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Lessons From A Funeral

‘Good will come to him who is generous and lends freely.’ Psalm 112:5 (NIV) I attended the funeral of a close friend’s brother yesterday.  I have never met her brother, but what I learned of him impacted me in a way I had not expected.  Words spoken took my breath. ...

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Being Thankful When You Don’t Feel So Thankful

“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” -1 Thessalonians 5:18 We wish one another “Happy Thanksgiving” but are these just well wishes or are we happy about this time of year. Thanksgiving day can be the most difficult time for ...

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Between Two Dates:What Will Our Story Be?

Yellowed and torn with age, the newspapers held obituaries as varied as the lives they represented. There were stories of childhood lost, lingering illness with hope for recovery, the mentioning of a graduation still looked forward to, a marriage ended in one spouse’s death when only months old, and the ...

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“Sweet” Revenge?

“Revenge, at first though sweet, Bitter ere long back on itself recoils.” (John Milton, Paradise Lost) Revenge can be a temptation, a natural desire in the face of a threat or a hurtful act on the part of another. It can certainly seem deserved when an injustice is done. But ...

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