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My Dogs are Barking

My mother, who was from the southern part of the United States, brought me up with many expressions that are completely unknown to my friends and neighbors in Canada. Take, for example, the expression: "My dogs are barking!" To me this means, "My feet hurt." But my...

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Holding on to the “B”

"The Lord is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed." (Deuteronomy 31:8) On a family vacation, our youngest grandson proudly wore his new western hat that was nearly half the size of him. He...

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Grace Built to Last Forever

Grace that lasts forever. We hear sermons about it. We sing songs about it. But do we truly believe it? We all know that Jesus died on the cross to give us grace. But what about when we continue to sin? When we slip up--again!--can God's grace truly be unending? You...

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Finding the Richness of Life

"You got to write about that," my friend said on the phone. "Naw...people will think I'm a religious nut." "No, they won't." She argued and won. So here I go. As most of you know I dedicate Mondays to fasting and prayer. Not that I'm trying to be a holy roller, but I...

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Our Lives

Our lives are like the grains of sand Sifting slowly through an hour glass, We pray and watch. We strive and plan. But Lord, it's You who makes things come to pass. My life is not my own, Lord. You know I'm just passing through. So, help me to stay focused On the...

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