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Joy & Happiness

A Real Winner

"Jesus said to him, '"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind." This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." On these two commandments hang all...

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Think of Heaven

When you have a day, When all goes wrong, You feel “why me”? Instead, sing a song. Just close your eyes, Take a sigh, Jesus is near, He says, “draw nigh”. Holy Spirit, like a dove, Let yourself feel light, Think of Heaven, One day it will be right. No more sorrow or...

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Wake Up

I remember the enthusiasm as I heard in my 8 year old son, Keith as he recited Psalm 30:5 - "Weeping may endure for a night, but Joy cometh in the morning". How proud I was of him. And Oh, how I wished my morning would come; it seemed to us that we were...

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“It Is in His abundance that we lack for nothing; He supplies all of our needs. It is in our wants we see not His abundance." Most of us who live in the United States of America are wonderfully blessed. Our nation as a whole is bountifully set apart in the things the...

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Your Life: Dreary? Or Cheery?

In Proverbs, King Solomon tells us that “a happy heart is good medicine and a cheerful mind works healing, but a broken spirit dries up the bones" (17:22 Amplified). We are also told that “anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down, but an encouraging word makes it glad"...

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Wonderful Wrinkles

I noticed something amusing while I was shaving this morning: the lines in my forehead have quit disappearing all the way. They are easy to see too because the long, thick, wavy hair that used to cover them doesn’t come down that far anymore. It has become trapped...

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Why are you Smiling?

"Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." (1 Thess 5:18 NIV) "Why are you smiling?", my daughter asked me the other day. It was too complicated to answer her right away. I had been lost in thought. I had been thinking about my...

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Watch the Children

I just love weekday afternoons in May. It is during this special time that I get to see one of the most wonderful sights in the world. It is a sight that teaches me again and again about what life truly is all about. I get to see it mainly when I go to pick up my...

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In the fourth chapter of John we find an account of Jesus and his disciples in Samaria. He sends his disciples for food while he stays at the well. After a while a woman comes to get water. Jesus asks for a drink, but we find that the woman is really the thirsty one....

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