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It seems so insignificant, doesn’t it? That little, “oh” in response to another’s report of a friend or loved one’s cancer diagnosis. Add to it a grimace when the stage of disease indicates aggression. Our vocal and facial reactions indicate something deeply hidden… the heart exalts the disease title or degree of severity. Out of the […]

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It’s Time to Prepare

If there’s one thing that I’ve learned through this unusually snowy winter, it’s that Newport News Public Schools works hard to make decisions that are proactive. They prove by their decisions to close schools and conduct early dismissals that safety of students is a priority. (Maybe a little snow is not a big deal for those […]

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The Ultimate Yes

Is there a fire burning in you that will give you boldness in the face of a real threat? If someone gives you an escape from fatal harm if you will only denounce your faith, would you still say, “Yes, I believe that Jesus Christ is Lord?” The times in which we live require us […]

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when is a good time to die?

When you’re ready! I am encouraged today by Paul’s strong language concerning life and death as recorded in Philippians chapter one. His part in deciding the outcome is clear: “Yet what shall I choose? I do not know! I am torn between the two; I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better […]

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signs and wonders

The miracle of provision did not adequately prove to the widow that Elijah spoke the truth concerning God.  Even though she realized a never-ending supply of flour and oil during a time of drought in the land, it wasn’t until her son was resurrected that she declared, “Now I know that you are a man […]

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choose well

You get to choose and so do I.                                   The pathway to Life Is not hidden in the sky. Nor is it across the vast sea; Freewill means it’s within you; It’s within me. The Word is very near; […]

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so great a purpose

What’s your struggle?  I ask because I’m reading today the account of the Israelites passing through the Red Sea on dry ground with a fresh appreciation for how God orchestrates events in our lives. Then the Lord said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me?  Tell the Israelites to move on.”  Desperation.  Right […]

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