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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
26

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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
12

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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…

NEW LIGHT

Dec
2018
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  “He came as a witness, to testify about the Light, so that all might believe through him.” (John 1:7) Though Thomas Edison is usually credited with the invention of the light bulb, the famous American inventor wasn’t the only one who contributed to the development of this revolutionary technology. The first incandescent lamp hadKeep reading…

ONE SILENT NIGHT

Dec
2018
22

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“He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near.” (Ephesians 2:17) Our family recently received an animated e-card from an old friend. It portrayed characters passing the light of a candle one to the other with a hymn playing in the background, just as many willKeep reading…