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    It wasn’t until November 1983 President Ronald Reagan signed a bill making Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a federal holiday. I can remember growing up reading about him in history books and news articles. In one sermon given by MLK, he states: “Before I was a civil rights leader, I was a preacher […]

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A headline on a world news website read: “Rare Star of Bethlehem to Appear December 21st. It hasn’t been seen in almost 8 centuries”. Supposedly, the two largest planets in our solar system, SaturnandJupiter will align to create what’s sometimes referred to as the “Christmas Star” or the “Star of Bethlehem.” When the planets line […]

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    What is the meaning of Christmas? It’s a time of happiness and family fun. It’s a time for Christmas trees, the wide-eyed looks of children as they contemplate the visit of Santa Claus, the pleasant aroma of home-baked cookies from Grandmaw’s kitchen, the towering stack of glittering Christmas cards that fill our mailboxes, […]

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    What is the meaning of Christmas? It’s a time of happiness and family fun. It’s a time for Christmas trees, the wide-eyed looks of children as they contemplate the visit of Santa Claus, the pleasant aroma of home-baked cookies from Grandmaw’s kitchen, the towering stack of glittering Christmas cards that fill our mailboxes, […]

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    Most people should get married, unless they’re truly called to the single life. It was not good for Adam to be alone, so God made Eve to be his wife (Genesis 2:18-25). It may not be good for you to be alone. A personal longing for connectedness is one of God’s ways of […]

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    The federal holiday we celebrate on the first Monday of September, Labor Day, was created from the labor movement and constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contribution workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. It’s a worthy dedication to the social and economic achievements of American workers.  […]

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    Most people try to run away from the dark clouds of life. The doom and gloom of the darkness frightens them, and they feel alone. So, it’s easy to understand why many commonsense folks want to enjoy the sunny days of life. The song lyrics express it this way: “sunshine on my shoulders […]

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    A couple was devasted when they both lost their jobs and were left with a mountain of debt. Just when they were coming to terms with it all, their septic tank collapsed and the entire back yard caved in. Not having the money needed to hire the repairs done, the husband jumped to […]

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    My parents taught me at an early age to help others. In fact, the church we attended, had a children’s mission program where mission-education turned into mission-action. Our youthful, energetic group frequently performed community service projects. Our chapter motto was: “Help Others in Jesus Name”. I naturally was drawn to this type of […]

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    A young couple went to visit a minister for pre-marriage counseling. He sent them away after the first meeting with a lengthy set of papers to complete for their pre-marital assessment. After mailing their answers to the pastor’s office he called them to schedule another meeting. The couple sat with giddy anticipation across […]