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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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The Lily and her Bee

Song 2:2 "Like a lily among thorns is my darling among the maidens." NIV "She is so gorgeous! Her swaying in the breeze is so delicate! Her white petals shine so brightly! She is the flower of my life," the bee thought, humming happily by. As the bee continued to hum...

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The Door

Did I fear a great multitude, or did the contempt of families terrify me, that I kept silence, and went not out of the door? My beloved put in his hand by the hole of the door, and my bowels were moved for him. And he brought me to the door of the court; and when I...

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Seeking Light

Matthew 2:1-2: "Now Jesus having been born in Bethlehem of Judaea, in the days of Herod the king, behold magi from the east arrived at Jerusalem, saying, 2 Where is the king of the Jews that has been born? For we have seen his star in the east, and have come to do him...

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Lessons in Hugging

"All the brothers here send you greetings. Greet one another with a holy kiss." (1 Cor 16:20  NIV) Life’s biggest lessons aren’t learned all at once. They are taught and learned time and time again over years and years. I realized this today when I was with my...

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It was Very Good

Somebody said that if God were truly scientific, he would have written the Book of Genesis as a scientific formula. Maybe, but it would create a dilemma. Unless we all held doctorates in science we could not understand anything about it. It would be a closed book to...

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Hands up those who have ever heard a sermon on Jehoiachin. (Pronounced Gee-hoy-a-kin.) Gee-hoy-a-kin who? Who was he? A king. A king of where? Israel. Was he a good king? No. Did he reign a long time? No Why would anyone preach about him? Why should anyone make him...

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Come and Dine

The air had taken on the distinct smell of Springtime and there were buds on the water plants. Things, that had hidden themselves under the water during the colder weather, were pushing their way to the top. Called away from our nets once, here we were again, because...

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Becoming One

When a couple marries, it is sometimes referred to as 'becoming one'. It has been said the problem is deciding which one. Which should it be? I submit to you, neither one. "Can two walk together, except they be agreed?" Amos 3:3. If either wants to be king of the...

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Are you a Hard Worker?

"Work hard so God can approve you. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed…" (II Tim 2:15 NLT) My husband loves digging in the dirt. When the first breeze of warm air blows in the springtime, his thoughts turn to growing something. Tools to till the soil...

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