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Sparkling Eyes

I got a new picture of my sponsor child Lizther in the mail today. I was amazed at how different she seemed now. It looked like she had grown up overnight. I went and took her older pictures of her younger days and placed them side by side with the new photo. There...

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Most Beautiful of All

"Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another." (1 John 4:11 NKJV) I decided to take my sons for a walk the other day. Autumn was in the air. Rich, delightful reds painted by God’s own hand were coloring some of the trees. Heavenly yellows shining...

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Making Room at the Inn

"And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn." (Luke 2:7 NKJV) In his wonderful book "Seven Stories of Christmas Love" the author Leo Buscaglia writes about...

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Four-Legged Comedian

"A merry heart does good, like medicine, But a broken spirit dries the bones." (Prov 17:22 NKJV) Here is a riddle for you. What is black, white and brown, has eight legs, and can do 60 miles an hour down a carpeted hallway? Do you give up? The answer is two puppies...

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Forever Gifts

Christmas is a season when we give gifts to those we love. Like the three wise men of old too we each hope to find the perfect gift to express our love. As I look back on all the perfect gifts that I have gotten over the years, however, I have noticed that none of...

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Dad and the Snake

"Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends." (John 15:13-14 NKJV)  When I was a boy growing up my Dad, Mom, Grandma, two brothers and I all lived together in an aging house. The house had originally been built from two Shanty...

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Crusty or Not

"Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts." (Psalm 95:7-8, Hebrews 4:7) The snow had been piling up by the sidewalks in town for months. Huge mounds of it as tall as a small child. Topside, it was sooty from the traffic. On the edge, it looked clean...

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A Long Way

"If there is any other commandment, are all summed up in this saying, namely, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'  Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law." (Rom 13:9-10 NKJV) It was six years ago. I was walking into a...

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