Praise Will Raise

Praising God in trial and tribulation is difficult, even for the grateful heart. Pain has a way of putting itself in the way of counting one’s blessings and remembering God’s former works. Yet it’s praise that raises us—spirit, soul, and body, above the fray, as the door opens for God ...

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God’s Command to Lend a Hand

Remember the stories of how our parents or grandparents trudged through snow drifts, or thunderstorms, or beating sun,  uphill, to get to school each morning?  In some ways, attending school today is much easier that in times past. Many schools today are air-conditioned, dress codes tend to be less restrictive,  ...

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Love Etched In Stone

unequally yoked, Christians paired with unbelievers,

When our father passed away, my sister and I went to choose a monument to be placed in our family plot. When the drawing was put in front of us, we knew that Dad had begun the designing of his own gravestone long before his death as our eyes fell ...

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What the Heart Reflects

Before a closet full of clothing and a floor filled with shoes were the norm, before makeup and grooming supplies were here in abundance, the outward appearance mattered. When Thomas Jefferson’s daughter, Patsy, was a small child in the late 1700’s, he took care to teach her to value her ...

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God Can Keep It Clean!

Cleaning a home was quite a task in the old days. Women once used a wringer washer to clean their family’s clothes, spending much time wringing the clothes out through the wringer rolls at the top of the machine.  Wet clothes were hung on a backyard line when weather allowed, ...

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