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Joy: The Second Fruit of The Holy Spirit

What comes to mind when you think of joy? Many would associate it with happiness. Although related, there are some differences between the two according to what the Bible says about joy as a fruit of the Holy Spirit. Spiritual joy is necessary as a godly influence in the culture, ...

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They Shall Live Again

Springtime has always brought the promise of new life and the end of another brown, barren Illinois winter. The first tulips begin to pop open; trees get their first, almost invisible green buds, and soon, green grass springs up to carpet over the brown stuff on the ground. I remember ...

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Are We There Yet?

How many times did you ask that question from the back seat of the family car growing up? I remember the look us kids would get from my mom when we’d ask, “are we there yet?” Our family traveled from Illinois to Indiana in the summers of my childhood, driving ...

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When is Your Second Birthday?

Do you remember the birthday parties of your childhood, old black and white photos of little friends wearing party hats, blowing paper horns, and eating cake and ice cream?  In those days, parties were often a dress up affair, little girls in brightly colored dresses with white anklet socks and ...

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God is Ready to Welcome You

There was a time in history when making it to the teenage years was a milestone, a time when one in three infants died before they learned to walk. In the early centuries of American life, big families were the norm because all mothers knew that they would bury at ...

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