Christmas Brings Hope

As a nation, we love holidays!  We get excited about Memorial Day and Labor Day, Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day, Halloween and Thanksgiving.  But we really love Christmas!  We love Christmas for a number of reasons: Christmas is good for the economy. We often get stuff we want at Christmas. School is out for at
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Give thanks – Always?

Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5:18 NIV) November is a month when we often think of giving thanks, and the obvious reason is the national day of Thanksgiving, which falls on November 22 this year.  During Thanksgiving we remember that we do have
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A Cultivated People

Up the highway from where I live is a place very well known for its produce – Apple Hill.  People come from miles around, sometimes driving over 3 hours to visit.  Why?  Because in the fall, you can have a really good time visiting.  There are craft vendors with homemade decorations, dolls, and knick-knacks.  There are
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Back to School

Teach me, O LORD, to follow your decrees; then I will keep them to the end. Give me understanding, and I will keep your law and obey it with all my heart.   (Psalm 119:33-34) Have you heard about the two students who were talking about what they wanted to be when they grew up?  One said he was going to be an astronaut,
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Thank you Body of Christ!

Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it (1 Corinthians 12:27). The human body is an amazing creation! For example, have you ever looked at a diagram of the human eye? The eye is an incredibly complex organ that does amazing things so that we can see a beautiful flower, a glorious sunset, or
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