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Joseph Mazzella

Part of the Choir

"For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away." (Matt 25:29-30 NKJV) When I was a boy our church didn't have a choir so everyone was expected to sing. That didn't bother me...

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One Shovel at a Time

"The Lord God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds' feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places." (Hab 3:19 KJV) Another massive snowstorm had hit the mountains of my home. A foot and a half of the white stuff had covered everything. Living...

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Let it Flow

"'I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.' When He had said these things, He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva; and He anointed the...

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Joy is Free

"No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon." (Matt 6:24 NKJV) I was driving down the road the other day listening to sweet music coming...

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Homemade Happiness

"the joy of the Lord is your strength." (Neh 8:10 NKJV) The Italian dinners we had after church every Sunday when I was a boy were feasts fit for a king. There were mounds of pasta. There were potatoes, chicken, and meatballs which had been slow cooked for hours in...

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Autumn of our Lives

"For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.  But if I live on in the flesh, this will mean fruit from my labor; yet what I shall choose I cannot tell.  For I am hard-pressed between the two, having a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far...

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A Gift of Love

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." (John 3:16 NKJV) I have always loved Nativity scenes ever since I was a boy. I remember growing up seeing the great care my...

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