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Love for the Unlovable

"And He [Jesus] went down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee. And He was teaching them on the Sabbath, and they were astonished at His teaching, for His word possessed authority. And in the synagogue there was a man who had the spirit of an unclean demon, and he cried...

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Conflict in the Body

"For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit. For the...

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That Can’t Be… English!

With English being my native language, I am tempted to think I have the world conquered. I mean with English, you can go pretty much anywhere, right? And when I do have problems understanding, it isn’t my fault, right? It must be the fault of the speaker!The other day...

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Patience

"Teach us, O Lord, the disciplines of patience, for to wait is often harder than to work." (Peter Marshall 1902–1949)Why do we always seem to be in such an all-fired hurry?  Why, when we get behind the wheel of a car does our personality change?  Why do we drum our...

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How to Peel an Orange

Have you ever noticed how many ways there are to peel an orange?Some just dig in with their nails. Others cut off the top and bottom and cut a line across the fruit in order to have a place to start. Some slice the orange in 6-8 pieces and then eat it off the peel....

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The Stairs

Do you live in a house with stairs? Or perhaps you have stairs to climb in your office building. Or if not, maybe there are stairs to enter your church, your doctor’s office, you... Well, I think we all get the picture. Stairs are everywhere.The house we currently...

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Mine!

"(Jesus said) 'I am the Good Shepherd. The good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep. He who is a hired hand and not a shepherd, who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. He...

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What Is Normal?

A few days ago, I entered the elevator in my building with another resident. Only two people are allowed at a time so that distancing can be maintained.This lady and her husband moved in about the same time as I did, and we became friends. Her husband died a few...

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