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Lifesaver

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A few nights ago I had a nightmare. My five-year-old daughter fell into deep water. I treaded on the surface of the water, while my daughter sank further and further out of my reach. Frozen by a sense of powerlessness, I panicked. Each second she spent under water was one second closer to her...

Listen to His Voice

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This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live 20 and that you may love the LORD your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. (Deut. 3:19-20) iPhones...

An Angel's Story

Posted by Vickie Carmichael on

What are Angels?  The word Angel comes from the Greek meaning messenger.  Angels are messengers of God, bringing comfort and joy to those of us who believe in Christ.  Gabriel delivered a very special message… What must Gabriel have thought when God commanded him to visit...

The Christmas Sneeze

Posted by Claudia Mitchell on

Did you know things expelled during a sneeze have been clocked at 100 miles an hour? I sneezed while Christmas shopping in an elbow to elbow crowded store and three people I had never met said "God bless you". I wonder if they had any idea of the power behind their words or the speed behind my...

One Mistake

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Have you ever gotten so angry that you said or did something you regret? So angry that you destroyed something important like a relationship or a future? Messed up something that you just can’t fix? It happens to all of us because we all make mistakes. Sometimes, in books or films, you can...

The Carols of Christmas

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During this season of the year one of the most joyful sounds is the music of Christmas carols and many of them have their own unique story to tell.    There was a time when Christmas carols were silent – the Puritan English Parliament abolished carols in the year 1627...

Advent Poems

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Black Friday Blurry eyed and cold Masses stand in artificial light Breathing frigid dark air in and out   She checks her watch. 10 more minutes No one speaks.   She sifts her weight from her right foot to her left. A man grips a cart handle tightly He looks at an ad...

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