Archive | 2017

Happy New Year!

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Here is our year in a nutshell! Every year is an opportunity to exchange time for what will make a difference for eternity. We pray that the Lord will direct how to best invest 2018! Christmas is not religion, traditions, memories, giving, or family; it is Jesus Christ living His life in and through us […]

I Miss Someone This Christmas

Missing Grandma Brannon and thinking of friends and family who have also lost dear loved ones this year inspired the following poem:    I miss someone this Christmas Twill never be the same As when we were together And spoke each other’s name.   Why should I even celebrate With those who act so glad? […]

PRAYER the real battle

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I was greatly encouraged by this little 78 page book. Some of the highlights to me were: Pray for people as if you were going to die for them. Pray before temptation hits so that your spirit is enjoying fellowship with the Lord and you have God’s perspective of sin when it presents itself. “Prayer […]

The Opiate of Socialism

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Socialism The movement of socialism had its roots in the materialistic philosophy of Karl Marx (1818-1883). He and Friedrich Engels (1820-1895) developed the major outlines of his view in the pamphlet, The Communist Manifesto (1848). He maintained that reality was material rather than spiritual. Upon this foundation he proposed the utopia of a classless society […]

Learning as a Family

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This book has helped me have the right focus through our family’s latest journey learning how to best care for Grandma. This journey has definitely taken “all hands on deck” and given us a whole new appreciation for each other. In her conclusion, after many encouraging words and helpful tips, Washburn writes, “Never doubt the […]

A Christmastime Story

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Unless you happen to be privileged enough to live very far north or very far south, Christmastime isn’t exactly a snowy time of year.  While the air still holds a feeling of Christmas, the majority of us hear the rhythm of rain more than the crunch of snow when it’s Christmastime in the city. And […]

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