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Lesson From a Lunchbox

The lunchbox has been part of attending school since the late 1800’s. That’s when school children first made use of old cookie or tobacco tins saved by their mothers to carry that all-important mid-day meal with them to the classroom. I remember the lunchboxes of my own elementary school days ...

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Will you really…?

Peter said to Jesus: I will lay down my life for you. Jesus said to Peter: Will you really lay down your life for me? (John 13:38)   When I say that God loves me freely and unconditionally, Ask God and my conscience, if I love God with all my ...

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He Does All Things Well…

I’ve written before about the little blond-headed boy who would have been my uncle if fate had not intervened on February 19, 1937. That is the day that little Jimmy died in the county hospital after a short illness due to food poisoning. His death affected all who knew him. ...

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Responsibility: An Unlikely Joy

Household chores were a regular part of childhood in my family, and when done right, a small allowance was our reward. Our house was built for a young bride by her new husband in the 1920’s and still had beautiful wood floors 50 years later when we made it our ...

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When Love Spells Silence

Little wooden heads of both men and women peered down from the eaves of the Great Hall in King Henry VIII’s Hampton Court Palace.  They were painted in lovely details: red lips, hair of blond or brown, little crowns of leaves adorned some of their heads. They all went by ...

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Please Respond!

The wedding preparations were a ray of light during the dark days of the Great Depression. Most Americans spent their time trying to keep food on their tables and heat in their homes. The young bride-to-be had worked as a maid after high school graduation, earning enough money to help ...

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The Promise Keeper

God will reward those who keep on seeking Him. He may not come when you want Him to, but He will be right on time. If you will wait on the Lord, He will strengthen your heart. He will heal you and deliver you. He will lift you up and ...

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The “Altar Call” And “Decisional Evangelism” (part 2)

And God Has Done It! Scripture warns us many times of the False Teachers/Preachers that will come in the latter days deceiving many (Matthew 24:11). Scripture tells they will perform many “signs and wonders to deceive” and that even God’s elect will be deceived by their lies: (Mark 13:22-23). Christ’s ...

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No Spectacles Faith

With some of our historical figures, fact and legend are intermingled. John Hancock is one of those figures in American history. Hancock was a wealthy man through inheritance, born in Massachusetts and orphaned as a young boy before his successful uncle took him in. He later attended Harvard College, graduating ...

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