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    This Old House

     “For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.” – 2 Corinthians 5:1 (NIV) I got married in August of last year and moved to a house about a half hour away from where I lived. It was not my first choice, since it was so far out, but also because I knew this house was old and needed a lot work. I judged it because of its imperfections much like a person looks in the mirror and judges their flaws. It wasn’t until I dared to stop looking and dwelling on…

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    Broken Records

    Ever notice how some people feel the need to blast the music they are listening to.  I drove by someone who was blaring their music so loud… I cant ever understand it.  Can u not hear it good enough for yourself?  Or is the message behind the song so urgent that you need to force it on the rest of us? The bible says to travail and pray without ceasing.  (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18) But be assured that God is not deaf to your cries.  He knows our hearts cry before we utter a single word.  I often hear from my fiance, i’m not a mind reader! As in, “Be specific.”…

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    The Power Of The Cross

    “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” – John 10:10 The cross is the most significant symbol there is in a Christian’s life.  It is like a big plus sign if you really look at it long enough.  People sport it on necklaces at times; I wonder if people really grasp the true meaning and power of the cross. Anything that is good in your life, will add to to your life.  Anything that is bad in your life, will take away from it.  There are evil things that present themselves as good things;…

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    I Love You

    Three Days, Three Crosses, Three Words, One Way The gospel message is the most powerful message you will ever hear. Three days is all it took, for God to change our lives forever. Jesus died upon the cross, was buried and resurrected all in three days. Matthew, Mark, Luke and John all give an account; however, it can be summed up in three words, “I LOVE YOU.” (John 3:16) The power of the cross, and the message that it sends to the world, is what this Easter weekend is all about. All the sin we could ever commit was placed on his shoulders, and left on the cross; where death…

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    Prison Break

    “Around midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening. Suddenly, there was a massive earthquake, and the prison was shaken to its foundations. All the doors immediately flew open, and the chains of every prisoner fell off!” – Acts 16:25-26 The show, “Prison Break,” available on Netflix; is considered a binge worthy TV show. Michael Scofield, a man convicted of a crime he did not commit, is put behind bars in a maximum penitentiary.  He immediately begins planning a way to get himself out of prison so he can prove his innocence. Paul and Silas were also wrongly convicted and thrown…

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    Praying For Paris

    “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” – John 10:10 I was horrified to hear on the news that Paris had been the victim of a terrorist attack. My first thought was, Isis. This world is so full of evil, and corruptness. Not to say that there isn’t any good in the world, but it’s so evident every time I turn on the news what we are dealing with.  A lot of people want to blame God, because He isn’t evidently stepping in. But what do you…

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    Lest We Forget

    “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.” – 1 Corinthians 16:13 The song, “O Canada,” says, “God keep our land, glorious and free.  Oh Canada, we stand on guard for thee. Oh Canada, we stand on guard for thee.” In the bible God commands us to be on guard.  To stand firm in our faith; be courageous, and strong. That’s exactly what the men and women who are represented on November 11th did, when they fought for Canada.  Remembrance Day stands for all of these things. If it weren’t for these men and women, we may not be able to stand with liberty for…

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    To be a Christian you MUST have a PhD

    After church one Sunday morning, I was watching football game.  So okay, I was sort of watching a football game.  I really am not that big of a football fan, but nevertheless you are supposed to try and support the interests of your significant other, so I was being…supportive. At one point the sports announcer person said that to be a football player, you must have a PhD.   He went on to say that all of these men in fact do have PhD’s.  I was like wow!  Then he said to have a PHD you must have Passion, Hunger, and Drive. Immediately my brain started thinking, “Hey that’s not much…

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    Mr Big

     “Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.” – Jeremiah 32:17 Mr Big is one of the largest chocolate bars produced by Cad-bury.  When I’m perusing the chocolate aisles I see tons of chocolate bars I could choose from; however, I tend to go for the biggest bar I can find, because I know if I choose the smaller of the bunch, I will go in search of more junk food to curb my chocolate craving. “God is a big bully sitting on an anthill with a magnifying glass, and I’m the ant. He could fix…