It’s Never Too Late

Luke 23:42-43 "He said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise." (KJV)My late husband was a chaplain attached to the local Royal Canadian Legion, and...

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Christmas is for Strangers

Matthew 2:1-2a - Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? (KJV)Some fifty years ago, some people gave of their very special...

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Ready for His Service

John 10:27 - The sheep that are My own hear and are listening to My voice; and I know them, and they follow Me. (AMP)Millie, the lamb, began life in a most unusual way. Her mother, a frisky adventuresome ewe, somehow found her way into the straw mow -- an area above...

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Amidst the Brokenness, the Cross Remains

Hebrews 12:2 - Looking away [from all that will distract] to Jesus, Who is the Leader and the Source of our faith [giving the first incentive for our belief] and is also its Finisher, [bringing it to maturity and perfection]. He, for the joy [of obtaining the prize]...

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The Christmas Rose

Song of Solomon 2:1 - [She said] I am only a little rose or autumn crocus of the plain of Sharon, or a [humble] lily of the valley [that grows in deep and difficult places]. (AMP)My parents were married during the hungry thirties, when a teapot was thought to be an...

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Do You Have the Cork Attitude?

2 Corinthians 4:8-9 - We are hedged in (pressed) on every side [troubled and oppressed in every way], but not cramped or crushed; we suffer embarrassments and are perplexed and are unable to find a way out, but not driven to despair. We are (persecuted and hard...

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So Great a Love

John 3:16 For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only-begotten (unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life....

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