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Sportin’ a Tude of Gratitude

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.                                                                                                  1 Thessalonians 5:18 When Paul wrote to the Thessalonians, some of them were experiencing terrible persecution. This may have been one of the reasons he included this verse at the end of his letter. Life wasn’t easy, and Paul wanted to remind them of having…

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Faith, growth

Do You Have the Joy, Joy, Joy?

There’s a song that goes something like, “I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart … “It was sung usually in Sunday school or at hymn sings (now I’ve dated myself). I remember singing it many times throughout my “younger years”. Today’s devotion is about joy. What is joy? Here’s the biblical definition. Joy comes from the…

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Oh…One More Thing

As a kid, do you remember your mom or dad giving you last minute instructions? Something they didn’t want you to forget. It usually wasn’t just one, but a few things shouted to you as you opened the door to leave. I can recall many times my mom saying to me, “don’t forget to say thank you”, or “be good”,…

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growth, identity

He Chose You!

 It was that time of year again, try-outs for various choirs for the following school year. My friends and I have already been in Select choir but had our eyes on the top choir, Madrigals. Only the best of the best were chosen to be part of this revered group of singers. They sounded the best out of all the…

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As New as a Beautiful Butterfly

Last year for our anniversary, my husband and I spent the day together. We visited an indoor butterfly exhibit. It’s the type of exhibit where you walk through a space with butterflies flying all around you, so that you could see them up close. It was simply fascinating! Butterflies would land on your head, your arm, or your hand. The…

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