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Love Only

“If you love only those who loves you, what reward is there for that? Even corrupt tax payers do that much. If you are kind only to your friends, how are you different from anyone else?” (NLT) -Matthew 5:46-47 As God’s people, we are representatives of the difference He has made in our lives. If we behave the way nonbelievers do, how does this glorify God? It’s often difficult and ironic to love those who…

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EYES THAT DON’T STRAY

Another Easter is over, your faith has been renewed. You were reminded of who Jesus is and what he did for you. But what now; it’s the start of the new work week, and all the pressures of your day to day life, that at least for a few days were put on the back burner. All the worries about how you are going to make your next house payment, are you going to get…

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THE DOGWOOD TREE

THE DOGWOOD TREE When Christ was on earth, the dogwood tree grew To a towering size with a lovely hue it’s branches were strong and interwoven. And for Christ’s cross it’s timbers were chosen. Being distressed at the use of the wood, Christ made a promise which still stands good. “Not ever again shall the dogwood grow to be large enough for a tree and so slender and twisted it shall always be With cross-shaped…

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LIGHT FROM DARKNESS

Phillipians 2:7-8 NIV rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death-even death on a cross! Every time I see a commercial on TV about a dog or cat in a rescue shelter it breaks my heart. Those eyes just staring hopelessly at me through the television screen it just…

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PALM SUNDAY

Jesus comes to Jerusalem as king 12 The next day the great crowd that had come for the festival heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. 13 They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting “Hosanna!” “Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord!” “Blessed is the king of Israel!” 14 Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, as is written: 15 “Do not be…

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A BEAUTIFUL SPRING DAY

It’s a beautiful spring Saturday morning, the sky is blue the air is crisp. The grass is starting to turn green and trees are flowering. Take a moment and let the inspiration of God’s creation envelope you. It’s all around you even in the tiniest things. The shadow of a dogwood treen on a white background of a garage, that desperately needs painting. Or a bird chasing another bird around the white flowers of a…

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