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Easter Monday

In a “normal” world Easter Monday, the last day of the holiday celebrations, work starts again. Yesterday was perhaps the biggest day in the Christian calendar, when believers celebrated Christ’s resurrection. … the day has religious significance, because it is the day after Christians believe the messiah returned to earth. In a “normal” spring season Christians around the…

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an eyewitness account

[The Resurrection of Jesus] Now on the first day of the week Mary Mag′dalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. 2 So she ran, and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and…

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Ring Christmas Bells

Merrily Ring!tell all the world, Jesus is King… “Ring in the nobler modes of life,With sweeter manners, purer laws….The larger heart, the kindlier hand.” _Alfred, Lord Tennyson      In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be enrolled. This was the first enrollment, when Quirinius was governor of Syria.…

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celebrate July

On this 4th of July eve I am reminded of a lifetime of celebrations. There have been picnics and parties, camping trips with friends, silent solitary times and fireworks. I can recall celebrations in the Colorado mountains, on the Pacific Coast, and on a houseboat moored on the Lake of the Ozarks. Some were so…

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count-down to Christmas

O come let us adore Him. God’s Supreme Revelation God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; who…

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peace on Christmas

O come, O come, Immanuel!  __Matthew 1:23 (NKJV) “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.” __Matthew 1:23 Then he said, “Hear now, O house of David! Is it a small thing for you to weary men, but will you…

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getting ready for Christmas

The name of my house is “Contentment Cottage” because, like Apostle Paul, “I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances God allows.” This morning our devotional reading included the following, written by J.A. Marx. It perfectly explains my position on Spiritual House Cleaning …something I’ve practiced for years and years. At Contentment Cottage it…

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give Thanks

O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures for ever! The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts; so I am helped, and my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him. In God we have boasted continually, and we will give thanks to thy name for ever. Selah As we enter…

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not a horrendous event

Good Morning and Blessing upon this last week in October! We read the following article during our ‘quite time’ this morning and since Pastor Jack Hayford writes so.o.o eloquently, on any subject—and since we happen to agree with him on this subject—I’m sharing it with you today. Redeeming Hallowe’en For you were once darkness, but…

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