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    I’ll meet you there

    “When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.” – Isaiah 43:2 Recently there was a boating accident on the St. Lawrence River here in Ontario.  Three men were fishing on a boat; two lives were saved, one was taken. I can only imagine what it would feel like, to feel so helpless and out of control in such a situation.  The world can take so much from us at a moments notice, yet still, I know…

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    He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not

    The picture of the little girl, sitting in a field picking daisies apart singing, “He loves me, He loves me not.”  I used to enjoy playing this game with my friends.  We all had our childhood crushes, or at least the fantasy of what our future boyfriend or husband might be like.  It was a harsh reality down the road to realize, that sometimes the answer would be, “He loves me not.”  The dating world can be a horrible place.  In the movies, you see the man reject the woman, and then either the woman holds her head high and moves on, or you get the hopeless romantic who becomes love…

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    Life is like….

    My momma always said, “Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” – Forrest Gump  I think Forest really had something in, “that there,” statement.  You really don’t know what life is going to throw at you, or hand you sometimes.  But when it does, there is a place we can turn to, where there is always an answer – The Word of God. In the word of God, you can open the book to any page, and find, “something,” you need.  You may not know exactly what God is going to say; sometimes there will be conviction, sometimes revelation, or sometimes just a…

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    Do you hear what I hear?

    Sometimes I walk, just for the sake of walking.  I like the smell and the feel of the fresh air, the ability to clear my mind as I gaze among the greener things of life.  I take in the sights and sounds around me, and just let the peace of God come over me.  It’s not always that way; quiet, or peaceful.  Sometimes the traffic starts to whirl, buzz, honk, and then my mind follows suit.  Like a highway of thoughts in need of a traffic controller. Sometimes storms happen, and distractions take away my peace. If I could just tune out the world enough – the cell phones, social…

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    What’s love got to do with it?

    Tina turner said, what’s love got to do with it? Well Tina, Everything! Love never fails. “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” – 1 Corinthians 13:13  A little boy went to his mother with a list.  He wrote of all the things he had done that day, and for each thing he did he requested payment. It went something like this: I cleaned my room, so you owe me $1.00 I got excellent grades on my report card so you owe me $2.00 I helped wash the dishes so you owe me $1.00 In total you owe me $4.00 The…

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    Go Tell It On The Mountain

    When a baby is born, there is so much joy that you want to tell everyone.  You want to shout it from the rooftops!  A new life has begun, and it’s such an exciting time. When Jesus was born, Mary literally was holding the gospel in her womb.  She was holding the Word, She was holding God.  (John 1:1) Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John all gave accounts of the Christmas story. They also give accounts of his death and resurrection. They are stories that are told every Christmas/Easter. One of my favorite songs at Christmas time when I was little was, “Go Tell It On The Mountain.” I probably didn’t…

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    Oh Christmas Tree

    “And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper” – Psalm 1:3  Every Christmas people put up trees to decorate their homes, and place their presents under. A tree is representative of life, because a tree only grows where there IS life.  When it has the proper water it blossoms in its season, never withers, and prospers. We first secure the tree, and then we adorn it with lights, and all sort of colored ornaments.  Then we place presents underneath the tree. “They deck it with…