Christmas – A Narrow Passage

  Not always, but occasionally, “over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house we go,” sadly detours us onto unfamiliar routes. Sometimes these alternate routes are well marked and eventuate easily to the more familiar paths — But then, maybe not. We wish for a safe and clearly...

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Our Glory Is Not Our Own

It wasn’t much of an entrance, by the world’s standards anyway. But then God never needs much to work with. A small corner of a small room in a small town provided the setting for the arrival of the Son of God. Jesus was delivered by His mother, Mary, in...

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A Love Story

When we get to our after-death resurrection, we will not have a sin nature. I see that quite easily. However, in my present before-death state, I see myself, “black but comely” as did the Shulamite woman in Song of Solomon 1:5-6. Baked by the scorching sun, dwelling among rival siblings,...

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The Crimson Worm

Psalm 22:6 “I am a worm.” “The Crimson worm [coccus ilicis] is a very special worm that looks more like a grub than a worm. When it is time for the female or mother Crimson worm to have babies (which she does only one time in her life), she finds...

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The Way to a Quiet Soul

“All of your days have already been written in God’s book; when you go through a disappointment, don’t stop on that page, stay the course, keep believing; you may be tired discouraged and frustrated, but don’t give up on your future, God is faithful” Dee dee Gee. Quietly bearing wrongs...

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HIS EYES and Ours

Can we even imagine how the Eyes of Almighty God, the Ruler of the Universe, are fastened on us, that we are indeed "the apple of His Eye", that He dealt conclusively with the sin issue so that He could forever look upon those who would believe in His Plan...

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When Heaven Comes to Earth

The song goes: “When we all get to heaven, what a day of rejoicing that will be, When we all see Jesus, we will sing and shout the victory!” However, the Supreme joy of that “eternal” future is treasured in a lingering and finite present day earthen vessel. In our...

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