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    The Gift

    “You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.” – 2 Corinthians 9:7 I hear a lot during Christmas how people are dreading all the shopping they are going to have to do, and how broke they will be. Then you have people who starts months in advance, and careful plan and budget toward their gifts. I like to put a lot of thought into my gifts, and think about who I’m giving it to, and what message I want to convey. Sometimes I give in response to what the need…

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    Penitence, Pardon, Peace

    “Peace comes when there is no cloud between us and God. Peace is the consequence of forgiveness, God’s removal of that which obscures His face and so breaks union with Him. The happy sequence culminating in fellowship with God is penitence, pardon, and peace – the first we offer, the second we accept, and the third we inherit.” – Charles H. Brent “Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.” – Acts 3:19

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    No Two Alike

    The first snow is magical to me. It invokes many different emotions for people. Some become bitter; however, if you are like me, you become like a little kid in the playground ready to stick on your snow suit and dive right in! We haven’t had a true snowfall as of yet, but I wait for it patiently. There is a time and a season for everything on the earth. (Ecclesiastes 3) It’s like a miracle, because it is a miracle! Like a thousand perfect hexagonal prism like diamond pieces falling out of the sky, illuminating when the light hits them just the right way. I could stand and watch…

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    Praying For Paris

    “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” – John 10:10 I was horrified to hear on the news that Paris had been the victim of a terrorist attack. My first thought was, Isis. This world is so full of evil, and corruptness. Not to say that there isn’t any good in the world, but it’s so evident every time I turn on the news what we are dealing with. A lot of people want to blame God, because He isn’t evidently stepping in. But what do you…

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    Help Wanted – Burden Bearers

    And he set threescore and ten thousand of them to be bearers of burdens, and fourscore thousand to be hewers in the mountain, and three thousand and six hundred overseers to set the people a work. 2 Chronicles 2:18 Solomon was preparing to build the temple. 2 Chronicles 2 speaks of all the people/skills that would be needed. Burden bearers, also referred to as ‘common laborers’ are people who carry loads. Hewers cut wood/stone apart with a sharp instrument making them perfect for building. The word of God edifies us in the same way – equipping and perfecting us for service to the King (Hebrews 4:12, Ephesians 4:12). Solomon was…

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    Lest We Forget

    “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.” – 1 Corinthians 16:13 The song, “O Canada,” says, “God keep our land, glorious and free. Oh Canada, we stand on guard for thee. Oh Canada, we stand on guard for thee.” In the bible God commands us to be on guard. To stand firm in our faith; be courageous, and strong. That’s exactly what the men and women who are represented on November 11th did, when they fought for Canada. Remembrance Day stands for all of these things. If it weren’t for these men and women, we may not be able to stand with liberty for…

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    The Road To Damascus

    Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. Robert Frost A well-known poem by Robert Frost called, “The Road Not Taken,” represents two roads, a choice, and the consequence of that choice. It is one of the most misunderstood poems. Some interpret it as a man who defied the odds and made the right choice by taking the road less traveled. The truth highlighted in this poem is that no matter what road you choose, there is always a possibility of taking the wrong road and getting lost in regret. We all have a choice of our path in…

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    Faith In Action

    “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” – Hebrews 11:1 Trust is an act of faith. Faith is not evident in your life if you do not activate it. “Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.” – James 2:17 It takes faith to trust in God. You can’t see Him, but you know in your heart He is there, and that He loves you beyond measure. Jesus died on the cross and left his Holy Spirit as our comforter; to encourage us in our faith, as signs and wonders follow them that believe. (Mark 16:17) The Lord…