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What Prayer Is

Prayer is coming into the presence of God…Prayer is entering the throne room of the KING of kings and LORD of lords…Prayer is taking our concerns to the one who cares for mePrayer is to stand on holy ground…Prayer is communicating with the creator of the world…(the one spoke this world into existence with a…

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A Father’s Day Story

The Following Essay was written by my friend, John Carroll. In honor of Father’s Day, which is always a bittersweet day for me, here is a little piece I wrote some time back. This is dedicated to all the dads who never left. Here is a little explanation of why I have always loved Schrade…

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What is a Mother?

Essay by Dan Valentine She’s a big smile with love in the middle…she’s two eyes filled with hope and pride…and just a hint of fear. She’s a member of the world’s greatest sorority… She’s America’s hardest working career girl… She’s a Mother She’s old and young and in-between…she’s short and tall and rich and poor… …

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Let Brotherly Love Continue

“Let brotherly love continue” Hebrew 13:1 Several weeks ago I preached a message entitled “If you want to change the World – Continue”. Brotherly love must continue! It seems as if the early church started with intensive love one for another.  They had all things in common, and sold all their earthly possessions to insure…

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Fisher’s of Men

Matthew 4:18-19 18  And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. 19  And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.  This is my goal – to be a fisher…

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A Future and A Hope

This subject of Hope still rings in my soul!   Corrie Ten Boom, who was sentenced to a concentration camp during WWII, said, “Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.” The writer of Hebrews says it this way, “we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold…

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