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PATCHING HOLES!

Once a young man was asked to paint a boat of an affluent man.  The young man got some red paint and brushes and began to paint the boat, as requested by the owner. While painting, he discovered a tiny hole in the ship’s hull and quietly fixed it. After completion of the painting, the young man received the money for the paint job and left. The boat’s owner showed up at the painter’s house…

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Understanding God through John 3:16

Understanding God. Just Say John 3:16. A little boy was selling newspapers on a windy Chicago corner. People went into and out of their houses and homes to get away from the wintry cold, hardly noticing him. The little boy was so cold that he wasn’t really trying to sell many papers. He walked up to a policeman and said, “Hey Mister, you wouldn’t happen to know where a poor boy could find a warm…

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What’s on Your Agenda Today?

Today’s Agenda. What are You Going to Do Today? What are your plans? What’s on your agenda for today?  Do you have any plans, or just expect to react to everyone and everything around you? How about purposefully having an agenda, things that are important to you? My Agenda for Today * Smile at a stranger * Drop a coin where a child can find it * Learn something new and teach it to someone…

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Ecclesiastes Chapter 3: Part 2

Tear and Mend “a time to tear and a time to mend” Tearing and mending. Words common to a tailor or seamstress. Or a tent maker, Or one who makes sails for ships. Sometimes repairing or creating something new requires tearing away the old first. Tent making is an ancient art, and Paul was a tent maker nearly 2000 years ago. (Act 18:3). Ships sails are made from the same basic canvas materials, sewn together…

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Ecclesiastes Chapter 3: Part 1

Ecclesiastes Chapter 3.  A Time for Everything. There is nothing new under the sun.  To everything there is a season.  A time to weep.  A time to laugh.  Consider this: the author of Ecclesiastes offers us wisdom about life, about balance, about how to live life to the fullest and understand the meaning of life. ~ Solomon *** Everything Has It’s Place “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven:”…

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Seize the Moment!

Do You Have the Time? Seize the Moment. Too many people put off something that brings them joy just because they haven’t thought about it, don’t have it on their schedule, didn’t know it was coming or are too rigid to depart from their routine. What about you? Time. I have a friend who lives by a three-word philosophy: Seize the moment. Just possibly she may be the wisest woman on this planet. Too many…

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Do you Carry an Umbrella?

Do You Carry Your Umbrella? Would you carry your umbrella in a drought?  As a drought continued for what seemed an eternity, a small community of farmers was in a quandary as to what to do. Rain was important to keep their crops healthy and sustain the townspeople’s way of life.  As the problem became more acute, a local pastor called a prayer meeting to ask for rain. Do you Have Your Umbrella? Many people…

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