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Archive for September 2018

God Loves You

Do you know the legend of ‘Edelweiss?’  It is a legend which speaks about love.  It goes like this: Austrian men go up the mountainside to collect the edelweiss flower and then bring it to their intended, totally unharmed and almost untouched.  If they are able to do this it shows their intended  they will…

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Become Godly

  I once visited St. Petersburg, Russia.  One of the palaces I visited was Peterhof, it was the residence of Peter the Great, who ruled over Russia from 1689 until the mid 1700s, when his wife (Catherine the Great) dethroned him and then reigned.  The residence was immense, 300 acres, each room filled with gold…

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Step Out and Be Effective

What do you know about the Prostestant Reformation?  Do you know that it occurred in Europe during the 16th century?  It started in Geneva, Switzerland in 1536 and lasted until 1602.  There were many theologians who were involved in bringing forth God’s grace to the lay people and releasing them from the chains of bondage…

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Have a Holy Fear of God

Godly Fear Fear, a word we rather not think about.  It brings to mind things we are afraid of, or of things we would rather not have to face. But did you think that there are two types of fear?  There is godly fear and then there is fear of something in this world.  The…

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Ripple Effect

Ripple Effect Have you ever thought about the ‘ripple effect’?  Ripples in the water appear when you throw a small rock across the top of the body of water and it skids.  Initially a small ripple appears, then as it moves outward, other ripples appear. Your life in Christ is much like those water ripples. …

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The Role of Friendships in Our Lives

I have traveled to England and seen a lot of history there.  I visited Bath, England where the ancient Romans built the Roman Baths, a version of our hot water springs.  I have visited Yorkshire, the area made famous by the numerous books written by James Herriot, the British veterinary. But the most enjoyable place…

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Be Honest with Yourself and Others

On my tour of Ireland one summer I visited the city of Cork.  It is located on the southeastern side of the island.  Outside of Cork is Blarney Castle.  It was owned at one time by Cormac McCarthy who at the time was Lord of Blarney.  He lived during Elizabeth I’s reign from 1558-1603. Elizabeth…

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The Power of One

One Person The power of one.  Hmm, you wonder what can one person or one thing do?  You might be surprised. It was one person, Winston Churchill who through his radio address’ to the British people during the German airstrikes over London during WWII that kept the British people’s spirits up so they would be…

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