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  1. mattfivefour

    The Letter

    I just came across a short story that I wrote a half-dozen years ago. It's a Christian tale with an O. Henry twist. Thought someone here might enjoy it. The Letter He sat. Stunned. Staring at the words on the paper. The comforting sounds of his study—the creak of the chair, the steady...
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    I remember ...

    I remember ... ... When if you said you were gay it just meant you were happy; ... When a tranny was just the part of your car that contained the gears; ... When LGBTQ were just letters of the alphabet; ... When preachers knew their Bibles and preached messages that made sinners and saints...
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    GOD is BIGGER!

    I originally posted this expression of the way I feel on FB. I should have also posted it here. God is BIGGER than any mountain I may face. God is GREATER than any hurdle I may encounter. He has given me the measure of faith and I choose to place that faith in Christ and His fully sufficient...
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    Who is Kanye West's pastor?

    Great read! I pray many are brought to Christ through these men whom this pastor is discipline. From Fox News: Who is Kanye West's California pastor preaching at Sunday Service?
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    Bethsaida: Home town of apostles Peter, Andrew, and Philip discovered

    Archeologists say they have finally found and confirmed the location of Bethsaida where Jesus called Peter, Andrea, and Philip! Once again Bible fact trumps human "wisdom".
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    Happy Birthday, Jonathan!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Jonathan!!! I pray you have a blessed day and a wonderful year ahead growing in grace and knowledge of our great God and Savior!
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    Multibillionaire says Jesus Christ was the missing piece in his life.

    Singapore's richest man says 'missing piece was God through Jesus Christ' Glory to God!!! \o/
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    Actual road where Jesus walked to Temple discovered

    Israel unveils ancient road ‘where Jesus walked’ to temple "From a sewage pipe that burst 15 years ago came these excavations that resulted in the discovery of the Pool of Siloam, where all the Jewish pilgrims would come and cleanse themselves before ascending to the Temple and then an entire...
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    NBA Playoffs.

    Toronto Raptors make it to the finals for the first time ever! Can they beat Oakland and take the trophy to Canada??? :basketball
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    Hoping against hope

    Excellent devotion from the Bible League today on believing God despite the evidence of our circumstances. In hope Abraham believed against hope, that he should become the father of many nations, as he had been told, “So shall your offspring be.” He did not weaken in faith when he considered...
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    Suffering Through Life In This Broken World

    I received the following email sent to pastors earlier today. It comes from Dr. Paul Tripp, a theologian and pastor whom I respect. I pray it helps those of you who are struggling with the suffering in your lives. It has certainly encouraged me. ------ Friend, You probably don’t need me to...
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    The Signature of God

    THE SIGNATURE OF GOD by Bernie Lutchman “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” —Genesis 1:1 Your signature and mine are such common things that we hardly think about it as we go along merrily signing our names to checks, card payments at the local restaurant, gas station or...
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    The Secret to Bible Study

    Back in 2010 I wrote an RF article on the subject of Bible study. (If anybody wants to read it, it is at .) But recently I wrote something on the same subject to be included as the introduction to a Christian...
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    Χριστός ἀνέστη!

    Χριστός ἀνέστη ! (Christos anesti) Christ is risen! Ἀληθῶς ἀνέστη ! (Alethos anesti) Truly He has risen!
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    A Female African-American Veteran and Mother reviews President Trump

    A Female African-American Veteran and Mother reviews President Trump by Kathy Barnette Much has changed since President Trump took the oath of office on Jan. 20, 2017. But one thing has remained constant – the anger and vitriol directed at the president from the left, many Democrats, many in the...
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    Greenfield: The Mueller Test and the Paper Civil War on Trump

    The Mueller Test and the Paper Civil War on Trump by Daniel Greenfield The original civil war was fought by farmhands and factory workers, freed slaves and young boys turned soldiers; the new civil war is being fought by lawyers in blue or gray suits not with bullets, but with bullet points...
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    A Cry from the Heart

    My grandson, Adam, a bible college graduate and an ordained minister in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, posted the following on Facebook today. It speaks to the burden of my own heart, too. But the fire this young man has rages far more brightly than my own, I think. It moved me. Deeply...
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    Canadian Thanksgiving

    Today, (the second Monday in October) is the day on which Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving. Unlike the United States—where it is celebrated on a Thursday, allowing many people to take the Friday off and make it a four day holiday, thus allowing them to travel out of town (or even state) for...
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    Jesus in Every Book of the Bible

    Based entirely (though I changed or added the odd word) on the published work of Dr. Philip Nation, an author, teacher and the Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church of Bradenton, Florida, here is Jesus in every book of the Bible: Genesis – He’s the Creator & the promised Redeemer Exodus – He’s...
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    Let us remember!

    This weekend may we spend some time considering the precious gift the men and women in uniform who died for us have given us. Let us not continue to squander it. And may our prayers go out to the families of those soldiers, sailors, fliers, and marines who gave their lives that we—and others...