke.  Jesus has had many things to teach His followers over the past three years – things that will help all of us through … Continue reading

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WHO IS THE ANGEL OF THE LORD?

If you’ve ever read, “The Best Christmas Pageant, Ever!” by Barbara Robinson, you’ll remember how the nativity was portrayed by the five Herdman children – the worst kids in town. The only reason they came to Sunday School was for … Continue reading

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LUKE 19 – RIDING TO JERUSALEM

READ LUKE 19 As Luke continues His narrative on the life, death and resurrection of Christ, He’s given us a look at the many eye witnesses along the way.  There were many that truly believed He was the promised Messiah.  … Continue reading

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PLEASE, DON’T STEAL MY JOY!

Every mother who sees her first born child experiences a myriad of emotions.  For most of us the word “joy” comes to mind.  She counts fingers and toes, holds the baby close to her breast and experiences the ecstasy 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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LUKE 13 – PASS IT ON

READ LUKE 13 Down through the ages the world has been filled with stories. Sitting around an open fire, roasting marshmallows and enjoying some fresh, country air, seems to be as good a place as any to start one. My … Continue reading

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LUKE 11 – THE LORD’S PRAYER

READ LUKE 11 Prayer was part of Jesus daily living as a human being.  Luke is the writer who discusses this fact the most in his gospel writing.  Prayer was important to Jesus. He would often escape to a quiet … Continue reading

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THE BOOK OF LUKE

The season of Advent is upon us.  The word is derived from the Latin “adventus”,” which means ‘to come. ‘ Literally the word references the appearance or coming of someone important or of noble birth.  There are many traditions connected … Continue reading

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THE YOUNG & RESTLESS SHEPHERDS

I believe the picture says it all.  These young shepherds show how antsy little boys get when they have to wait.  The story of the shepherds that were in their fields at the time of the Savior’s birth had heard … Continue reading

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TAKE HEART!

The headlines tell the state of our world in just a few simple words – “MASS SHOOTING AT SCHOOL,” DRUG OVERDOSE AT ALL TIME HIGH,” “SEX TRAFFICKING, RIGHT HERE,” and the list goes on.  Our world is filled with bad … Continue reading

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HIGH NOON

We’ve taken to watching some of them there western movies at our place lately.  The typical story of the battle between good and evil always ending with god winning, is a nice refreshing change from the way of the world.  … Continue reading

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LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS

“To love another person is to see the face of God.” Jean Valjean – “Les Miserables” Our nights seem to already be growing longer and it’s only been two days since the time change.   Add to that the fact … Continue reading

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THE WORLD IN DARKNESS LAY

Can you imagine a world in complete darkness? It may seem that the haze covering our earth and intermingling with our thoughts, fears and dreams has shrouded our thinking and even our way of life.  When God plagued Egypt in … Continue reading

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WE WILL NEVER FORGET

Hidden in the ashes, trampled by the steel Lay the sons and daughters of that day. In the years that follow, our hearts may never heal. We mourn their loss – We try to deal – We turn to God … Continue reading

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TRUE GRIT

  When John Wayne appeared in the movie, “True Grit,” as sheriff, Rooster Cogburn, everyone thought the film was about this man’s courage and ability to pursue and capture the bad guys  In fact the true heroine of the movie … Continue reading

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THE DEPTH OF SIN

A tangled snare begins quite small, but quickly grows either into a thing of beauty or it takes advantage of other living things to sustain itself. Beneath the surface it worms it’s way through the fertile soil and takes hold … Continue reading

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GRATITUDE

The afterglow of Easter has all but disappeared in the world around us.  The memories contained in that Sunday should’ve filled our hearts and minds with overwhelming gratitude, but instead we heard another story of death and destruction in another … Continue reading

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ALELLUIA, HE IS RISEN!

The cross becomes a distant memory. Was it worth it? There was no greater sacrifice. Our holy God took on human flesh, lived a perfect life, was hailed by many and scorned by more. He took our place and carried … Continue reading

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THE CURSE OF THE CROSS

Roman crucifixion was considered to be the most painful, disgraceful and horrific forms of torture.  The hands and feet were bound and nailed to the cross. The pain was excruciating.  There was strain on the wrists,, shoulders and arms.  The rib cage was … Continue reading

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