Do Christmas Temptations Really Count?

All my life I have been careful about succumbing to the temptations of life. I have not always been successful and have fallen into some. Oscar Wilde famously said, “I can resist anything except temptation.” We all know the end of his life.

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Testing Life

(Proverbs 4:13 NIV)  Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life.

Life would be so much easier if teachers didn’t give tests.  They could just stand up there in front of the class, tell us what they know and we could Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions That Work

cockerAs January 1st kicks in, and 2014 rolls out, many of us are still scurrying, trying to pull things together for the holidays. Barely recovered from preparations for Thanksgiving, maybe you’re looking forward to an anticipated and well-deserved rest after all the festivities.

And also, like so many others, Continue reading

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The first two of the four ‘moons’ weren’t blood-red

A popular current teaching is that an eclipse of the moon will herald the Second Coming of Jesus. John Hagee proposed in his best-selling book, Four Blood Moons, that one of the four lunar eclipses in 2014 or 2015 would fulfill the Bible’s predictions concerning the return of the Continue reading

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Hanging On

(Hebrews 3:6 NIV)  But Christ is faithful as a son over God’s house. And we are his house, if we hold on to our courage and the hope of which we boast.

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Naughty Is As Naughty Does

It is the time of the year when the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage is busy doing 101 things in as many directions: cookies to bake, presents to buy, Christmas cards to address and send and a thousand other things I probably am not aware of. My job is to Continue reading

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Salvation For Mr. Banks

Hope Without Christ

By Charles Mosley c. 2013

I paid for my ticket and hurried to auditorium one where the movie was showing.   The previews were still showing so I hadn’t missed the start of the movie.  I would get to see all of Saving Mr. Banks, a movie about Continue reading

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The Early Turkey Gets the Gobble

I awoke a little groggy and made my way to the kitchen only to be confronted by the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. There are times to confront her and then there are times to run the other way. Being in such a groggy state of affairs, I was not Continue reading

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A Tip To Stop Smoking

“Dad…” interrupted the preacher’s daughter.

“Not now,” he answered gently, and resumed his conversation.

“Dad!”

“Okay, what is so important?” he responded, and murmured to his companion, “Excuse me for a moment, will you?”

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What It Was, Was Basketball

Towards the end of last week, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage presented me with a rather fascinating proposition. My attitude in life has always been, when she speaks I will at least listen.

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The Longest Day of My Life

I have known for a very long time that every day has 24 hours, every hour has 60 minutes and every minute has 60 seconds. I want to thank my first grade teacher for drilling this information into a rather thick skull. This information, along with a lot of other Continue reading

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There Is Something to Be Said for Boredom

This past week I discovered for the first time the true value of boredom. After this, I never gave it too much thought. When I wore a younger man’s suit, I had so much activity I did not have time to be bored. But now, that seems to be behind Continue reading

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I Wasn’t Born Old It Just Happened That Way

Everywhere I look these days people are obsessed with age. More products are sold today to make you look younger than anything else. Everybody desires to look younger than what they actually are. I think that is rather hypocritical.

Just saying.

It seems to me that nobody is happy with Continue reading

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Nobody Is As Good As Their Selfie

I must confess I am not up to date with the latest technical gizmos. So much technology is around today that I believe most people have really lost their identity. I do not think they will soon recover.

I am not against modern technology; I simply cannot keep up with Continue reading

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ISN’T THIS A BIG DEAL?

Hi! I just got back from the grocery store and boy is my checkbook tired. I mean I just spent $4,988,677 at the grocery store! Now that I have groceries, I have completely lost my appetite! Do you know what I am saying? 096I went there to get a few Continue reading

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