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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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Home for the Holidays

"I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your...

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Dinner

"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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Home

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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