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Lessons from a Hidden Letter

Someday, in God’s perfect timing, everything will be revealed. All of our deeds, good and evil, will come into the light on that day. I remember the story about the day that an act of love from my grandmother to her son came to light. My father was her only ...

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When Suffering is Part of the Journey

In the 1880’s, four Irish brothers set out for America, along with their sister, Mary Anne. They were Henry, Adam, Robert, and my great-grandfather, James. They hailed from the Northern Irish coastline, having been born in Kilkeel in County Down. My great-grandfather’s passage information lists him as a watchmaker in ...

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The Battle Within Us

Matthew 24:6-7 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places. While ...

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Masked Disobedience

Anna Coleman Ladd wanted to help disfigured soldiers during World War I. Many young men were permanently disfigured due to the modern weapons of the time: including machine guns. Shattered jaws, noses sheared off, and in some cases, half of a young man’s face obliterated, these were the wounds that ...

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Worry, Fly Away!

Seven-year-old Amelia Earhart could make an adventure out of most any activity. One snowy day, she took her brand-new sled to the top of a hill and dove, belly first, onto it, flying down the incline at high speed. Along came a horse and wagon at just the moment she ...

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You Called–You Are Mine!

“But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob,  And He who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you;  I have called you by your name; You are Mine.” (Isaiah 43:1)   You Called I thought in the cold hard dark beginning, Love was ...

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D Minor Days

It has been said that d minor is the saddest of music chords. Some of the greatest classical composers like Mozart and Beethoven, Schubert and Chopin, composed in d minor. Their music is still played today for its beauty, and perhaps for its ability to touch the human spirit. It ...

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Affirming People is Glorifying God

“Sing to Him, sing praise to Him; tell of all His wonderful acts. Glory in His holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.” (1 Chronicles 16:9-10, NIV) “A man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his words.” (Proverbs 12:14a, NAS) To affirm ...

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Grace: There is Always Enough!

He was an English police officer in the early 1930’s.  One morning as he prepared for a day of work by shaving, he cut himself on his razor. Just a little nick, nothing to worry about. But not long after, a life-threatening infection began to circulate within his body. Imagine ...

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