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The God from Galilee

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Many years ago while in Israel I visited Cana of Galilee, in the town of Nazareth. It was exciting to be in that part of the world for many reasons. First, Nazareth is the hometown of Jesus’ parents, Joseph and Mary. Historically, this is where Jesus grew up, working in his father’s...

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Reducing the Stress in your Life

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One of the greatest challenges in our lives is something that is often named yet is unseen: Stress. Stress is the feeling of being overwhelmed or unable to cope with mental or emotional pressure. There are so many things that can produce stress in your life. I want to share with you 6...

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My Prayer for Your Family

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Then all the people left, each for their own home, and David returned home to bless his family.   1 Chronicles 16:43   My blogs for the last few weeks have been about relationships, including family relationships. I want to close this series of spiritual vitamins with a prayer...

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Siblings Rivalry

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The first blessing upon humankind is found in the bible: “God blessed them (Adam and Eve) and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth…” (Genesis 1:28). My dad had 23 children, a huge number even by African standards. I think he read Genesis 1:28...

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Children are Our Great Inheritance

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One day I received a phone call from a dad who was clearly upset with his 8-year-old son. I listened as he shared his frustrations, which were mostly normal things that little boys do. As a father of three sons, I could relate. When I asked what sparked his call to vent (because that is what he...

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When a Man Loves a Woman

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When a man loves a woman, can't keep his mind on nothing else; He'd trade the world for the good thing he's found. These words are part of the 1991 hit song that landed Michael Bolton a Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. In his classic sentimental style, the singer-songwriter...

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Learn How To Encourage Yourself

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A middle school guidance counselor organized a fashion show for the students and faculty of her school. Students as well as faculty and staff took turns on the “runway” of the stage, to the delight of a cheering audience. The organizer of the fashion show also participated as she was...

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Hopeful Expectations

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Today commemorates a historical event that occurred over two thousand years ago: the death or Crucifixion of Jesus Christ. After his last meal (Last Supper) with his disciples, Jesus was killed as a common criminal on a cross. Even if you are not into “this Jesus thing”, it is...

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Friendship

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A young man once told his mentor that his “friends” had abducted a lady, taken her car and her money, traumatized her, and finally released her. The police came looking for the culprits, asking questions in his neighborhood, but he offered no information. When asked by his mentor why...

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The Theology of Vaccination

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Unless you have lived on another planet for the past year, you are well aware of the global pandemic called COVID-19. In the United States alone, almost 30 million people have been infected with 539 thousand deaths. Worldwide, there are more than 122 million infections with over 2.7 million...

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