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The Vine and the Branches

Fruit is the tangible evidence of life. Only live plants can produce fruit. Nourishment travels from the roots to the branches, sustaining the fruit. Stay with me Now. Jesus refers to Himself as the vine and to us as branches. Unless we are attached to the vine, we are not receiving ...

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Treasure Found in Tradition

I remember May Basket Day on the first of May when I was a small child. My mother would help me make cone-shaped paper baskets, then we’d pick Lilly of the Valley and violets from the abundant supply in our yard and fill the little paper holders with fragrant blooms. ...

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No Greater Commandment

Neighborliness seems a lost art in our busy American society. Gone are the days when neighborhood mothers kept an eye on every child on their block, and stood ready with correction,  or a bandage, a cool lemonade, or shelter from a sudden storm. But there was a time when this ...

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It Started with Cornflakes

God is looking for those who would be faithful in the little things, for it shows Him that He can trust us with much. The story of one man’s small beginnings started with the creation of a cereal flake made of boiled corn, salt, and sugar. His success over several ...

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The Wild West of Our Christian Journey

In the song “I Will go West,” put to music by J.P. Barrett in 1875, city living was a heartache what with high-priced goods, the worry of one’s sons taking to city ways while their daughters cared only for the latest fashions, and cruelty all around.  Taking to the open ...

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