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  • Today

    Today

    Today. This day. Right now. Do you know what today is? Today is yesterday’s tomorrow. Today is last week’s next week. Today is last month’s this month. Today is last year’s this year. Last year, maybe you said “Next year will be better; next year I will seek God like I always wanted to.” Last month, maybe you said “Next month will be better; next month I will read my Bible and start praying every day like I’ve been meaning to.” Last week, maybe you said “Next week will be better; I won’t...
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  • I miss church…so very much!

    I miss church…so very much!

    It is Sunday morning, I arrive at the ex-pastor’s house. I bought a newspaper along the way. As I arrive, they are happy to see me and welcome me into their house with warm hearts and broad smiles. I take the sport section and hand the front-page section to the pastor (ex-pastor). He seems glad to receive the gift and immediately starts to read. As his wife leaves the room, he closes the paper and turns to me saying “you know - we should really be preparing our hearts for the service. Why don’t...
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  • Heaven's Records

    Heaven's Records


    Many have labeled the idle mind as the devil’s playground. While this seems to be a very sound principle, I still like to let my mind drift every once in a while. I especially enjoy pondering on the things of God. I tend to think about strange and unknown areas until my brain hurts. In spite of digging into the word and over analyzing until blood runs out of my ears, I just can’t find all of the answers. I like to think about things like the seemingly endless possibilities of time. I’
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  • Stand fast in the liberty wherewith Christ hath set you free!

    Stand fast in the liberty wherewith Christ hath set you free!

    How well we all know that the flesh is easily enticed! Without Christ in us, we have no hope. But I have been reading Romans 6-8, Second Corinthians 5 and the entire book of Galatians and over and over God is showing that we are new creations, and the flesh no longer has a grip on our souls. Satan has succeeded in lying to us and we have bought it, hook, line and sinker. The salvation our Lord has purchased for us, the glorious liberty of the children of God, has been turned into a place of...
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  • Beautiful Woman

    Beautiful Woman

    Beautiful Woman

    Everyone likes beautiful things and beautiful people. We as human beings enjoy things that are pleasing to the eye. Van Gogh’s Starry Night and Da Vinci’s Pieta are two works of beauty that come to my mind. Not only do we enjoy taking in great beauty with our senses, but most of us also do things to try to appear pleasing to the eyes of others. It’s almost instinctive. But how important is this in determining the worth of a human being – particularly the worth of a...
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  • He Asked That I Not Forget Him

    He Asked That I Not Forget Him

    The sun was beaming down across the plank floor of the old store as we entered. Dust motes were dancing in the beams as we squinted to see into the depths of the interior. What wonderful pleasures for the eyes and the nose to gather into our memories were hidden just beyond our reach? The squeaking of the hinges on the screened door and the tread of our footsteps were the only sounds as we advanced toward the counter. That is when I saw him. Slightly disheveled, slumping forward on the stool, elbows...
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  • Little Lopsy

    Little Lopsy

    Little Lopsy literally fluttered into their home and hearts one Saturday morning. The husband had to run an errand, and when he opened the front door something dark and small (at first the wife thought it was a bat) came into the living room. It was clear that whatever it was, was hurt. After the initial surprise of finding such an unexpected visitor in their living room, they were at a bit of a loss as to what to do next. Fortunately it calmed down and tried to hide itself in a corner. It was just...
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  • Ants and Elephants

    Ants and Elephants

    Here's a question to ponder: “Can you think of anyone you know that has been bitten by an elephant?” Yep, you read it correctly, an elephant! You know, I can’t think of a single person I know that has! Now, if I were a betting man, I’d wager that you can’t think of anyone who has been bitten by an elephant either. Lots of reasons for this, I guess…But I’ll bet that the major reason is: Elephants are BIG! Kind of like mountains with legs attached. I mean, even if you lived in an area that h...
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  • Power Of The Word

    Power Of The Word

    The Lord has been so gracious over the years to demonstrate the power of His Gospel taken solely from the word of God and before any garnishing or human insight is applied, it becomes almost impossible to sort out the many examples and put them in order - easier to put socks on a rooster, it seems. The following, however, stands out as a unique reminder. Somewhere between daily Bible Study and “Gospel-Service-One” or maybe “Two,” some 17 years ago, a tall, lanky fellow sends a message through...
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  • Wounded Soldiers

    Wounded Soldiers

    The scene is one which has become all too familiar. Tan and brown dust swirling into the air from the rotor-wash of the helicopter settling to the ground. The medics running full speed toward the helicopter that now sits on the landing zone, the pilot looking out of the window with a “hurry up” expression on his face as the medics, ignoring the bullets that are striking all around them, place the stretcher bearing the broken body of a wounded soldier on the floor of the aircraft in order to get...
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  • Miracles and a dream
    by miepie
    Daddy gave me a dream. It was about the Pharisee and the man who smote his breast (Luke 18). He put me on the top of the Temple, and let me see them clearly. I asked questions and He answered me. It was so beautiful that I just enjoyed being up there. Daddy explained a lot to me and then I indulged those answers with hunger for more. I didn't understand why God gave me that opportunity until a few days later. While I was having a little argument with my husband, (happens in the best marriages too),...
    Aug 10th 2014, 03:57 PM
  • A Girl named Hope
    by Diggindeeper
    We met Hope soon after we sold a house in Alcoa, Tennessee and moved a few miles away, just outside the city limits of Maryville, Tennessee. Hope was a year younger than my daughter who was eleven years old. She rode the school bus with my children and lived three houses down from us on a street where a builder had built ten homes side by side on one side of the road. We all had about one and a half acres, mostly at the rear of our homes since the homes sat near the road and the lots were narrow,...
    Mar 6th 2014, 02:40 PM
  • Christmas At The Gas Station
    by Diggindeeper
    This story was given to me a few years back. I don't know who the author is. I did not write it. But since it was given to me, I want to give it to others. Christmas is a time of giving, friends. No one really learns to live until they learn to give. I've often thought about something. You see, every vegetable or fruit we eat has given itself to sustain our life. Every steak, burger, pork chop and chicken sandwich we eat, some animal has given itself to feed us. And best of all...Go...
    Dec 20th 2013, 03:56 PM
  • A Word of Encouragement
    by my1cutie
    You woke up this morning and the crises began – keys missing, children uncooperative, bus running late, traffic snarled, boss unreasonable, and that was BEFORE you heard or read even one bit of the day’s news. It’s enough to have us beaten down and ineffective if we allow it to do so.

    Psalm 25 (quoted below in bold type) provides a good word of encouragement, and who couldn’t use that most days?

    1) To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul.
    2) O my God, in you...
    Oct 31st 2013, 08:58 AM
  • God's Plan for our Time
    by keras
    As 2013 moves along, we may wonder what it is that the Lord has next for His creation. We know the story of how He destroyed an early civilization by the means of a great flood. Jesus prophesied that in the time of the end it will again be ‘as in the days of Noah’. We can’t know how bad that civilization was, but it seems they just got on with life much the same as we do today. From God’s point of view, their problem was they failed to acknowledge Him or respect His Laws, so their Creator simpl...
    Sep 29th 2013, 03:57 PM
  • The God Who Sees Me
    by Saved7
    Isn't it interesting that we say we believe that God is sovereign, He loves us, He sees everything and knows everything, yet our prayers tell another story. Have you ever noticed how when trouble comes our way, we cry out to him in fear as if He has no clue what's going on and can't even hear our cries. Not only that but our prayers prove that we seem to think God, our Father and Savior, doesn't really care what's happening to us. Now before you assume that I'm calling us all faithless, please...
    May 7th 2012, 03:31 PM
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