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Gratitude

Gratitude

Once upon a time two parents were going to leave their 4 year old son in the care his 14 year old brother for the afternoon. They had never done this before, but decided it would be ok. As she was leaving the mother told the 14 year old, “He’s not used to us being...

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A Bible Story

A Bible Story

Comedian Jeff Foxworthy is a strong Christian who leads a Bible Study to a group of homeless men. Jeff tells this story one of the men told. The man inherited $70,000 and went out of control with crack, booze, and women. He stopped going to work and lost his job. He...

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A Dream of Heaven… and Hell

A Dream of Heaven… and Hell

Country singer Larry Gatlin told this story years ago. It is not meant to be a treatise on God’s justice or the ultimate faith of souls; it merely illustrates a profound truth about humanity. A man had a dream in which an angel brought him to observe hell. Laid out on...

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What We Do Not Have

What We Do Not Have

I have been watching a lot of C-Span. They have a lot of interviews about history, society, and government. They recently did a show about David McCullough, a favorite author. I had enjoyed his biography of Harry Truman, and “1776”, about the first year of the...

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Prayers of Gratitude

Prayers of Gratitude

“I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will tell of all Your wonderful deeds. I will be glad and exult in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High God.” Psalm 9.1-2 “I sing a song of the saints of God, Patient and brave and true.” From the old...

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Your Best Day

Your Best Day

Looking back, what would you say was your best day? What day do you cherish more than any other? What day brings you a sense of joy, gladness, and peace? A few suggestions to get things started: • A graduation • The day you met the love of your life • A wedding •...

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By the Rivers of Babylon

By the Rivers of Babylon

By the rivers of Babylon --- There we sat down and there we wept When we remembered Zion. On the willows there We hung up our harps. For there our captors Asked us for songs, And our tormentors asked for Mirth, saying, “Sing us one of the Songs of Zion.” How could we...

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Coulda Shoulda Woulda

Coulda Shoulda Woulda

One evening I watched the news and saw my friend Tom holding a press conference. Tom had majored in Political Science at Boston College and was “Wicked Smaht.” The press conference was not his idea. The government agency he worked for had been caught in some...

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A Few Times Around

A Few Times Around

Let’s use a track meet as an image of what we are all experiencing now. Let’s consider the lockdown in terms of a race. Let’s think of it first as a one mile race: 4 times around the track. At the starter’s signal the runners take off. For the 1st half of the first...

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Now THAT’S Confidence

Now THAT’S Confidence

Jeremiah was in a tough spot. For decades he had warned the people that if they didn’t treat the poor with dignity and honor treaties with surrounding nations, the country would be destroyed by Babylon. People got sick of hearing this and put him in prison. The people...

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Johnny Appleseed 1774 – 1845

Johnny Appleseed 1774 – 1845

John Chapman was born on a farm in Leominster, Massachusetts. Early on, his father apprenticed him to an orchardist where young Johnny learned that trade. Like so many young men in those days Johnny headed west. As he did he carried a Bible and a sack of apple seeds....

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Walking Around

Walking Around

Kids don’t have paper routes anymore. For some reason newspaper companies decided to have adults deliver papers from cars. Kind of a shame, really. Kids learned responsibility and discipline from delivering every paper every day. They learned how to keep on keeping on...

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It Could Be Worse

It Could Be Worse

Sixty-six million years ago an asteroid 6 – 9 miles wide travelling at 40,000 miles per hour struck the earth near the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico. The force was 2 million times greater than the most powerful nuclear bomb even detonated. Tsunamis miles high spread...

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Improving the Time

Improving the Time

Anyone who has tried to grow vegetables knows how difficult it can be. You can water during a dry spell, but too much rain at the wrong time can ruin a garden for the rest of the season. That is very disappointing for a hobby gardener; no fresh tomatoes, beans, or...

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What Do You Know?

What Do You Know?

This question usually means one of three things. First, it challenges someone’s knowledge or the quality of their information. In this context, “What do you know” really means, “I doubt you know anything about it; you don’t know what you are talking about.” Second,...

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