Can I be truly happy?

By Sue Forde I’ve heard individuals say, “I just want to be happy!”  Some people seek happiness in the pleasure of relationships with other individuals; some try to find it in drugs or alcohol.  Still others pour themselves into their work to the exclusion...

Mary, did you know…?

The haunting Christmas song, "Mary Did You Know?" reflects the true meaning of the Christmas season.  In a nation that has become obsessed with giving and receiving gifts, holding parties, and promoting "Frosty the Snowman," Santa Claus, and mostly focusing on "what...

Never a storm only an opportunity

Have you ever watched a storm roll in? If you are paying attention you can see the signs. The air temperature starts to change. The color of the sky slowly changes; clouds move in front of what may have been a bright blue warm sky. Sometimes the storms...

Be the light you want to see in others

It's easy to get frustrated by people, who are taking their anger out on you or someone you know. We can get easily offended and respond in kind. It can take a lot of inner strength to step back from our emotions and view things in a different light. To not take on...

Trusting God in the storms

Sometimes the rush of life has you moving so fast down stream you don't know which way the safety of the shore is. You find yourself being pushed along and feeling like you have no choice in the matter. Your mind is so filled with the things that are not only going on...

Actively showing the fruits of the spirit in our lives

Galatians 5:22-23 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. In these times, we can look around and see how many things are "wrong". It's easy to...

Father’s Day – Thank you Dad’s

To all my wonderful friends and family who have the honor of being father's - I want to wish you a wonderful day filled with love and laughter. Speaking as a daughter, a father's love is irreplaceable. It is so important to who we are and who we become. You have the...

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A Tennessee Story

A seminary professor was vacationing with his wife i n Gatlinburg , TN. One morning, they were eating breakfast at a little restaurant, hoping to enjoy a quiet, family meal. While they were waiting for their food, they noticed a distinguished looking, white-haired man...

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Bible on Phones

I installed the "app" Bible on my smartphone - and it's been great!  It's available on the iphone and the Droid X - perhaps others.  If you have a smart phone, be sure to check this out.  Just search for "Bible" - it's a tan icon with Bible on the front. One of the...

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Homeschooling Update

Just want to report that the experience we're having with homeschooling is very positive.  Steven is doing well with a combination online curriculum (Christian-based), and is involved with team sports for a positive interaction with his peers.  It's a fairly easy and...

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Our Job…

What is our job as Christians?  Such wisdom comes from the Bible: Ephesians 6 offers great insight, especially in the times we live in: 1Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. 2Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with...

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Bible verse of the day

But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.

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