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Wildfires and Life

Many agree that for humans, wildfires are disastrous. The immediate effect of these natural phenomena can be property loss, health complications, and Lord forbid-  Death.  I acknowledge the tragic reality of wildfires first because, as many ecologists will acknowledge. Wildfires also can find themselves being vital to the health of certain biomes.  It seems contrary …

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Safe and Sound

It seems the word of the year has become the word, “safe.” The irony is that here on Earth, nothing is 100% safe. The hymn we’re discussing today assures us of sure safety, being in Christ. The chorus to this song exclaims, “I’ve anchored my soul in the haven of rest. I’ll sail the wide …

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The Sticking Point

A few may have once heard of this principle or idea. They know that the “Sticking Point” is the point in which their obstacle or challenge is the greatest. In weightlifting this is a prominent idea. The sticking point occurs during a lifting movement and simply put for the purpose of brevity; it is the …

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Soap Bubbles

“Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.”~ Ecclesiastes 1:2 Does this verse ring of utter positivity and make you excited to read on?!  I sure hope so… As you read on… Mentally tag the word, vanity.  Moving on, the writer Solomon begins to depict the many things that humanity prizes …

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The Fish Bowl

Fish.  They come in many shapes, sizes, colors, types, functions, and so on and so on.  Saying this, I need to ask if you have been to an aquarium? Have you owned or seen a fish bowl filled with a beautiful diversity of fish? It is a fascinating sight that if you are not careful …

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A Mighty Fortress

I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. ~ Psalm 91:2 On March 17th, 2003, due to multiple diplomatic tensions between NATO countries and Iraq, diplomatic relations between Iraq and the United States ended. With them, thousands of NATO troops were deployed Iraqi …

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Jesus Saves!

Priscilla J. Owens, a Baltimore public school teacher for 49 years, wrote these stirring soul-winning words for a missionary service in the Sunday school of Union Square Methodist Church. Music was not added till some 14 years later by William Kirkpatrick. All of this hymn is sound but one small verse in the second stanza. …

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