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Lyn Chaffart

Watchmen…Day and Night

I don't know about you, but I can't help but think how nice it would be, in the midst of our difficulties, to have people praying for us...I mean, "God, can't you just send someone to pray???" I would propose, however, that perhaps God has already done this, but we...

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Our Freedom Ends…

"Your freedom ends where your brother's begins..." I don't know how many times I heard my mother say it. I never fully comprehended what it meant, however, until much later in life; and even then, its fully meaning wasn't perhaps permanently drilled into my mind until...

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No Surprises…

Most of David's life sets a prime example of faith for each of us. Even in the midst of his darkest mistakes, his faith never wavers. Take, for example, the day the Amalekites destroyed David's home town of Ziklag and carried off everything, including his wives and...

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Carnival

Anyone from a French culture knows exactly what is meant by the word, "Carnaval", or "Carnival", as we write it in English. Depending upon where Carnival is being celebrated, this could mean anywhere from three days to seven weeks of celebration, celebrations always...

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Faith Comes by…Hearing?

It was truly an adventure to walk the roads in Grenada. Sidewalks were rare, even in the towns, and the roads were hilly, narrow and winding. Because we were staying outside of the main town of St. Georges, and because our primary mode of transportation was the local...

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Wind-Bent Trees

I don't know for sure why the tops of all the trees in the Northern-most corner of the island of Guadeloupe are all pointing west. I am sure, however, that somehow or another, it is related to wind. Maybe this happened as a result of the last hurricane to strike the...

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Dirt…

(Written Mid-May) Spring is finally here. I'm not a big gardener, but I do like to plant spring flowers to decorate the front of my house. And so today I began to dig into the dirt and plant the pretty annuals that I bought. The longer I dug and sifted and mixed that...

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The Speck

I gave away my peace this morning. It was a crazy thing, really. I was upset because someone I care very much about was not acting in the way I wanted this person to act. It hurt me. I was sure it was because this person didn't care about me at all...I don't get to...

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The Mona and the Glasses

The Mona. A small member of the primate family native to the lowlands of Ghana and Nigeria; introduced and thriving on the isle of Grenada... That's where I made introductions with the critters. We were climbing back up to the parking lot after admiring Concord Falls...

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What do we do About our…Doubt?

John the Baptist: The one called as a herald to the Messiah: "'I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me...' says the LORD Almighty." (Malachi 3:1 NIV); "A voice of one calling: 'In the wilderness prepare the way for the LORD; make straight in the...

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