Category Archives: sacrifice

The Chinese Word

Four times in the book of Psalms we find the same very pitiful cry made unto GOD.  Do not hide Your face from me.  (Psa 27:9, 69:17, 102:2, 143:7) Imagine the terror in that scenario.  GOD is hidden! The only … Continue reading

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The Fruit of Our Lips

Therefore by Him, let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to GOD, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.                                               Hebrews 13:15 The phrase “let us” is found 13 times in the book of Hebrews.  … Continue reading

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Mothers Serve

Mothers are often in the background.  They rarely find their name in lights.  Yet their influence spans across generations.  The old adage “the hands that rock the cradle rule the world” is true. There are many mothers named in the … Continue reading

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A Thorn

We all have had a splinter or briar in our hand at some point.  Sometimes it is even so small we can barely see it.  But oh how it can hurt.  And if it is not removed, the area begins … Continue reading

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I am one of those people who gets queasy at the sight of blood.  I remember when my wife and I had our blood tests before we got married.  I sat down and made it through my procedure fine but … Continue reading

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Gimme, Gimme, Gimme

In the movie, What About Bob, the lead character, an extremely needy personality, has the following line:  “Gimme, gimme, gimme, I need, I need, I need.”  Bill Murray stars as the neurotic Bob Wiley in one of my favorite comedies. … Continue reading

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A cup of cold water

We have so much road construction going on in our area.  It seems everywhere we go there is a delay.  Recently while returning home I was caught in a line of traffic.  It was the middle of the day with … Continue reading

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My Last Blog

Today is my 100th blog.  Sometimes a television show will have a special show celebrating its 100th episode.  So today I have chosen a special topic.  My thoughts today are titled, My Last Blog.  Now I hope it is not literally … Continue reading

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You can’t love and not give

I now work in the field of philanthropy. An examination of the word reveals a simple definition. The word comes from 2 Greek words, phileo and anthropos. Phileo is brotherly love and is a reason we refer to Philadelphia as … Continue reading

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The Aladdin Lamp

Perhaps you remember the story from childhood of Aladdin and the Magic Lamp. It is one of the more famous stories from the 1001 Tales of the Arabian Nights. Aladdin is a young boy who comes in possession of a … Continue reading

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