Advent – A Time of Preparation

Advent – A Time of Preparation   Advent is a holy season in the Christian calendar. It begins four Sundays before Christmas.  It is a very special time, as Christians wait and prepare for the coming of the Lord, Jesus, whose birth we celebrate on Christmas. While Santa Claus’ arrival is a big event, we […]

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God Ain’t Dead!

God Ain’t Dead! I am not a connoisseur of great art, but from time to time a painting or picture will really speak a clear, strong message to me. Some time ago I saw a picture of an old burned-out mountain shack. All that remained was the chimney…the charred debris of what had been that […]

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Christmas in July

Christmas can still arrive when you least expect it, sometimes in the most unexpected manner. Dr. James Dobson relates a story of an elderly woman named Stella Thornhope who was struggling with her first Christmas alone. Her husband had died just a few months prior through a slow developing cancer. Now, several days before Christmas, […]

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Faith Makes Things Possible

Lord, could you make nothing happen today? I’m just not in the mood. No drama. No stress. No surprises, not even the good kind. Just keep things even keel. Nothing new to ponder. Nothing requiring thought. Nothing revealing. Nothing to learn. No new people. No new ideas. Do you hear me? NOTHING! Except I don’t […]

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National Day of Prayer — May 4, 2017

The First Thursday of May The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. Our […]

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God’s Garden

Our house was directly across the street from the clinic entrance of John Hopkins in Baltimore. We lived downstairs and rented the upstairs rooms to outpatients at the clinic. One summer evening as I was fixing supper, there was a knock at the door. I opened it to see a truly awful looking man. “Why, […]

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