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Living With Purpose

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No life is immune to dark and painful experiences. All of us live through hours that are dark and mysterious, and some are fraught with danger and sorrow. Most of us will have experiences in which we will be tested thoroughly.     A weak body or a chronic ailment brings many people into the […]

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Dark days come to all of us. The good thing is they often pass as quickly as they come. On May 19, 1780, the day became night although it was only 11:00AM. It was an anxious time to say the least because of the Revolutionary War. But this day was different. The bats started to […]

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    A friend from my childhood and teen years came to me years later as a broken and humble man. He had lived what many called, “life in the fast lane” and he had run out of gas. After he came to his senses and got his life together, he got married and had […]

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    If you’ve ever had the flu, you know the symptoms well—fever, muscle aches, runny nose, and more. For the flu and other physical disorders, symptoms do not differ much from person to person. With mental disorders, however, things are not so clear-cut. Symptoms of mental disorders can vary greatly from one individual to […]

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    Our country has been dealing with a great deal of unrest. Combined with the pandemic, there’s everyday struggles that have created a mess of stress. We must be intentional in reminding ourselves, and one another, no matter how stressed you are, remember how blessed you are. And the more grateful you are, the […]

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    As a child, I discovered in our community there was no lack of church houses to attend. You could scarcely go no more than 5 miles and you’d pass another place of worship. Baptist, Methodist, Pentecostal—the diversity of congregations abounded. The choice to not go to church because you couldn’t find one, was […]

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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, […]