You Were Redemed

The Mosaic

Isaiah 61:3 "And provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.  They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of...

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Restricted Use

"If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me." Jeremiah 29:13 NLT If I didn't pay, I couldn't talk.As my wife and I sat on the front porch of the hundred-year-old home we rented, we often heard it ring. A pay phone situated next to an old country store across...

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What We Can’t See

For millennia the mystery of disease had puzzled mankind. Various theories had been put forth as to why people became ill, such as spontaneous generation, evil spirits, an imbalance of bodily “humors,” and bad air caused by eclipses and comets, among other...

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The Perfect Centerpiece

I love, love, love whoever it was who invented the marvelous, miraculous FROZEN DINNER. What a genius! I OWE this person. Everyone talks about those fancy ice sculptures. But me? A frozen family-sized lasagna is a thing of beauty to me. Now there's a centerpiece you...

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Tarnished Mirrors

It was very early on a Saturday morning and I could hear my sister, Leisha, already rattling around in the kitchen, making coffee. By the time I got downstairs she was pouring the hot liquid into a thermos. A map of the town was on the counter and a strip of newspaper...

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The Crucial Game

"I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life." - John 5:24The below "Thank You" originally appeared in the Schenectady Gazette in 1981. It was written by a...

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