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A Forever Friend

I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. John 15:15 One harried Sunday … Continue reading

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Hosanna – A Word Suited Only to Jesus

Hosanna! A celebration word that exalts God – a high praise word. When “thank-you Lord” and “praise God” seem weak and unsatisfactory, we can dig deep and find that perfect word – Hosanna. The crowds who hailed Jesus as the long-promised Messiah … Continue reading

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Fearless Faith

John Wesley, on his sea voyage to Georgia in 1736, faced extreme fear. Waves as big as mountains threatened to drown the ship and everybody on it. Day after day, water spilled over the sides. He was sure all on board … Continue reading

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The Secret to Happiness in 2017

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Every year a guru of one sort or another comes along to share a great secret with the world. The secret to health and long life . . . The secret to amassing a fortune  . . . The secret to looking 30 … Continue reading

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On Eagles’ Wings

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Jews lived in Moslem Yemen for centuries. No one knows how they came to be there. Some speculate they arrived during the reign of King Solomon. Others believe they migrated with Roman troops around the first century. Cut-off from the … Continue reading

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Humility and Pride: Two Responses to the Cross

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Humility acknowledges the sufferings of Jesus and accepts that He suffered for us. Pride glosses over His sufferings and refuses to think about them. Humility acknowledges that only the cross erases sin. Pride says, “There are many ways to holiness. I’m not … Continue reading

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A Christmas Secret

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A few months before Christmas, Helen began attending our church. I introduced myself and found she had emigrated from Poland at the end of the Second World War, leaving all family members behind. At 63, without children, relatives or husband, … Continue reading

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The Troubling Trend to Label Christians as Bigots

      I’m troubled by the trend to brand Christians with derogatory labels – bigot, hater, racist, homophobe, Islamaphobe. This trend is even more concerning when we hear these terms used by political leaders who should know better. In my circle of friends, there are … Continue reading

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Living in God’s Peace

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In a world full of discord peace is increasingly difficult to find. Yet, our souls crave peace. Media, while good in many respects, has the ability to take us to places that rob us of peace and fill our souls … Continue reading

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A Message from my Messy Yard

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We arrived at the cottage a month after our last visit to find the front and back yards overgrown – grass, some of it up to our waists. An abundance of rain in our absence had produced a wild crop. … Continue reading

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