Hopes and Dreams

  Nothing gives more pleasure than disappointment turned to hope. It’s like the budding of a flower, petals which were shrunken in withdrawal, unraveling and stretching in beaming beatification. There is no blush — Just a brave display of approval by Him; the face-lightener, joy bringer, chin-lifting Christ. The Prize...

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God with Me

Rise up, my love Immanuel awakens a listening ear. “Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.” “O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet is...

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Now That They’re Gone

Christmas will not be the same “Cast down, but not destroyed.” Paul’s words to the Corinthian Church ring in our ears, but distress or despair wait to overtake us. Our family member has gone home to be with the Lord. It was just yesterday and now its holiday time — Christmas...

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Santa Claus

A Christian Zealot Santa Claus is a legend born in centuries of imagination, but his origins take us back to a 4th century holy man whose fervor and generosity characterized him as a Christian zealot. Saint Nicholas, bishop of Myra, was born during the persecutions of Diocletian in what is...

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Mosaic Law; the Good and Bad of it

  Fatal to sanity What is lawlessness but a conscience-seared? — a moral staple of psychological human-hood denied and burnt to a crisp. The part which approves or disapproves us, accuses or excuses us, or simply gives an account of oneself; conscience; has been rendered kaput by artificial casting off restraints?...

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