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Category: 2014

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And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause...

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The Light of a Candle

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the...

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A Giving Heart

"Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!" Psalm 107:8, 15, 21, 31 KJV A nice phrase --- a giving heart! What image does it bring to mind? A heart? A pair of outstretched hands? The images overlapping each other or...

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How to Praise the Lord

“Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done” (1 Chronicles 16:8). “Thank you!” “Thanks a bunch.” “Oh, thanks!” How common these words are! Even our common table prayers call on us to “give...

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Think About the Starving

“When your words came to me I ate them; they were my joy and my heart’s delight” (Jeremiah 15:16). “I’M STARVING!” Many a mother has heard those words from her children! But they’re not, really, are they – starving, I mean? They’re just...

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The Finishing School

"When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, 'It is finished': and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost."  (KJV - John 19:30) Summer is waning and many people, both parents and children, are making preparations for school.  I recall the old song,...

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Heartseeds

"Then He told them many things unto them in parables, saying: A farmer went out to sow his seed. . . . Still other seed fell on good soil where it produced a crop." Matthew 13: 3, 8 Remember the parable in Matthew 13:1-10 where Jesus told the crowds about the sower casting seeds on...

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But Thanks Be to God!

“If Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith…. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ…. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord” (1 Corinthians 15:14, 57,...

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Amazing Love

“God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God” (2 Corinthians 5:21). Holy Week is the seven days from Palm Sunday through Holy Saturday. We call them holy because they are focused on the life and death of our Savior Jesus. But surely...

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Are You Prepared?

“Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things” (Colossians 3:2). January, that sometimes long, dreary month, is behind us and you’re looking ahead to spring. Are you getting ready? Have you looked at the garden catalogs, checked what still fits in your spring wardrobe,...

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