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Joseph Mazzella

A Broken BB Gun 

"And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow--not even the powers of hell can separate us from God's love. No power in the sky above...

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A Little Kindness 

"Then these righteous ones will reply, 'Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you something to drink? Or a stranger and show you hospitality? Or naked and give you clothing? When did we ever see you sick or in prison and visit you?'...

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A Grateful Soul

"We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we...

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Where you Grow

"Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be...

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Hand-me-Downs

"We loved you so much that we shared with you not only God's Good News but our own lives, too." (1 Thessalonians 2:7-9, NLT) Aside from socks and underwear at Christmas and an occasional new pair of sneakers, I nevergot any new clothes as a child. What I got were...

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Now, Today and Always

"This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it." (Psalm 118:24 NLT) I have a little clock on the bottom right hand side of my computer screen that always tells mewhat time it is. I also have a clock hanging on my wall. I have two alarm clocks in...

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One More Ride

"Live full lives, full in the fullness of God." (Eph. 3:19 MSG) I was ten years old riding my bicycle at break-neck speed down a hill near my home. This was long before bike helmets were used and I am sure I was making my poor, old, gray-haired guardian angel work...

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My First Review 

"So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other." (John 13:34) The first review I ever got for my writing happened in the middle of the night. I was a young adolescent going through the pains and trails...

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Evidence

"Keep your behavior excellent among the Gentiles, so that in the thing in which they slander you as evildoers, they may because of your good deeds, as they observe them, glorify God in the day of visitation." (1 Peter 2:12 NASB) I was preparing to shave my fifty year...

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