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One Family

"So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God..." (Eph 2:19 ESV) When I was a boy our extended, immigrant family would sometimes gather together at my Great Aunt's tiny house over the...

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"Better is a dinner of herbs where love is than a fattened ox and hatred with it." (Prov. 15:17 ESV) When I was a boy growing up, after church on Sundays, we would always have a delicious Italian dinner. My Nana’s slow cooked sauce was the key. In it were cooked...

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Traveling is fun. You get to see beautiful things and meet wonderful people, and you are able to relax, to exercise and eat good food; all without the normal stresses of being at home and running a household and family and job. Traveling provides a nice little...

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A Moment of Clarity

It was a long drive to the nursing home where my Grandmother was living, but at least twice a month I got into the car with my small children to make the trip to see her.  We had already lost my Mom to cancer and I wanted them to be able to remember Nana.  I...

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10 Inspirations for Grandparents

Inspiration to be a good grandparent is simple--as long as we have love, we have what it takes. "C'mon sweet baby," I called to my 2-year-old granddaughter. With quick steps, she came. And as she stood with her back toward me, I carefully pinned the bells to her...

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My Father’s Hands

"You received the Spirit of sonship (adoption), and by him we cry, 'Abba, Father.'" (Romans 8:15) Long fingers, veins bulging a bit on the backs, knuckles slightly swollen, brown spots and other tell-tale aging signs. "These hands look like someone else's hands," I...

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The Honorable Christian Woman

A typical woman is a wife and mother. We see such woman in Sarah, in Naomi, in Ruth, in Hannah, in Eunice, in Elizabeth, etc. Some women may be called to more public positions. A queen may adorn a throne. A Florence Nightingale may live as an angel of mercy to the...

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Our Primary Duty

Beloved saint, has it ever occurred to you that planning is one factor which distinguishes between "a wishful thinking and purposeful accomplishment". It is a factor that differentiates between an achiever and mediocre. Working out there as a businessman or woman or...

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