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Live, Life, Laugh

The wonder of a small child.  A babe will cry and then seconds later, smile and giggle uncontrollably.  Vice versa.  A baby will go from uncontrollable happiness to inconsolable distress. I for one, can relate. In our faith, at one moment we will be at the top of the mountain, glorying in Jesus as if …

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I Knew Not

Daniel Webster Whittle (1840-1901) was a Gospel song lyricist, evangelist, and Bible teacher. He marched with Sherman and was wounded at the Battle of Vicksburg. He mostly wrote under the pseudonym “El Nathan.” He was widely known for the hymn, “moment by moment” and today’s topic “I know whom I have believed.” It is wonderful …

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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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I Can Face Tomorrow

There are particular moments from early childhood that many remember vividly.  It may be good things and it may be bad things.  Some moments are big and other ones are small.  But these moments for some reason, just stick out to us.  One moment that often comes to mind randomly but always providentially is when …

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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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Level of Effort

In project management, there is a scale that is used by managers called the “level of effort” scale. It does not necessarily scale how much work is done, but it can gauge the work performance and quality of the work conducted.  It would appear that the Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath would approve of …

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Word of the Day

Would you like to widen your vocabulary?  Maybe impress your friends a bit with a new, intelligent sounding, and profound word? Try this one: Gainsaying.  It is a good word to use for your smarty pants children.  Example: “Don’t you dare gainsay me!” Or maybe a work acquaintance who continually undermines you and needs to …

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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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