December 20, 2014admin Comments Off

If we knew each other better,
We would praise where we now blame.
We would know each bears his burden,
Wears some cross of hidden shame.
We would feel the heartaches bitter,
They so long alone have borne.
If we knew each other better,
We would praise instead of scorn.
If we knew each other better,
You and I and all the rest,
Seeing down [...]

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July 19, 2014admin Comments Off

Today Outside my window, a new day I see,
And only I can determine what kind of day it will be.
It can be busy and sunny, laughing and glad,
Or boring and cold, unhappy and sad.
For my own state of mind is the determining key.
For I am only the person I let myself be.
I can be thoughtful [...]

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A Recipe For Happiness

April 6, 2014admin Comments Off

Happiness is something we create in our mind, It’s not something you search for and so seldom find It’s just waking up and beginning the day
By counting blessings and kneeling to pray
It’s giving up thoughts that breed discontent And accepting what comes as “heaven sent”
It’s giving up wishing for things we have not And making [...]

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Looking Unto Jesus

March 1, 2014admin Comments Off

Hebrews 12: 1-2
Look to Jesus for life (John 14:6)
Look to Jesus for aid (Hebrews 2:18)
Look to Jesus for love (2 Corinthians 5:14)
Look to Jesus for peace (John 14:27; Acts 10:36)
Look to Jesus for guidance (John 12:48)
Look to Jesus for strength (Philippians 4:13)
Look to Jesus for freedom (John 8:32)

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Things We Can’t Afford

February 1, 2014admin Comments Off

We can’t afford to win the gain that means another’s loss;
We can’t afford to miss the crown by stumbling at the cross.
We can’t afford the heedless jest that robs us of a friend;
We can’t afford the race that comes to tragic bitter end.
We can’t afford to play with fire, or tempt a serpent’s bite;
We can’t [...]

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January 11, 2014admin Comments Off

People grow and mature at different rates. Thomas Edison’s teacher
said he could never amount to anything and advised his mother to
take him out of school. Winston Churchill was admitted to school in
the lowest level classes, and never moved out of the lower groups in
all the years he attended Harrow. Albert Einstein seemed so slow and
dull [...]

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Trust in the Lord

November 30, 2013admin Comments Off

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6

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If God Should Go on Strike

November 16, 2013admin Comments Off

How good it is that God above has never gone on strike
Because He was not treated fair in things he didn’t like.
If only once he’d given up and said, “That’s it, I’m through,”
“I’ve had enough of you on earth, so this is what I’ll do.”
“I’ll give my orders to the sun, cut off the heat [...]

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Lend A Helping Hand

November 9, 2013admin Comments Off

If you cannot write a volume,
If you cannot write a song,
Maybe you can help some person
Who has suffered some great wrong.
For it doesn’t take a fortune
Nor sermon great and grand
Just to show a little kindness
Or to lend a helping hand.
Think it over, friend and neighbor,
Were you in this person’s place,
How a little bit of sunshine
From [...]

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September 7, 2013admin Comments Off

Let’s admit we like options/choices. We want options when choosing
clothing as well as our house. We expect variety and we don’t respond
well if we don’t get it. For most people the choice process is a normal
part of our life.
Peter didn’t offer people options/choices of finding salvation and a relationship
with God. Peter made such a bold [...]

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