It Lives On

A Few Cans of Soup

I woke up a little chilly this morning. I could feel the cold air seeping through the windows and under my front door. The bitter, North wind had brought me an early taste of the Winter to come. The weather forecast called for cold, rainy days for the rest of the week...

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The Selfless Teacher

How Can I Find Joy in my Work?“And work with a smile on your face, always keeping in mind that no matter who happens to be giving the orders, you're really serving God.” (Eph 6:7, The Message)It’s hard when our boss sounds like a grizzly bear. It’s even more annoying...

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A Few Coins

"One poor widow came up and put in two small coins—a measly two cents.  Jesus called his disciples over and said, "The truth is that this poor widow gave more to the collection than all the others put together." Mark 12:42-43 (MSG) Life is full to overflowing...

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The Gift of Giving

When I was a boy I enjoyed getting gifts. I remember the night before my birthday I would lie awake all night wondering what I would get. In the morning I would be running all over the house almost bursting with anticipation. When the time finally came to open the...

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Giving God His Due

"You should remember the words of the Lord Jesus: 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'" Acts 20:35 NLTHow could ninety cents possibly go farther than one dollar? According to Dad, it was doable.Two things Dad taught me about money were the importance of...

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The Real Gift

I was watching some reunion videos the other day. Those are the ones where the serviceman or servicewoman returns home after many months to surprise their families. One in particular widened my smile and moistened my eyes at the same time.In it a five year old little...

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