Category Archives: children

Mother Teresa Explains Humility

“But among you it will be different. Those who are the greatest among you should take the lowest rank, and the leader should be like a servant.” Luke 22:26, NLT Jesus Christ turned everything upside down. I know of no … Continue reading

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I Still Grieve (But I Now I’m at Peace)

‘Who gathered this flower?’ The gardener answered, ‘The Master.’ And his fellow servant held his peace.” It was November 13th, in the year of our Lord 1999, was unlike any day I have ever experienced. A beating with a baseball … Continue reading

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Barrels of Monkeys

“My problems go from bad to worse.     Oh, save me from them all!” Psalm 25:17 If you are over 40 or so, you would’ve known about this simple toy. Today, a little girl came up to me to show me her … Continue reading

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What is it for you to be a Christian? –J.R. Miller

What is it for you to be a Christian? We ought to seek to gather in this world — treasure that we can carry with us through death’s gates, and into the eternal world. We should strive to build into … Continue reading

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Always Like Little Children [Always]

   “About that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who is greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven?” 2 Jesus called a little child to him and put the child among them. 3 Then he said, “I tell you the truth, unless … Continue reading

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Harmless Doves, [Opting Out of Cynicism]

cynical, (a definition) sinikəl/adjective 1.  believing that people are motivated by self-interest; distrustful of human sincerity or integrity. Contemptuous; mocking.         “her cynical attitude”         “he gave a cynical laugh” 2. concerned only with one’s … Continue reading

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The Desire For a Place of Power

“But they didn’t answer, because they had been arguing about which of them was the greatest.”  Mark 9:34, New Living Translation As the disciples walked they talked.  There was a casualness as they followed Jesus, it was a warm day and they … Continue reading

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