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Shines and Saves

Text: Mark 9:2-13Dear friends in Christ, grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father and from our Lord and our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.One day, there's a story of a grandmother who was watching her two young grandchildren for the day when she received a call...

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Need a Stretch?

Ouch !After once again trying to wear my new -- but too tight -- pair ofslippers, I retreated to my comfortable, well-worn ones, thankful forthe bit of support that they still had. As I pondered the new, rarelyworn, rather tight, plush pair, I reluctantly considered...

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A Four-Apron Day

"And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; and that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness." (Ephesians 4:23-24 KJV)The morning was chaotic, not much different than any other 1940s morning, having many interruptions. My...

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"The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork." (Psalm 19:1 KJV)We know that God's creation provides the artist's most extensive colour palette from which to choose. The rainbow provides an eye feast on the array of primary, secondary,...

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Goody Two-Shoes

"Did I keep my heart pure for nothing? Did I keep myself innocent for no reason?" (Psalm 73:13 NLT)I was a goody two-shoes, but for what?John Newbery published the story, “Goody Two-Shoes,” in London in 1765 and popularized the phrase. The story tells about an orphan...

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Have you ever looked back at something from childhood and wondered, what in tarnation was I thinking?As children, we had a blast trying to catch enough fireflies to make a night light for our bedrooms using a canning jar. Sometimes though, we used to hold the bug...

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