Battles: Spiritual and Physical

Recently, my family has been through the wringer. There have been a series of small things that were just odd but made our lives much more difficult; there were also a series of big things that could have been devastating. One of the biggest things, and most recent, is that while my husband was driving …

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Peace in the Lord’s Sovereignty

I was talking with someone the other day and the topic of extended periods of time between contact was brought up. It had been a while since this group had chatted together. So I said, "Well, life is one exciting event after another." And this is pretty true. Sometimes these exciting events are actually somewhat …

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Hymns: What a Friend we have in Jesus

Joseph Medlicott Scriven was in 1819 born to John and Jane Scriven of Banbridge, Ireland. Joseph had a rather turbulent life even from a young age. He had wanted to serve in the military, but his poor health led to him studying at Trinity College, which he graduated from in 1842. A year later, his fiancée drowned …

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Hope in Spite of Suffering

While people are more frequently reminded as they get older that things wear down and waste away, Christians can forget in their daily life that what we labor and strive for is not for this world but the next. We build up castles for ourselves when the Lord has promised us the world. We make …

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Advent: He Came as a Man

"The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel" - which means, "God with us." ~ Matthew 1:23 ~ The Word was made flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his gory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from …

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