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‘Sunning Ourselves in the Smiles of God’

A boy stood on a windy hillside, flying a kite. He continued to release the string of the kite and it went higher and higher until it was completely out of sight. One of his friends walked up and asked … Continue reading

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We Shall Sun Ourselves in the Smiles of God

“Heaven is where the unveiled glories of the Deity shall beat full upon us, and we forever sun ourselves in the smiles of God.” Ezekiel Hopkins, “A Puritan Golden Treasury” Jesus said to them, “The wedding guests cannot fast while the groom … Continue reading

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Gold Fears No Fire, [Comfort]

“He comforts us every time we have trouble, so when others have trouble, we can comfort them with the same comfort God gives us.” -2 Cor. 1:4, NCV “The sinners in Zion are afraid;     trembling has seized the godless: “Who … Continue reading

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Heaven is Waiting for Us, [Anticipation]

“In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven,  Hallowed be Your name.”  Matthew 6:9 “But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ.” Philippians 3:20 “I have come home at last! This … Continue reading

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More Bumble Than Believer, [Aging]

It’s strange to be in the position of being older.  A whirlwind of days and nights swirl from this human drama, and I think I may be starting thinking about my exit— Lord willing, stage right. I’m supposed to be a … Continue reading

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I Want Home

‘Ah, Lord GOD! It is you who have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you.”                                                                                   Jeremiah 32:17, ESV “One should go to sleep as homesick passengers do, … Continue reading

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When Life is Dark and Heaven is Quiet

God’s people have always had to wrestle with the things from the dark.  As believers, the Bible tells us that we are in a permanent state of war.  There has never been an armistice or treaty signed to my knowledge.  … Continue reading

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