Monthly Archives: December 2011

Here we go again; the art of redundancy

Forgive me if I have said this before, but, “Happy New Year.” It may be the epitome of redundancy but I have given this greeting for 60 years and I mean it as sincerely this year as I have all … Continue reading

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But It Hurts

(Job 3:25 NIV)  What I feared has come upon me; what I dreaded has happened to me. There is no doubt that pain is associated with suffering.  Pain is also associated with growth.  The reality is that pain is associated … Continue reading

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The White Horse of Christmas

Last night I went to a Christmas Eve Eve Candle Light Service.  The church I attend is so large there are two services; one on Christmas Eve Eve, and another Christmas Eve. The music was wonderful as usual. The Pastor … Continue reading

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If You Can’t Resolve ‘Em, Perfect Last Year’s Mistakes

An old year is fading and a new year is upon us again. Each year I go kicking and screaming into the New Year, and not because I am against change. My pants pocket is full of change. I simply … Continue reading

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Moment by Moment

Moment by Moment By Tim Russ It was a moment.  Only a moment of weakness. He was so appealing.  I could not resist his beauty. I fell into his arms, so strong, so alluring. We became one and I was … Continue reading

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Like, Lust & Love

Like, Lust and Love all climbed into a boat one day and set sail for the land of Relationship.  Like said that he just wanted to be friends.  Lust said he could care less about friendship as long as he … Continue reading

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Laughter of Freedom

Laughter of Freedom By Tim Russ Laugh, dance, and giggle with glee as you let your spirit be free. Enjoy the sky, feel the rain, taste the snow, be a kid again. Touch your heart, forget your brain, leave behind … Continue reading

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Mother Knows

Mother Knows By Tim Russ My stomach swells, I look so fat, The baby grows within. I must be strong, Keep holding on, The time will soon begin. I’ll hold him close, I’ll make the most, Of his time here … Continue reading

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Star Bright

Star Bright By Tim Russ The star shines bright. The night sky pales. Announcing Christ, Salvation unveiled. It calls the angels, Decrees the time, Exposes man, To Godly shine. A child is born, To set us free; Born for you, … Continue reading

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Joseph the Patriarch- a story of forgiveness & God’s sovereignty

One of the greatest stories/events in the Bible, especially in the Old Testament, is that of Joseph, one of the sons of Jacob (Israel).  When I think of his life I realize that I have a lot to learn about … Continue reading

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Merry is as merry celebrates

Although I may look a little stodgy on the outside with a few gray hairs blossoming on the top, I still know how to celebrate, and this is the time of the year to do that sort of thing. I … Continue reading

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A Meeting of the Minds

You know the feeling.  You’ve been there before.  You wrestle one more time with the issue of whether you should go to church tomorrow morning.  It’s one more Sunday morning session ( Saturday morning for some folks) that you feel … Continue reading

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Christmas fruitcake always gets a bad rap

Many reasons exist why a person should love and embrace the Christmas season. I hear of those who attack the Christmas season and I take no notice to them at all. The thing that keeps buffoons energized his attention paid … Continue reading

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A Trip to Jail

In Matthew 25:31-46 Jesus speaks about when he will sit upon his throne and separate the sheep from the goats.  In biblical times a sheep was an animal of value while a goat was an animal that was despised.  His … Continue reading

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Rules to live by? You bet.

Many people in today’s society reject any kind of authority, and many types of rules.  That is especially true in the United States as we have always been somewhat “libertarian” in nature.  In many ways we skip to the beat of … Continue reading

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