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While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks

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The carol “While Shepherds Watched” dates back to 1703.   You can hear this beautiful and beloved hymn which has stood the test of time for all these many years.  Just click on the video to the right. The words for While shepherds watched were written by Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brody. Only the Psalms of […]

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JoJo | In Memoriam

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Jojo – Welcomed into Heaven 12.25.2012 Abide with me; fast falls the eventide; The darkness deepens; Lord with me abide. When other helpers fail and comforts flee, Help of the helpless, O abide with me. Swift to its close ebbs out life’s little day; Earth’s joys grow dim; its glories pass away; Change and decay […]

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Solitude ~ a gift from God

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When I was growing up in a family of 8 children, I can never remember having any times of solitude.  10 people living in cramped a 4 bedroom, 1 bath “railroad flat type apartments” didn’t offer many opportunities for quiet times, let alone discovery. As a young adult, I took my first two apartments with roommates, […]

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Let

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… Let Colossians 3:15 – And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. So, this past Sunday, pastor preached from a passage on The Book of Colossians.  Sometime a single word in The Bible can arrest you, stop you dead in your […]

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Dark Night of the Soul

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Excerpted from Amazon.com – Does God ALWAYS HEAL?  Is he obligated to do so if we ask? Catherine Marshall’s Book “Light in my darkest night” is the story of the intense despair and spiritual emptiness that threatened Catherine Marshall’s spiritual health.  Catherine’s crisis began after God did not heal her infant granddaughter. Sadly the baby’s illness tragically […]

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Strength in Solitude

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Pride + People = Anger.  In contrast, a humble spirit is not frustrated by people.   From ~ Boomer in the Pew (A study of Esther) There is a strange strength conceived in solitude. Jesus every little while withdrew from the crowd. Oh, for the tonic of waiting upon God! From – Streams in the Desert […]

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Do you ever feel like you are in a desert?

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PART I of 4 Today I sent an email to two people I intensely respect.  I opened the email with the same question you see as the title of this post.  I told them very briefly how I’ve been feeling of late and asked if they had any advice or perhaps if they could lead me […]

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Yes the word Airplane is in the Bible

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Yes! The word airplane is in the Bible PUBLISHED ON December 25, 20131 Comment Are you afraid to fly?  I want to tell you a story.  It’s a true story! It’s a little long, but if you’re in an airport, or even in the plane getting ready to takeoff, I think this story will help you with […]