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Stuck On Thanksgiving

But thanks be to God, who hath given us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 15:57) But thanks be to God, who always leads us triumphantly as captives in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of Him. (2 Corinthians 2:14) The Wilson family piano is over a hundred years old. It traveled from Ohio to Georgia in the 1800’s as a love of my husband’s grandmother. It has many stories to tell as family and friends have gathered around, playing and singing, filling the room with joy and laughter. The keys are yellowed and some are broken and unusable. A few are just stuck in place and have to be lifted up to strike the cord and play the sound. Th

Give Thanks

George Washington, one man of position, power and authority, in his first year of Presidency declared this day as National Thanksgiving. Much has been lost through the years, but as of yet, the day of Thanksgiving to our God has not been stripped away. Prayer has been removed from public arenas, but what the removers have no understanding of is that prayer can never truly be removed. It rises in our hearts and is declared with even a whisper. A whispered prayer to our God is no less powerful than spoken publicly. The Ten Commandments are no longer allowed to be posted on our walls, but what they don’t know is we live with His commandment etched on the wall of our hearts. That greatest comman

Preach A Sermon To Yourself

“Bless the Lord Oh, my soul and all that is within me, bless His holy name.” Ps. 103:1 As a child, I loved to play church. I would bring all of my baby dolls to the living room and orderly line them up on the couch. I began as the mommy, with my purse filled with notepads, pencils and treats to keep the children quiet. When they were all taken care of, I then moved to the piano and pretended to play beautiful music. I would quickly stand up directing the congregation in singing a few songs of praise. I especially enjoyed passing the offering plate and dreaming that tons of money was dropped in on that particular Sunday. I would take my seat with the children for a moment to be sure they were

Back To School

This rainy November morning finds me in a cozy cabin in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The rain has brought in the cooler weather and I awaken knowing I am somewhere different than normal. On the other side of this covered window is a new day awaiting me. In a short while I will open the door and step out into a breathtaking view. The deck will be carpeted with beautiful fall leaves; the mountains will shout of the glory of God; the winding road will beckon me to fun and adventure. My destination is Grace Fellowship International Counseling Workshop, where many new friends will gather to be taught the powerful message of the cross. After all of these years, I am sitting in a classroom setting bein

Come As Little Children

At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” Recently I have been blessed to have friends join me for a daily walk. Well, the truth be known, I join them as they are the ones always urging me on. It is a great privilege to belong to a community of believers who truly do life together. We encourage and prod one another on, not only in the physical, but also in our spiritual walk. Our walks are covered up with chatter, laughter, prayer and yes

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