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My Happy Place

Most of us have a place in mind, a memory, situation, or activity that we have very fond memories of, often referred to as “My Happy Place.” As a boy and into my teen years “my happy place” was my uncle’s farm located several hundred miles away from my home. The memory of visiting that...

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My Hope is in the Lord

The beginning of a new year is usually a time of hope and expectation for what lies ahead in the coming days and months.  What is your hope for the days ahead? Jeremiah, the writer of the book of Lamentations, tells us of his hope and the reason for it.  In Lamentations 3:21-24, he says,...

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Seize The Moment

More than 2000 years ago the Roman poet Horace coined the phrase “carpe diem,” or as we know it – “seize the day.” The idea behind that phrase is that one should enjoy and make the most of every day of life. I’m afraid not many of us took advantage of the days given to...

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The God of New Beginnings

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” This quote, by author C.S. Lewis, encapsulates modern culture’s view of the turn of the New Year. The New Year holiday has increased in popularity over the past few centuries, but in recent years, it has come to be known...

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Colossians 3:15

“And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.” The Holy Spirit of God has Paul include this instruction along with many other directives as to how we are to live as believers in Christ Jesus. Amid all the adverse...

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The Bethlehem Experience

On April 14, 1866, President Abraham Lincoln was fatally shot by John Wilkes Booth while watching a play at Ford’s Theater in Washington D.C. Mr. Lincoln lived for a few hours after being shot, officially dying on the morning of April 15. Rev. Phillips Brooks was asked to speak at one of the president’s funerals that...

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Why Does the World System Hate the Christian?

John 15-16 Why does the world system, including the “religious world”, hate the Christian, the one who believes on Jesus Christ and seeks to follow Him? Jesus gave several reasons: 1. We are identified with Christ (vv.18,20) If they hated Him, they will also hate those of us who are identified with Him.  2. We do not belong...

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In God We Trust – Day Forty

Election Day is finally here! If you haven’t yet voted, please do so today. Many of us voted early, we have fasted, and have faithfully prayed each day. So what should we do today? PRAY! Pray that Christians who have not yet voted will do so today. Pray that people will vote based on Biblical and...

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In God We Trust – Day Thirty-Nine

Tomorrow is Election Day. The popular votes will be counted, the electoral college votes totaled, and the winning candidate as our next president will be announced. Will the disunity cease? Will the riots, protests, and calls for reform stop? Will the racial tensions calm down? Most likely not. The results of tomorrow’s election very well...

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In God We Trust – Day Thirty-Eight

2020 has certainly been a difficult year filled with turmoil and uncertainties. The upcoming Presidential Election on November 3 is shaping up to be more of the same as a record number of people have already voted, and with many more mail-in and absentee ballots coming in, it’s unlikely we will have a clear winner...