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Farewell to My Sister Rachel

Photo Courtesy of flowerpictures Please forgive my appearance, l know I am a real sight. In truth I never was very pretty, and the present situation does not help. My sister is the pretty one. Tonight, I will tell you … Continue reading

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God with Us

“Behold, the virgin shall be with child and shall bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which translated means, “God with us” (Matthew 1:23). “God with us” is a Christmas message that we will always hold dear … Continue reading

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When God Accommodates

Photo Courtesy of Eugene Foong I had a view of God that focused on “What does God expect of me?” And to that query, I decided that God wanted me to be such-and-such. Yet the human heart is deceitful and … Continue reading

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The Beam in My Eye

Photo Courtesy of Flowerpictures “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?” (Luke 6:41) As a child, I was endlessly fascinated by the ray … Continue reading

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Resurrection Power

Photo Courtesy of Flowerpictures You will probably not remember the name Nafissatou Diallo. I don’t either. I had to look it up. This hotel housekeeper working in New York is an easy symbol of a powerless immigrant working in a … Continue reading

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Do We Keep the Lord’s Day?

Photo Courtesy of Flowerpictures There are those who say we need to keep the Jewish Sabbath (such as the Seventh-Day Adventists), and there are those who simply ignore God’s desire for us to rest from work one day in seven. … Continue reading

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What’s the Lord’s Day?

  Photo Courtesy of Eugene Foong A common Christian practice is to keep the Christian Sabbath (Sunday) rather than the Jewish Sabbath (Saturday). One challenge to this common practice is the argument that we should retain the Jewish Sabbath (Saturday). … Continue reading

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