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Resist!

Do you feel powerless to follow Jesus in victory? Do you keep letting the devil win in your life? You’re not alone. I think all of us have felt that way at some point. Due to some serious health issues I’ve been facing, combined with a physical/chemistry issue, which predisposes me towards depression, I’ve been […]

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We Don’t Have a Christmas Tree

We don’t have a Christmas tree to mark this time of year. No boughs of pine or crimson holly to usher in the cheer.   We have a manger scene instead. No Santa. No bright light. A doll lies in the manger bed like Jesus lay that night.   The doll is all alone and […]

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A Suitable Helper

“The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” – Genesis 2:18   One evening my husband, Leo, and I were relaxing together in the living room after the children had gone to bed. We had been praying over some things that […]

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A Christmas to Remember

First published in The Carillon, Thursday, December 22 It was Christmas Eve.  Snow was blowing outside but, inside, Christmas carols played and a fire burned cheerily in the hearth.  Lydia and Jon, the mother and father of the family, were together in the kitchen.  Lydia took the last batch of Christmas goodies out of the […]

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Romans 9 & 10

Yet, before the twins were born or had done anything good or bad—in order that God’s purpose in election might stand: not by works but by him who calls—she was told, “The older will serve the younger.” Just as it is written: “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.” – Romans 9:11&12 The Bible as […]

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The Apocalypse

It is not difficult to understand why there have been so many movies, in recent years, about the end of the world.  The end will come.  And the end of all things is closer now than ever before. In the Bible, regarding the end times, Jesus admonishes the people, “Watch”.  We must be ready for […]

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Rich Young Ruler

Let us consider the story of a rich young man. Matthew 19:16-22 Just then a man came up to Jesus and asked, “Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life?” Why do you ask me about what is good?” Jesus replied. “There is only One who is good. If you want to […]

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Hope

I need hope. I have money.  Money can’t be a friend to me.  Money can’t talk with me when I’m sad.  Money can’t warm my soul. I have a nice house.  My house can’t speak words of encouragement to my heart.  My house can’t show me the right way to go. I have a cute […]

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It’s Not Too Late

  No matter how far you’ve gone in the wrong direction, it’s never too late to turn around. It’s not too late to believe in God. It’s not too late to say you’re sorry. Rescue and hope forever more are much closer than you know…only a prayer away.

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The Sneaky Sin – Self-Pity

Many sins are totally obvious to the sinner and to those around them.  Self-pity, though, is a sneaky one.  It quietly enters through the backdoor and begins to occupy one’s life!  Self-pity can be an addictive and destructive behavior.  Often, self-pity goes hand-in-hand with procrastination.  The self-pity/procrastination combination certainly makes life feel very, very difficult. […]

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