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What Kind of Christmas Are You Dreaming of This Year? (Part 2)

“What are we dreaming of this Christmas? What is the greatest longing of our hearts?” As I reflected on these questions, I found myself dreaming of a red Christmas this year. You see red everywhere this time of year as … Continue reading

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What Kind of Christmas Are You Dreaming of This Year? (Part 1)

I imagine most of us have a favorite Christmas movie. Do you? A sure sign at our house that the Christmas season is at hand is when Debbie, my wife, puts the movie, “White Christmas” into the DVD. We never … Continue reading

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Morning Manna – Don’t Leave Home Without Your Shield

This morning I read these words from Psalm 28: 6 Blessed be the Lord, for he has heard the sound of my pleadings. 7 The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts; so I am … Continue reading

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Morning Manna – Life in the Middle

For my devotions I read Psalm 14 this morning. The verse or sentiment repeated throughout it was: 3 They have all gone astray, they are all alike perverse; there is no one who does good, no, not one. My first … Continue reading

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Morning Manna – That’s What You Get for Sleeping on a Rock

Jacob left Beer-sheba and went towards Haran. He came to a certain place and stayed there for the night, because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones of the place, he put it under his head and lay … Continue reading

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Powerful Video on Grief and Hope

This is from Joe Biden speaking to the troops recently. Chances are you know someone who probably needs to hear what he has to say. Here is a powerful and healing message from a wounded healer: http://video.msnbc.msn.com/nightly-news/47569634/#47569634 I’d appreciate it … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned One Afternoon in the ER (while on vacation, sigh)

Well, it’s not exactly what one would plan or want on your vacation. But since when does life take much notice of your plans or wants? Friday night was rough. I apparently ate something that did not not agree with … Continue reading

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Morning Manna – Old and New Wells

I was reading Genesis 26 for my morning devotions. There we find Isaac, the only son of Abrham and Sarah, redigging the old wells of his father (which had been filled in by their enemies). He renamed them the same … Continue reading

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In the Morning You Hear My Voice, and I Watch

My morning Bible reading was from Psalm 5. One of the things I do each morning is look for that one verse that I can memorize and then use throughout the day. It is amazing to me how often I … Continue reading

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Mormonism

The Mormon faith has certainly been in the news for some time now. Frankly, I have never read much about it. I feel compelled to learn more, however. So I am reading a short history of Mormonism by Richard Lyman, … Continue reading

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