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Joyce Lock

Works, Works or Works?

Scenario No. 1:  A child has just become a victim of a hit and run accident.  Now, laying in the middle of the road, with traffic coming. Their back could be injured, making it not safe to move them. You begin to pray, "Oh, dear God, 'help me'...

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Patriotism and God

When I hear our National Anthem, it still brings tears to my eyes. It wasn't that long ago that I spoke to an elder in regard to the lack of patriotism among our youth. His response was that every generation expresses such concerns. But, something always happens to...

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Name it, Claim it!

You've heard the expression 'Name it, Claim it'. Though we'd first need to know the intent of one's heart, the phrase implies to the Christian version of a spoiled brat ... "I'm your child. You owe me!" It has been said that God is honor bound to do as He said He...

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Whilst we abhor war and the American flag is only a symbol of who we are, our flag has become so very precious to us as it represents all that is dearest to our heart. We consider freedom to be more than just a way of life, counting freedom to be life itself ~ as...

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The Door

Did I fear a great multitude, or did the contempt of families terrify me, that I kept silence, and went not out of the door? My beloved put in his hand by the hole of the door, and my bowels were moved for him. And he brought me to the door of the court; and when I...

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We convince ourselves that life will be better when we have a baby or another one. When we finally get what we thought we wanted, we find ourselves exhausted. Then, we conclude we will be more content when the children are older. Only, they do get older. Then, we have...

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Christmas Best

Every year marks the anniversary of a very wonderful Christmas. Though doctors did everything medically possible to stop the premature delivery, our youngest grandson was born. There was no room in the inn, as all the beautiful new birthing rooms were filled. We were...

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Becoming One

When a couple marries, it is sometimes referred to as 'becoming one'. It has been said the problem is deciding which one. Which should it be? I submit to you, neither one. "Can two walk together, except they be agreed?" Amos 3:3. If either wants to be king of the...

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A Sun and a Shield

"The day is thine, the night also is thine: thou hast prepared the light and the sun. For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. His seed shall endure forever, and his throne...

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