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Thanksgiving: It’s a Daily Expression

What is your favorite holiday? Some might indicate Christmas. Other followers of Christ might say Easter. In America, one of the least commercialized holidays is Thanksgiving. Even though unbelievers gather and feast on this holiday, Christians can use the entire month in special reflection and appreciation for God’s abundant blessings toward us. For believers in...

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My GPS and Light

You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness” (I Thess. 5:5). Daylight saving time is almost over. The sun sets earlier and earlier. When I left my home around 7:05 pm for Friday Fellowship, it was almost dark. When I arrived,...

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“…A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart.” Ecclesiastes 4:12

This the last phrase of a wonderful passage of scripture about kinship, friendship, and community. If you start reading this passage starting back in verse 7, you realize Solomon states the drawbacks of going life alone (1), then the rewards of going thru life with another (2). Then it concludes with the blessing of going...

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Adjusting to the Seasons

Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die…”   While it may not be pleasant to think about, our days are numbered. According to the CDC, the average life span of a person in the United...

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Work Out Our Salvation

Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure. – Philippians 2:12-13   The verse...

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Worrying Over Life’s Troubles

“These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33, NASB). In recent days, you may have heard expressed or even wondered yourself why things seem so crazy in 2021. A contemporary adage states:...

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Holiday Plans

“I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest” John 4:35 (NIV) Have you noticed that the Halloween Decorations are going up in stores? Thanksgiving and Christmas are less than 4 months away! We may be thinking, “I’m trying to get settle for the school year for my...

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Giving

“11 Yes, you will be enriched in every way so that you can always be generous. And when we take your gifts to those who need them, they will thank God. 12So two good things will result from this ministry of giving—the needs of the believers in Jerusalem will be met, and they will joyfully...

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Be Still

You will not need to fight in this battle. Stand firm, hold your position,  and see the salvation of the LORD on your behalf, O Judah and Jerusalem.’ Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed. Tomorrow go out against them, and the LORD will be with you.” – 2 Chronicles 20:17 (NIV). The Moabites and...

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Evaluating Your Own Labors on Labor Day

Note Jesus’ words from The Gospel According to Luke. 16 And He told them a parable, saying, “The land of a rich man was very productive. 17 And he began reasoning to himself, saying, ‘What shall I do, since I have no place to store my crops?’ 18 Then he said, ‘This is what I will do: I...