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Favorite Reflections
Posted Tuesday, April 26, at 1:04 PM
The time has come for me to retire from writing a regular Reflection article for the Town Crier. I have reached the 82 year mark. I just need to give this up, along with many other responsibilities at my age. So after today's article, I will write one more. Don't miss the article next week. It will be my last one and I want to say some words about you who have been a faithful reader to the column...

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Following the right direction
Posted Tuesday, April 19, at 9:36 AM

In Isaiah we read about the kingship of a young king named Uzziah. The prophet Isaiah was called of the Lord when Uzziah was a mid-age teenager. He came to be king when his predecessor Amaziah died. The young Uzziah came next in the lineage of King David. I think Uzziah was only a budding teenager...

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The Lord stays the same
Posted Tuesday, March 29, at 11:17 AM

In the book of Malachi the bible says, "I am the Lord, I change not." I am glad that the Lord does not change. He and his words will always be the same. We know for sure that most things do change. Sometimes it is for the better and sometimes for the worse. Things do change in color, size, shape, costs, and numerous other ways...

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Be a good servant
Posted Tuesday, March 8, at 11:35 AM

In Luke 8:26ff is the account of Jesus healing of a man called a demoniac who had a really messed up life. Jesus and some of his friends were doing a lot of spreading the gospel all round the Sea of Galilee and they traveled around the lake by boat and would walk inland to nearby towns...

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Women of the bible
Posted Tuesday, February 16, at 9:40 AM

Today I am going to test your knowledge of the bible. I will give references where they are mentioned. You may enjoy these facts about women of the bible. How many can you name? 1. Which aged woman laughed when angels said unto her she would bear a child. Genesis 18:10-14...

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The joy of assembling together
Posted Tuesday, February 9, at 2:27 PM

I am blessed when I read Psalm 122. It is called a song of degrees. Several Psalms are said to be songs of degrees. They would be sung by people as they marched to the entrance of the temple. All people did not come at the same time. But some might be a group and they would do a song of degrees as they made their way to the temple doors. ...

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Stand on the Promises
Posted Tuesday, January 5, at 11:14 AM

Much of the Bible is written to believers in Christ to hold fast to our belief and confidence in Jesus Christ and Him only. Paul wrote to the Thessalonian believers to "therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold to the traditions which ye have been taught whether by work or our epistle."...

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Make good decisions
Posted Tuesday, December 29, at 10:02 AM

Proverbs 27:1 says, "Boast not thyself of tomorrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth." There is so much wisdom to this statement. Just one day more and we may be dead and gone. The decisions of a single moment can bring happiness or sorrow. Sometimes the decision for a few minutes can cost one for the rest of their life. So, it is wise to always make good decisions...

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Turn back to God
Posted Tuesday, November 24, at 3:04 PM

In the early days of the young Jeremiah he had accepted the call of the Lord to speak his message to the people of Israel. They had gone through most of their kings and turned from being a God fearing nation to a sinful nation like those around them...

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Caring for family
Posted Tuesday, November 17, at 2:48 PM

The Apostle Paul wrote to the young preacher named Timothy about the duties of the church in caring for the older people. There was not much welfare in those days. The question came up about caring for older people. Paul said the family is to look after them as well as caring for the children. ...

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Rejoice in salvation
Posted Tuesday, October 13, at 9:28 AM

In Acts Chapter 8 we have the account of the conversion of the eunuch of Ethiopia. I like this scripture for it shows us what every person does to become a Christian and be saved from his sins. A preacher was proclaiming the gospel and great numbers came and heard him. They repented and believed in the word of Christ, and were being baptized...

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Firefighters deserve a big thank you
Posted Tuesday, October 6, at 12:46 PM

In II Kings, Chapters 3-5, we have the account about the prophet Elisha and his servant called Gehazi. Gehazi gives the appearance of a really good person. I think he really was. First off, we note that for whatever reason Elisha chose him and gave him a job. Elisha was not only a prophet of God but also the head of a school, the "School of the Prophets."...

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Praise the Lord
Posted Tuesday, September 1, at 1:23 PM

Psalm 117 is only two verses long but has a few words of wisdom. It says, "O praise the Lord, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people, for his merciful kindness is great toward us; and the truth of the Lord endureth forever. Praise ye the Lord." Reflection:...

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Remembering a hard day's work
Posted Tuesday, August 25, at 1:00 PM

I thought I would write about the matter of work today. The Apostle Paul wrote a letter to the Thessalonians about being good workers. He reminded them that he worked physically even when he was doing his missionary work. They were expected to do the same. He wrote in II Thessalonians 2:10 "For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, if any would not work, neither should he eat." I'm sure he was talking to able bodied men...

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A short prayer
Posted Tuesday, July 28, at 11:32 AM

Last Sunday I spoke about a godly man that I had never spoken about in my entire life in the ministry. His name is mentioned in no other place in the bible. There are only two verses that say anything about him. Since they are so few in number I will now write them. You might like to open a bible to I Chronicles 4:9-10 and keep it open as you read my article...

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Macey Cemetery
Posted Tuesday, July 21, at 1:00 PM

I always try to include a scripture at least in every article. This week it is from John 11:43ff. It says, "And when he had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with grave clothes: and his face was bound with a napkin. Jesus said unto them, loose him and let him go."...

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Precious memories
Posted Tuesday, July 14, at 11:51 AM

I begin with a scripture: Ecclesiastes 1:1 "Remember now thy creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them." This verse is good advise. Trust in the Lord when you are young and give your whole life to Him...

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A trip to remember
Posted Tuesday, June 16, at 4:16 PM

I can't remember ever writing about an eleventh grade school trip we took to St. Louis, Mo. But first I want to share a scripture. "Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed to thy word. Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin again thee."...

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Blessings come from being faithful
Posted Tuesday, June 9, at 1:37 PM

After the winning and settlement of the 12 tribes of Israel, their great leader died at the age of 110 years. The Lord had ruled through Moses and Joshua. After Joshua the Lord used men to do his ruling through a group called judges. The names of these judges were Othneil, Deborah, Guideon, Tola, Jair, Jephthah, Ibzan, Elon, Abdon and Samson...

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Inflation continues
Posted Tuesday, May 5, at 2:51 PM

First off, I give a great scripture: When Joshua was about to lead the Hebrew people into the land the Lord had promised them, he gave them a very important warning. They were to obey the Lord in every way. Then Moses spoke and said unto them, "But if you will not do so, behold ye have sinned against the Lord: and be sure your sin will find you out."...

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