THE BIGGER PERSON

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2019
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“Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another,                                                             as God in Christ forgave you.” (Ephesians 4:32)  A number of years ago, a young manKeep reading…

WAY TOO LONG

Feb
2019
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“A scoundrel plots evil, and on their lips it is like a scorching fire.” (Proverbs 16:27) A lady writes to one of those “Dear Dr…” columns about a complaint she has had for over forty years. She states that she has what can be described as a “burning tongue.” Her personal physician apparently showed littleKeep reading…

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The LORD is your keeper; The LORD is your shade on your right hand.” (Psalm 121:5) Every year on February 2 since 1887 in the western Pennsylvania community of Punxsutawney, some devout followers make their pilgrimage to a famous part of town known as Gobbler’s Knob. Donning black top hats, officials of the local clubKeep reading…

EXCEPT WHEN . . .

Jan
2019
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“Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?’   And I said, ‘Here am I. Send me!’” (Isaiah 6:8). I smiled when I read the following Help Wanted ad for a local restaurant. It stated: “Scattered hours. Every Monday 4:00-9:30, every Friday and everyKeep reading…

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“Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you.”   (Colossians 3:13) A fast-speaking TV weatherman with several decades of experience was talking over a visual of a local park named after Martin Luther King, Jr. while presenting the then-current weather conditions. As he rushed over the named location of the outdoorKeep reading…

EVERLASTING

Jan
2019
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“And this is what he promised us–eternal life.” (1 John 2:25) The story is told that there was once a boy who found himself in trouble for a silly childish mistake. Ashamed, he went to the park and began to cry beneath a tree when a Good Fairy appeared asking him why he was weeping.Keep reading…

RUNNING ON EMPTY

Jan
2019
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 “And the believers were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.” (Acts 13:52) One of our family members received an interesting Christmas gift recently.  Weeks before the big day, my mother and I went shopping at a major department store. While walking through the housewares department, she saw a condiment caddy which had beenKeep reading…