Monthly Archives: August 2012

The World vs. God

(1 John 2:15-16 NIV)  Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. {16} For everything in the world–the cravings of sinful man, the lust … Continue reading

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Strong Finish

The olympic games in London has recently come to an end.  By now all athletes are back in their respective countries taking with them precious memories and for some precious metal as well.  What a spectacular event the “Games” turned … Continue reading

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It’s ALL About Jesus!

I can’t think of any aspect of our Christian walk that is not about Jesus.  We are saved by the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.  He paid for our sins with his blood.  He washed away our sins with his blood.  … Continue reading

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Solving the Mystery of Picking a President

The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I were casually sitting on the back porch enjoying our evening coffee together. Suddenly, the conversation turned to things political. This does not happen very often so at the moment I was a … Continue reading

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Godly Fruit

(Galatians 5:22-23 NIV) But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, {23} gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Life is a fragile existence that raises its fist against the universe … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened to the Simple Things in Life?

Just when you think life can’t get more complicated, it does. Personally, I work very hard trying to keep my life as simple as possible. And I must say I do not get very much help on this part, especially … Continue reading

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Godly Gifts

(Romans 12:6 NIV)  We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. We all like gifts.  We like them so much that we have … Continue reading

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You Are Validated!

  Have you ever felt, or do you feel like the black sheep in your family? Do you feel left out of family decisions and activities? Do you feel unloved for the person you are, and unrecognized for the deeds … Continue reading

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A Midsummer’s day nightmare

I am not sure who invented summer vacation but I think they deserve a Nobel Peace Prize. Every year is worth the intense strain when there is a summer vacation to look forward to. Ah, summer vacation. The freedom of … Continue reading

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Smorgasbord Spirituality

(Acts 17:22 NIV)  Paul then stood up in the meeting of the Areopagus and said: “Men of Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious. The age of the Internet is upon us.  It is a place … Continue reading

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Local Church Appreciation Day announced for Sunday

It is funny where you pick up an idea. I know I was not born with a truck full of ideas like some people. Take, for example, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. She has more ideas than you can … Continue reading

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Programming Your Mind & Spirit

(1 Thessalonians 5:21 NIV)  Test everything. Hold on to the good. Most of us realize that if we eat junk food we are putting junk into our bodies.  What we generally fail to realize is that when we allow certain … Continue reading

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