Are You a Bible Student?

“I can’t read the Bible through in a year!”  So you don’t read the Bible at all.  That’s not good.  Maybe reading the Bible through from cover to cover takes longer than a year for you, and that’s totally fine.  There’s no written or unwritten law that says you must follow a certain Bible reading […]

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LOL

Go ahead.  Laugh out loud!  These days, we probably text LOL more often than we actually do what it says.  Think about it.  Especially if you have children or grandchildren in your family or neighborhood, that in itself should create the stage for a lot of laughter (another LOL).  What about playing peekaboo with your […]

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That Precious Blood

There is a scene in the movie, The Passion of the Christ, where Mary the mother of Jesus takes white towels and wipes up Jesus’ blood from the floor following a beating before His crucifixion.  That one act forever left its impression in my heart.  I remember crying and thinking, “Oh, that precious blood!  One […]

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What Wall?

Jesus has no problem walking through walls (Luke 24:36).  God has been known to divide a wall to set His people free (Exodus 14:29).  When the situation warrants it, He will push walls down into the ground (Joshua 6:20). God still infiltrates, divides, and pulls down walls today—especially those we build up in our hearts […]

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Praise First!

What is your number one prayer request today?  You know the one you pray about more than anything else, the one thing that is constantly on your mind day and night.  You really want God to do something about it—preferably today—like right now would be nice. This week I was reading in Genesis, and the […]

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My Jamie Candle

This is my Jamie candle.  I light it in her memory whenever our family gets together for a holiday or a birthday or a special occasion.  It is a cheap pink candle, one she would have picked out herself.  If she could see it today, I know she would give me a thumb’s up and […]

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From Hell

I write this from hell, but you will never see it or hear what I have to say.  Perhaps if the pastor of my church had preached more fire and brimstone, I would not be here.  If I had been born into a different family, or if my best friend had only told me the […]

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A Steeper, Not a Dipper

I have never met a hot tea I didn’t like.  Black, green, white, leaf, herbal—I love them all, especially in the early morning next to my Bible.  I’ve learned something about hot tea.  It tastes better steeped, not dipped.  Until that tea bag hits the hot water and allowed to sit there quietly (I prefer […]

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The Little One-Eye Red-Hair Boy

He started out as the perfect bow decoration (all body parts intact) on a present many Christmases ago.  With little blue overalls and a red and white checkered shirt (sounds like Raggedy Andy now that I think about it), he was about five inches in length.  Two pre-school sisters, Jamie and Janet, thought he was […]

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Caleb’s Kite

This is a children’s story about a child’s grief.  Dedicated to grandchildren everywhere.  “Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it” (Luke 18:17). Hi.  My name is Caleb, and I am five years old.  I went outside to play today and the wind blew […]

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