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Finish the Story

It is not an uncommon occurrence among many people to be telling a story, and someone feels at liberty to interrupt and interject, only to find out that they did not hear the full story! Sometimes, that interrupter might just be you.  It is ok to admit! Most people do this at some point of …

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Jesus Loves Me

Anna B. Warner (1820-1915) wrote a hymn that without doubt has been sung by more children than any other hymn. Written in 1860, it came from a novel that Miss Warner with her sister had written called “say and seal.” The composer of the music, William Bradbury (1816-1868), also composed “Sweet Hour of Prayer,” “Savior …

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Jesus’s Currency

Fat Joe~ “Yesterday’s price is not today’s price.” No, I am not promoting the philosophy and ethics of rapper Fat Joe, but in passing I once heard this quote. I can affirm however that this quote reflects culture and society briefly with one short sentence.  This is the way the world operates- Supply and demand.  …

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Do I Dare?

“‘Amazing Grace,’ How sweet the sound!” The composer of the beloved hymn, John Newton (1725-1807), had this hymn first published in what is called “The Olney Hymns” book. It was an illustration of potent ideologies of the evangelical movement in England at the time. The Amazing Grace tune as we know it was composed by …

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The Old Rugged Cross

George Bennard was born February 4th, 1973, in a coal mining town of Youngstown, Ohio. He aspired to be a Christian evangelist, but his father died so he stayed and supported his mother and sister. Later he became involved with the Salvation Army and then an ordained minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church. Bennard died …

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A Christmas Candle

There is a beautiful quote by a little known word-smith named Eva K. Logue that states,  A Christmas candle is a lovely thing; It makes no noise at all, But softly gives itself away; While quite unselfish, it grows small. This quote has a fascinating connection to the action taken by our Savior Jesus some …

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