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The Victory and Hope of a Life Reborn

The arrival of spring is heartily welcomed in Minnesota where winter lingers for almost a half-year. The two-parted whistles from male Northern Cardinals is often heard in the early spring. While lifting my head up to search for the birds, I cheerfully found little buds springing from the tip of ...

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Playing to the Crowds

“All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players … ” William Shakespeare wasn’t the first to observe the human behavior of drawing attention to oneself, but he  did pen a memorable poem about this plight! The temptation to play to the crowds comes to most ...

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Are You A Throne or A Manger?

And the day had started with such promise. Bradley Porter jiggled his leg as he sat at his desk scowling at his assignment. He was a smart boy, earning top marks in every subject. He loved his little Christian school, sporting a pressed uniform and cardigan; but most of all ...

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What Are The Characteristics Of A Leader?

Someone recently asked the question, “What one [word] describes the characteristic you are looking for when you vote for the next President?” Romans 12:8 “If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And ...

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Accepting God’s Grace Means Receiving His Power

Here is a study in the book of Ephesians, from the New Testament. Each person has a choice to make about either accepting or refusing the grace of God. It is available to all people as a free gift. If a person accepts it, they can be freed from sin ...

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