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  • A Mustard Seed of Peace

    "The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.” (Matthew 13:31-32 NIV) A mustard p...
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  • What's In a Name?

    Adam named his wife Eve, because she would become the mother of all the living. Genesis 3:20 I once heard it said: the most important three words are: I love you the most important two words are: I’m sorry and the most important one word is your name There is so much power in our name...
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  • A Land Where No One Travels

    They did not ask, ‘Where is the Lord, who brought us up out of Egypt and led us through the barren wilderness, through a land of deserts and ravines, a land of drought and utter darkness, a land where no one travels and no one lives?’Jeremiah 2:6 NIV When I read this section of Jeremi...
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  • Rooms of Forgiveness

    I have been struggling with an issue of forgiveness lately. In a recent daily reflection time, I was shown that there is a door between holding a grudge and forgiving much like the doors in my home. I live in a very old home (nearly 200 years old) and there are different doors everywhere. The d...
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  • No Such Thing As a Dragon

    But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters loved by the Lord, because God chose you as first fruits to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth. 2Thessalonians 2:13 NIV When my kids were young, they frequently asked me to read the boo...
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  • Hands

    This might sound kind of strange, but for 10 minutes I sat and looked at my hands. I noticed many things: my fingernails are uneven, my skin is old and dry, I have a scar from a recent oven burn, not one of my fingers looks exactly like the others, there are many puckery spots and many lines on the ...
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  • Good Soil

    “Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.” Matthew 13:8 NIV It's not easy to be good soil. I can more easily identify with the weedy soil because even the times when I am trying to be really good soil and be ope...
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  • Prayer Yeast

    “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into about sixty pounds of flour until it worked all through the dough.” (Matthew 13:33 NIV) That's it. That's all there is to this parable. Jesus doesn't give an explanation; he doesn't even tell what the end result is;...
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  • Purpose

    “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28 NIV) Setting goals is good thing right? The child care program that I work in values longevity. When I am interviewing people who would like to wo...
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  • In Order to Install Recommended Updates

    “… since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.” (Col. 3:9-10 NIV) “In order to install recommended updates, you must restart your computer.” That’s the...
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  • A Pearl of Great Value

    “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold ...
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  • A prayer

    I come before you now, God my Rock and Salvation, with concerns that weigh heavy on my heart. I know that you are with me to guide me through the challenges that I face. I ask that you be with others as well. I ask for comfort for families who have experienced the earthly death of a loved one. Su...
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  • Cinderella

    I grew up enthralled with a Cinderella movie – not the Disney version but the Rogers and Hammerstein musical version. I was not allowed to stay up late very often, but there were a few TV programs that my parents did allow me to stay up late to watch. The most memorable were: Charlie Brown&rsq...
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