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Never Forgotten, Never Alone

  I wake up each morning with a stretch and a yawn, Each day is a new adventure that begins to unfold at dawn.   Sometimes I’m with people, or even with my furry pals, But always in the presence of the God whose love never fails.   Often people ...

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Gilded Deceit

The Gilded Age in American history was certainly a time when our reality was thinly covered in gold-hued paint! Beginning with the Civil War’s end and lasting to the early 1900’s, it was our most prosperous age for a few chosen citizens, while to the outsider it appeared that all ...

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Christian Living In This Perverse Generation

“There have been other times in modern American history when the left has resorted to physical intimidation and violence, but I believe that what is coming is going to far surpass anything that we have ever experienced before.”  This is a quote by Michael Snyder. He also quotes the radical ...

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Has Anybody Seen My Friend

“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” (Proverbs 17:17) “Let those be thy closest companions who have made Christ their chief companion.” ~ Thomas Brooks “A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of ...

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Leave the Excuses Behind

Discipline has changed since my elementary school days over 40 years ago. Outside our principal’s office was a line across the floor where the feet of those sent for a visit with him would line up perfectly…waiting. While almost unheard of today, corporal punishment was administered to some offenders by ...

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A Lesson from Lister’s Life

British surgeon Dr. Joseph Lister relied on his strong faith in God as he faced ongoing criticism for not subscribing to the belief that disease was caused by “miasma,” or bad air. He was convinced  that cleansing surgical wounds and the hands of the surgeons would help save many lives ...

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No Cross, No Crown

It is the hope of each and everyone of us to one day to make it to heaven. But we all have to give an account of what we have done here on earth. In some churches we sing a song that goes like this “I SHALL WEAR A CROWN ...

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Where Is That Place (Understanding)

“A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion.” (Proverbs 18:2) Our Nation was blessed because some ordinary men/women in a strange new world found wisdom. In valuing this wisdom given to them by the God who possessed it, they got understanding. The gain of her ...

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Worshipping My Way Through Challenges

Life is a challenge! Living life is a challenge! As we live our lives, each one of us will ultimately have our own cross to bear, pain to endure and obstacles to overcome, and every adversity we undergo is necessary and important to our purpose and life’s work. Without some ...

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God Sees Our Wanderings

We are all the result of the wandering and the coming together of many people, immigrants who packed their worldly wares into trunks and their dreams into their hearts.  My great-great grandparents left Germany in 1870 with dreams of a new home in America, sailing aboard a ship called Leipzig ...

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