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The Good Shepherd

There is a story of a troupe of soldiers during Word War One, who tried to steal a flock of sheep from a hillside near Jerusalem. The sleeping shepherd woke up as his terrified flock was being driven, or rather, chased off by these rough men in the direction of a waiting lorry. The shepherd […]

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What is Peace and How Can We Find it?

The sea in my featured photo looks so tranquil and peaceful, doesn’t it? It was – on that particular day, but the very next day the waves were crashing over the sea wall. The sea, like our lives, is prone to storms. We’d all love a peaceful, storm-free life wouldn’t we? It would be lovely […]

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The Perfect Timing of God

A Frame of Reference: Scientists have long known that time passes faster at higher elevations, an interesting aspect of Einstein’s theories of relativity that was measured by comparing clocks on the Earth’s surface with clocks on a space-rocket. Another aspect that I rarely give thought to is GPS (Global Positioning System) relied upon the world […]

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BLESSED! (What does it mean?)

The words bless, blessed or blessing are used a lot, and not only by Christians. But what do we actually mean when we use the word blessed, and where does the concept even originate from? When we say to someone “be blessed,” are we expressing a desire to see their lives enriched financially; their troubles […]

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The God Who is Near

Do you remember that song that Bette Midler sang decades ago, called ‘From a distance?’ The chorus states, “God is watching us, God is watching us, God is watching us from a distance” (From the song: ‘From a Distance,’ 1985 by Julie Gold) Although it is musically very pleasing to listen to, and the lyrics […]

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What Measures the Worth of a Life?

Have you ever prayed “God please use me ”? Do you ever feel less accomplished, gifted, or useful than those around you? Then you’re in good company because nearly everyone I spoke to before writing this admitted to feeling that way at times. Including myself. We tell ourselves “everyone else has so much more to […]

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Eternal Beauty

When my oldest grandchild was 3, and was having a sleepover at our house, he woke up from a dream, disoriented and crying, in the early hours of the morning. I stumbled into his room, still half asleep to soothe him, but his crying stopped abruptly, mid sob, and he looked at me with a […]

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The Lord Our Guardian (Part 2)

“I lift up my eyes to the mountains – where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip – he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The […]

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