Comforted here by the ever present Lord,

Held fast by His anchor, safely moored,

Under His protection safe and secure

Rallied by his love forever pure.

Carried by faith to a peace never known

Happy in knowing we are not alone.

                               Betty Killebrew

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Church Signs

These church signs are not original material but if you haven’t read them for a while, I’m sure you’ll find them both witty and wise.

“Prevent truth decay. Brush up on your Bible.” “The best vitamin for a Christian is B1.” “Under same management for over 2000 years.” “Soul food served here.” “Tithe if

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The Presence and Eternal Love of our Savior

Though our church is struggling And our membership shrinks, Our pews aren’t as empty As some folks may think. 

Look at those spaces With no one in view; They are filled by the Spirit Of He who loves you. 

The Holy Spirit is beside us As He is in our hearts With His peace

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Reaping what you Sow; the Wages of Sin

My cousin is a lay preacher. Over the years, there has been one subject that he has preached upon more than any other: “You Reap what you Sow” Of course, he uses plants and vegetables as illustrations of how a person cannot sow, for instance, onions and expect to reap apples; but he is

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The Boy in the Vestibule

An unhappy little boy was walking along a street when he heard a bell ringing and looked up to see many people walking up a wide sidewalk into a beautiful building. He was curious, so he stayed until the last of the people had entered and the door was shut. Then he walked to

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The Hypocrite

On Sundays, when in church you sit,

Is there a chance you’re a hypocrite?

You hear the preacher say again,

“Give to the needy,” and you say, “Amen”

But on Monday the beggar on the street

Is someone you don’t care to meet.

Do you reverently bow your head

And partake of the wine

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Religion from my aunts…

My mother was raised in a church-going family but by the time I was born she had ceased going to regular services; although several times when a weeklong “revival meeting” was going on at the church she had grown up in she attended the weekday evening services and I would be there beside her

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A New Week

On Sunday morning I sit in church

Surrounded by God’s peace

In never-ending wonder

At a love that does not cease.

My soul expands with glory,

Bathed in unbounded love

That wraps me like a cloak

That descends from up above.

I’m fortified to start anew—

The Lord once more my crutch—

So no

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Why don’t you try going to church?

I often advise people to go to church for pragmatic rather than spiritual reasons.

My own return to church after a nearly twenty-year absence was because I was worried about my children. I felt that the older ones were beginning to go off in the wrong direction. When I looked at successful parents, I

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The Lord’s Army

A friend was in front of me coming out of church one day, and the preacher was standing at the door as he always is to shake hands. He grabbed my friend by the hand and pulled him aside. The pastor said to him, “You need to join the Army of the Lord!”


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