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Suffering

Why, God?

Ever wonder why when something does not go right and negative circumstances come about? It is not so much that I have been on the receiving end, because I have no control over the actions of people. I do, however, have to control how I am going to react. God expects...

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Squeaking into Heaven?

All my life (almost) I have heard it said that the most important thing in one's life is getting to heaven. Parishioners have said to me, "I don't care about having some palace in heaven like the Apostle Paul will have; he suffered so much for Christ, beaten and...

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Honoring the Boll Weevils of God

"But we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose." (Romans 8.28) When I was in grade school, I learned about a city in the south which built a statue to the Boll Weevil. In case you don't...

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has Forgotten Me

" . . .The LORD has forsaken me, the Lord has forgotten me." (Isa 49:14) A common theme that often emerges as I read through the daily prayer requests in this newsletter is one of despair.  "I feel so far from God!" "I need to know God cares, because it doesn't...

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Don’t be Surprised by Crosses

"Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple." Luke 14:27 There is no way to make this "hard saying" softer. However, the context of this saying of Jesus in Luke gives us grounds to think about it in terms of mundane, practical advise...

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My Name is…

My name is... I was born in 2010. I am a Christian.I was playing outside when they came. I tried to run But the wheels were faster than my little feet. They tied me to a fence; I couldn't escape. They murdered my parents and protectors before my little eyes. I watched...

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On His Mind

With arms open wide, Jesus suffered and died; And not one word of revenge did He speak. With His flesh torn apart, we remained in His heart; He kept silent and turned the other cheek. And while He hung on that cross, we remained on His mind. He bore the sins of the...

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