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April 2021

A New Beginning John 20:2, So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put Him!” Most of us will remember our grade school days and
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March 2021

Your Influence for Jesus But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 1 Peter 2:9 I have been already thinking about our
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February 2021

Proverbs 22:4, The reward for humility and fear of the LORD is riches and honor and life. I awoke this morning to learn that one of my childhood heroes, Mr. Henry Louis Aaron, died peacefully in his sleep during the overnight hours. As a lifelong fan of the Atlanta Braves,
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January 2021

Forgetting.  And Remembering. Isaiah 43:18-19a, Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.  See, I am doing a new thing!  Now it springs up; do you not perceive it. Isaiah 46:9, Remember the former things of old; for I am God, and there is no other; I am
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December 2020

Pleasant Places Exodus 12:36, And the LORD had given the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they let them have what they asked. Thus they plundered the Egyptians. We are well into the holiday season, moving quickly from Thanksgiving and making our way toward Christmas. Even
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November 2020

A Little Strength Conditioning And do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.  Nehemiah 8:10b As I write, AmyJo and I are in deliberations about what to give our daughter Abby for her upcoming birthday.  We have six children that we love and cherish; birthdays come around
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October 2020

The Stampede for Normalcy And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. 1 PETER 5:10 Suffering and the Christian life surely go hand in hand. Such was
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September 2020

Hiding from God’s Presence And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden.  Genesis 3:8 Christians agree that the
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August 2020

A DIVIDED HEART And Elijah came near to all the people and said, “How long will you go limping between two different opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal, then follow him.” And the people did not answer him a word.   1 Kings 18:21 In one of the great historical
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July 2020

DOING GOOD And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.  Galatians 6:9 Christians have been challenged since the earliest days of the church to “do good”.  While we may be prone to believe that our time
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