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The Hope Factor

I just heard a couple of devotionals: the first, about our tendency to want paradise on earth (not possible); the second was on our response to this (non-paradise) earth: cursing, or mourning. I see a common theme, which I will … Continue reading

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False Teachers

GOD’S FRUIT “God is love.”     FALSE TEACHERS “Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits.” Love Goodwill Brotherly charity Unconditional love But God … Continue reading

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Still Vertical

My mother is in the vintage business; today I helped with an estate sale. One of her old cronies stopped in: “Long time, no see! How ‘ya doin’?” “Still vertical!” I gathered that Mom, at close to 80, is pleased … Continue reading

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Qualified. Rescued. Transferred. Forgiven.

  the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in Light. For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have … Continue reading

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Happy People

  = – = Happy people are different: They almost never hold grudges. If you argue, yell, lie, or defame, They simply will rub out the smudges. = – = Happy people are special: They treat you with love and … Continue reading

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“Carry On, my Wayward Son”

  After today’s morning lessons, I’ve been humming the Kansas song: Carry on my wayward son There’ll be peace when you are done Lay your weary head to rest Don’t you cry no more ‘Ever read a familiar passage and … Continue reading

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Exit Strategy

Yesterday I got the privilege of escorting a friend.  In spite of accelerating health problems, she maintains the attitude of gratitude.  Of course, I let her know what an encouragement she is.  She informed me it doesn’t come naturally; she … Continue reading

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