A Lesson on Forgiveness

My niece, Darcy, is an incredibly sweet child, always eager to please. She is three years old and she absolutely adores her slightly older cousin.

Recently the two were playing together and had gone into a bedroom together. Suddenly, Darcy came down the hall in a state of indignation, saying, “Jo-Jo slapped my face.”

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If you are in despair…

How distant seems past sunshine;

How dismal is the rain

When dark clouds of despair

Gather overhead again.

All the blessing we’ve been given

Seem nothing but hope lost

When we’re faced with our own sin

And are forced to bear the cost;

But no matter what you’ve done;

No matter what you’ve been;

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A great mood ruined…

I felt great this morning until a customer in a defensive mood called my office. I had sent her a notice that an invoice several months old was unpaid although she had recently paid one that was brand new. I’m sure most people don’t like to learn that an account they think is paid

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I Believe in Jesus Christ

 Once I was sinful for a long period of time.  When I repented of my sin, I sometimes wondered if my repentance was sufficient to redeem me.  Then one night, in a dream, Satan appeared to me.  I turned my back on him and said, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the son of

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Going up or Going Down?

One of my young relatives has been in trouble all of her adult life for drugs and for theft. She has also gone from one “love” relationship to another.  In the past year, however, she has lived with her aging parents and has behaved very well.  I was dismayed when I learned she had

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Turning the Other Cheek

If you were to ask me what my major sin is, I would answer without hesitation. I am a vain person. If someone criticizes me, that old vanity thing clicks in and I can get downright mean.  Of course, one good temper explosion can negate a lifetime of being a “nice” person.

My aunt,

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Jesus is Calling

What if in your sleep tonight

The call of Jesus came

And you hadn’t found the time

To be baptized in his name?

Wouldn’t you be sorry then

That you thought you could wait

However long you wanted to

And still avoid your fate?

Oh friend, please turn to Jesus now;

The moment is

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Then he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. And he would gladly have filled his stomach with the pods that the swine ate, and no one gave him anything. But when he came to himself, he said, “How many of

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The Repentant Soul

It’s not that rose so precisely cut as it is the fallen sinner who by the Grace of God gets up. It’s not that fine car parked high on a hill as it is a burning desire for the Master’s Will. …It can never be the diplomat or the bomb he releases or this

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