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Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014
Gardening time
Posted Wednesday, April 16, at 2:23 PM
It is about time for me to do an old-time article. This will be up to date but something many of us do, make a garden. But first, a verse of scripture. When Job was in the greatest of his misery when Satan took hold of him and even his wife suggested he curse God and let God kill him, he responded, Job 2:9-10, "Then said his wife unto him. ...

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Following the spirit
Posted Tuesday, April 8, at 12:02 PM

In the book of Acts there is a wonderful account of missionary work being carried out throughout the Holy Land of Israel. The disciples were being faithful to proclaim Christ as the Son of God who had given his life on the cross to save mankind. In Acts, Chapter 8, we read of the conversion of the Apostle Paul and numerous other people who became believers...

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Psalm to live by
Posted Tuesday, March 18, at 1:28 PM

So many of the Psalms are ascribed as written by David, King of Israel. In my bible it says this is one by David. But we must remember that these designations were not a part of the sacred manuscripts but were so designated by the translators from the original language. ...

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Riding the combine
Posted Tuesday, March 11, at 3:34 PM

Today I will have a short scripture written by the prophet Micah. It reads like this. "Woe to them that devise iniquity upon their beds! When the morning is light, they practice it, because it is in the power of their hands." There is another scripture, " Be sure your sins will find you out."...

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Barefoot days
Posted Tuesday, March 4, at 4:26 PM

Today is the time for another oldie of the years past. First, a scripture: It is from I Timothy 5:8. It says, "But if any provide not for his own, and especially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel." My parents for sure believed and practiced it. Most parents that had families back in old times did and demonstrated it by working hard and raising their families...

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A thorn in the flesh
Posted Tuesday, February 11, at 4:37 PM

In II Timothy 12 1ff the Apostle Paul tells about a man who had an unusual spiritual experience. He had a view of heaven we can only speculate about. It was such a wonderful experience that Paul was fascinated about it. It must have been much like the disciples had at the transfiguration of Christ. ...

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Don't turn away from God
Posted Wednesday, February 5, at 4:27 PM

The article for this week will be near the end of the nation of Israel. That kingdom lasted for about 335 years. That is about 97 years longer than our country has been an independent nation. Remember our Declaration of Independence only began in 1776? During the time Israel had kings, there were some 26 kings. They numbered from King Saul to Zedekiah when the nation lost its independence to Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon. They have never had a king since then...

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Waiting patiently
Posted Tuesday, January 7, at 3:33 PM

Let me begin with a scripture: "I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry. He brought me up also out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. And he hath put a new song in my mouth, and praise unto our God: many shall see it and fear, and shall trust in the Lord."...

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The secret place
Posted Monday, December 30, at 2:37 PM

In Psalm 91 we read of the "secret place" with the Lord. In verses 1-6 we read, "He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. ...

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The new lunchroom
Posted Wednesday, December 4, at 4:48 PM

Today I will start with a scripture and then say something about another oldie. Psalm 90:8ff, "Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our sins in the light of thy countenance. For all of our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told. ...

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Reason for Thanksgiving
Posted Tuesday, November 26, at 1:33 PM

All through my ministry I have taken part with the children and sometimes when they would go to summer church camps. I always liked to be there with the children. Sometimes we would play the game, to finish the sentence. I will remember always what the children would say to finish the sentences...

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A good man
Posted Tuesday, November 19, at 3:21 PM

As I study the bible I come across the names of a few people that not much is said about. They may only be mentioned one time. Today I want to talk about one of them. His name is Epaphroditus. There is another man mentioned in the book of Colossians 1:7 named Epaphras which sounds much like Epaphroditus but they are two different men. Their names sound much alike but they are not the same...

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The bug killer
Posted Tuesday, October 29, at 3:20 PM

A scripture: When the Lord allowed Satan to afflict and try the obedience of Job and things became so unbearable his wife suggested he just curse God and the Lord would kill him. Job did complain to God and prayed but the Lord waited long to answer him. ...

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Salvation by grace
Posted Tuesday, October 22, at 10:07 AM

This week I will discuss a passage of scripture that is very important. It comes from the apostle Paul's writing to the church at Ephesus. This is a church he spent much time with on his second missionary journey. I will write from Ephesians 2:4-10 "But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ (by grace ye are saved;) and hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: That, in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Jesus Christ. ...

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In the will of the Lord
Posted Tuesday, October 15, at 9:54 AM

One of life's most blessed feelings is to know that one is living in the will of the Lord. One of the worst feelings is to know we have refused the Lord and continue to live in disobedience and lack of faith. There is another bad situation when we come to the Lord in repentance and faith but get out of the will of God. There is a difference in a believer out of the will of God and someone who has never given God the time of day and lives in disobedience and lostness...

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A reflection
Posted Tuesday, October 8, at 11:49 AM

Mary and Martha, friends of Jesus, along with the brother, Lazarus, loved Jesus and trusted in him. The brother became seriously sick unto death. Jesus was quite a distance away and they sent word Lazarus might die and they needed Jesus to come and heal him...

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Working together as a family
Posted Tuesday, October 1, at 9:56 AM

This week it is time for another oldie but first a scripture. Psalm 37: "I have been young and now am old; yet have not seen the righteous forsaken nor his seed begging bread." I join the Psalmist in this testimony. Many have had to work hard and make their own way. The Lord will meet our needs when we are willing to work for it. I've never seen anyone starve to death where I have lived...

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Samson, Part II
Posted Tuesday, September 10, at 10:49 AM

Last time I told you about Samson and some of his failures and something of the costs involving careless and sinful actions. Today I will write on the results of careless actions that people make. I had noted that Samson had broken his vows of being a Nazirite. He had broken against his Hebrew expectation of marrying a Philistine woman who apparently loved her Philistine ancestry more than her Hebrew husband. She informed her Philistine leaders of how they might capture him and punish him...

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Samson
Posted Tuesday, September 3, at 11:52 AM

My reflection article this week is about the life of Samson. It is really a sad account of his life. Judges 16:20-21 says "And she (Delilah) said, the Phillistines be upon thee, Samson, and he awoke out of his sleep, and said, I will go out as at other times before, and shake myself, and he wist not that the Lord was departed from him. And the Phillistines took him and put his eyes out, and brought him down to Gaza, and bound him with fetters of brass; and he did grind in the prison house...

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A trip to remember
Posted Tuesday, August 27, at 9:29 AM

This week is time for one of my usual reflections but first a scripture. Proverbs 30:7-9, "Two things have I required of thee; deny me them not before I die: remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me; lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, who is the Lord? Or least I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain." To me this is good thinking for all of us. Now here is the reflection...

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