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    I'm telling this story, passed down from my great-grandfather, the way he told it. (I love writing in Old Southern dialect. This is my fun way to write. The way folks used to talk.) Uncle Tom Barker was much of a man. He had been wild and reckless and feared not God nor regarded man, but one day at a camp meeting, while Bishop Gaston as shaking up the sinners and scorching them over the infernal pit, Tom got alarmed, and before the meeting was over he professed religion and became a ze...
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  • A Lesson from Christmas paper

    A Lesson from Christmas paper

    Each Christmas, we exchange gifts with our family and friends to commemorate Godís Gift of Salvation through the death, burial and resurrection of His Son. Traditionally, each gift is neatly wrapped in colorful, attractive paper, decorated with ribbons and bows, and placed under the tree until Christmas Day. Yet, when weíre handed a gift, we immediately rip off all that lovely packaging and throw it in the trash. (Okay, except maybe the bow). Why? Because the paper is just a temporary covering th...
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  • Curse Of The Missing Ham

    Curse Of The Missing Ham

    Bible Reading: Gen 9:18-29

    A Picture Of Noah's Family

    Noah is the father, the patriarch. He has 3 sons, Japheth, Shem, and Ham. His grandson, Canaan, is also mentioned. Looking at Gen 9:24, Ham is the third son in birth order. Gen 10:21 indicates that Shem is the younger brother to Japheth. So Japheth is the oldest, Shem is second, and Ham is third. My translation implies that Canaan is not yet born in this story. This relates well to Gen 3 where God punishes...
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  • Courier's Log- 10-1-84

    Courier's Log- 10-1-84

    Sunday, pm Exhausted, but grateful for being alive and free. Should be a relatively minor hitch from here: hop a freight towards Portland, catch-up with friends, get some rest- sounds like a plan. Some vacation! Travelling up the coast highway from Central California the hard way. Now going on seven days and have only gotten to Roseburg, Oregon, hitchhiking, jumping freights and marching up the endless beaches and country roads. Itís not like the old days (Pre-Christian)- drugs and partying, wan...
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  • Bruised Grass and a Smouldering Wick

    Bruised Grass and a Smouldering Wick

    Isaiah 42:1 Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.
    2 He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street.
    3 A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth.
    Eric wasn't a newborn but he was a very young believer in the Lord. Saved only a short while, Eric was seduced by a hereti...
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  • Bobby's Story

    Bobby's Story

    Bobby was a 17 year old handsome young man who loved the Lord and served him willingly and faithfully. He was always eager to attend church, youth events and always ready to share the reason for the hope that others saw in him, even at the High School where he attended. He carried his Bible along with his text books and would read it in Study Hall. It was not unusual to see Bobby talking to his peers, smiling, inviting them to church and talking to them about the lives they were living while heading...
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