Father’s Day Praise

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Father’s Day is a day to express gratitude. Father’s Day was first celebrated in Spokane, Washington in 1910. Finally, in 1972, it became a national holiday. My father died in 1992 and I’m grateful I had the opportunity to be … Continued

Ambassadors for Christ

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“God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. So we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We beseech you on behalf … Continued

Preview of Spring

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Preview of Spring . Thank you, dear Lord, for the preview of spring. Early this morning, I heard a bird sing. Breezes feel gentle, not blustery cold. Sunshine and blue skies are precious like gold. Now the prediction of snow … Continued

Utter What is Precious, Not What is Worthless

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 . . Therefore this is what the Lord says: “If you repent, I will restore you that you may serve me; If you utter worthy, not worthless, words, you will be my spokesman,” (Jeremiah 15:19, NIV). . This scripture had … Continued

Expectations/Trust

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 I had expected to have this blog ready by the first of February, but as you see… we have passed Groundhog’s Day, almost to Valentine’s Day! I’ve been thinking a lot about expectations. Are they good or bad? When I don’t … Continued

Speak Through This Vessel

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Greetings from wintry Iowa.   The Spokesman Assailed by inadequacies, I wonder, How can I do anything effectively? Yet, the stars and all creation praise You without a voice. Moses, assailed by inadequacies, spoke because You, Almighty God, made his … Continued

What Does It Mean to be a Christian?

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What does it mean to be a Christian? The world has a lot of ideas about Christians, but the title simply means “follower of Christ.” Those of us who believe what the Bible says about Jesus Christ want to follow … Continued

Be Emptied, then Filled

As New Year’s Day approached, I wondered if I should list goals, resolutions and hopes for the coming year. A new year always seems so full of possibilities, doesn’t it? Yet, I felt empty—devoid of dreams, of hopes, of ambition. … Continued

What Does Christmas Mean to You?

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Each year I try to write a Christmas letter that tells something of the true meaning of Christmas. One year, my heart was quickened by the words in the familiar carol, Hark the Herald Angels Sing. It astounds me that … Continued

Praise From a Grateful Heart

Now I Will Soar Father, Heavenly Father! I lift my heart to you in praise this glorious day. Father, I call you my Father, for you’ve adopted me into your holy family. Now I will soar on the wings of … Continued

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