Ain’t No Sunshine

“Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone…I know, I know, I know, I know, I know…”  Have you ever got a song stuck in your brain and it replays over and over and you can’t stop it?  Well, that song does it to me every time, and my sweet husband, whom I love dearly, can aggravate […]

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Con-tro-ver-sy to Con-ver-sa-tion

God’s Word tells us to search (John 5:39) and examine (Acts 17:11) the Scriptures and study to show ourselves approved (2 Timothy 2:15).  There should come a time in every Christian’s life to begin self-feeding (1 Corinthians 3:2) and stop relying on others to stick a bottle in our mouth or spoon feed us.  But […]

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With Eyes Wide Open

“‘Cheer up!  On your feet!  He’s calling you.’  Throwing his cloak aside, he jumped to his feet and came to Jesus.  ‘What do you want me to do for you?’ Jesus asked him.  The blind man said, ‘Rabbi, I want to see.’  ‘Go,’ said Jesus, ‘your faith has healed you.’  Immediately he received his sight […]

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Too Good Not to Include

Book Review by Delmer R. Guynes, EDD for “Mom, God’s Got This” by Karen F. Norton, published by Tate Publishing, LLC 2016 Jamie Renee Norton was born on December 31, 1975, to Karen and Gene Norton.  She became a teacher of English in a Northern Asia University in July 2000.  She died of cancer and related […]

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What’s Your Default?

Through an unfortunate set of circumstances, a young husband knew he would not be present for the birth of his child.  So he asked his brother to take his wife to the hospital when she went into labor.  In return for the favor, he told his brother he could have the honor of naming his […]

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Her Fragrance

I have a small gold-trimmed tray with a mirror bottom on my side of the master bathroom counter adorned with several bottles of my favorite perfumes.  On those special occasions, I select one to complete the look before walking out the door.  I have discovered that one little squirt goes a long way!  An invisible […]

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It’s Bath Time!

Frustration.  The world is full of it, and sometimes it dumps generous portions into my life.  Someone says something hurtful.  Things don’t go as planned.  Interruptions, delays, the unexpected, and the list goes on.  Frustration is a regular part of life.  But I know something that can help—a warm relaxing bath. Peter got frustrated.  John […]

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Missing Out

“This is the best book you’ll ever read!  You will love it!” my friend said as she handed me the latest novel on the top ten best-seller list.  So I turned to page 59 and read the second paragraph—five times. “You’ve got to go see this movie!  It’s soooooo good!” she said to me on […]

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One

“One is the loneliest number that you’ll ever do.” Some of you are thinking, “What does that mean?”  Others, “Now, where have I heard that?”  Some of you are grimacing, “Huh?”  And a few of my contemporaries are smiling, “Yes!  Three Dog Night from 1969, a very good year!”  By the way, in Eskimo jargon, […]

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A Bit of Heaven

God gives us sneak peeks into heaven throughout Scripture.  One of those can be found in Isaiah 55:12.  “You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands” (NIV). I have experienced God’s joy […]

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