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by Lupie Riley. Recently while surfing on the internet I came across a video of a policeman washing the feet of a blind, homeless man. This gesture touched my heart and had much to say about humility.
Heather Smith
 It’s an unlikely verse to trigger such emotion.  The signing off of a letter to a friend.  But I can feel John’s affection in the words; I relate to his longing to be together.  If I had to rewrite them for today, the words would say:   “I have so much to say to you but I don’t want to do it over Zoom or FaceTime anymore.  For weeks, seeing your faces and hearing your voices was enough, but now I want to sit with you and chat.  I want to hug you.  I want to be with you in person.  That will be a joyful day!” 
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The overview of the Old Testament and the overview of the New Testament.
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He overcame the world by His death, He conquered death by His resurrection. This tribulation is bringing financial ruin, emotional stress, physical ailments and death, but remember that Jesus has conquered it ALL. We have to trust in His plan for us and remember His promise :
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 For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?”Esther
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Understanding and Exploring the Season of Lent
Heather Smith
It’s quite ironic that after I wrote about making rest a priority, all chaos reigned.  Things out of my control pressed down on all sides taking power over my time.  It’s also ironic that after several weeks of juggling, the message on Sunday was about making rest a priority.  Hmmm…Did the pastor read my blog post?  LOL.  I doubt it!  Is God maybe trying to remind me? 
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  It’s that time again, the Roaring 20’s—very special, only comes once every hundred years. During Christmas, an aunt asked me what I see myself doing this coming year?  I told her I am not sure, I don’t have 2020 vision
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In the chaos, it is easy for Christians to forget the “reason for the season”. Many of us will rush, spend, wait impatiently for it come, and by December 26th ,  we are broke and exhausted—but next year we make it bigger and better. 
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Why did Jesus have to come? Why was he born in a lowly manger? What can we do to prepare our hearts for Christmas?
Heather Smith
 What would God see if he looked in our hearts?  Are we so consumed with outward appearances or qualities or talents that we neglect our hearts? 
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We have now before us one of the choicest parts of the Old Testament, wherein there is so much of Christ and his gospel, as well as of God and his law, that it has been called the summary of both Testaments. ― Matthew Henry 
Debbie
Weddings make me cry.  To be fair, Hallmark commercials also make me cry. However, there is just something about a love story.  I don’t have to know the bride and groom well, or even at all!  Watching as the next chapter of a couple’s story unfolds is beautiful; sharing the moment they publicly vow to…
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 Many of us have been there: desperate for a miracle, begging God to fix it, to just snap his fingers and fix our health, our children, our marriage, our finances, our job situation, etc. 
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by Kathie Thomas “When I go to heaven I’m going to take God a gift.” Melanie stated happily. We were on our way home from a birthday party and this had evidently started Melanie’s train of thought.
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 By Lucia S- – Never give up on asking God to answer a prayer request. Don’t stop short of a miracle. This is our testimony of my daughter’s miracle healing.
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The definition of self-control is “the ability to control oneself, in particular, one’s emotions and desires or the expression of them in one’s behavior, especially in difficult situations”. In other words, it has everything to do with “I” and “my” control over “I”; at least, that’s what I thought.