The Pear Trees

Just Because I Love You

"…Love the Lord your God, and walk in all His ways, obey His commands, be faithful to Him, and serve Him with all your heart and your soul." Joshua 22:4 (NLT)My phone was ringing again!I had already heard that sound many times and the day had hardly begun. Monday...

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"The flowers are springing up, and the time of singing birds has come." Song of Solomon 1:14 (NLT)Birds are singing! Trees are bursting forth with new life and the squirrels are dancing in the grass. Yes, spring is in the air!Today my husband sent our ten year-old...

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A Tribute to My Sister-in-Law

"He showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God.It was filled with the glory of God and sparkled like a precious gem, crystal clear like jasper. The wall was made of jasper, and the city was pure gold, as clear as glass.The wall of the city...

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Blood of Jesus

It had been a most difficult week.The twelve year-old son of our daughter’s best friend had drowned in Lake Norfork. Blake was the oldest of their three children and our granddaughter’s had spent much time with him during his short life. Most days found us weeping...

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I Am So Sorry

"…Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice…" 1 Samuel 15:22 (KJV)"Find your black shoes and your pretty purple dress", I said to my nine year-old granddaughter, Mary Kathryn. "And go ahead and lay out your Sunday coat", I added."Oh, I know where everything is", was...

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Six Dollars to Spend

"Give and it shall be given unto you…" Luke 6:38Our eight year-old granddaughter, Mary Kathryn, was excited as she bounded through the door with her report card for the past nine weeks in her hand.She could hardly wait to show her granddaddy all the A’s that report...

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Are You Ready?

With a telephone call came the good news that the biopsy was negative and there would be no need for further treatment.A colonoscopy for most people is a standard test. Now performed about every ten years. But, when your mother died from the dreaded disease – colon...

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Melva Cooper