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Say It!

For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ hath not wrought by me, to make the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed,

Romans 15:18

Pray It!

Father,  I thank You because I only speak of those things that You have given me to speak.

Amen.…

More Than a Song!

When Christ was born in Bethlehem, the angels sang, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will towards men.”

So in the mist of unrest, uncertainty and insecurity, where is this peace?  Some might say there is no peace. I say, oh yes there is!

There is abundant peace in the hearts of those who have knowledge that their sins are forgiven. It is a peace that remains in the hearts of those who follow Christ. It is referred to as a peace which passes all understanding (Philippians 4:7).

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What Does God Want for Christmas?

It seems whatever place of retail you visit around this season, there are children as well as adults pointing to this or that as they make their Christmas lists known. There are grandparents discussing what to get grandchildren, husbands trying to decide what to get their wives, co-workers trying to come up with the perfect gift for the secret pal, and on and on. Just stand in a store and listen to how many times you hear, “What do you want for Christmas?”


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Beyond Customer Service!

Over the holidays, many of us experience traveling to visit family and friends while others prepare to have family and friends come visit them. I know when I have family come to visit us, I work diligently to have everything just right. In advance I made sure food is purchased and prepared, sleeping arrangements are made, and activities are planned. I tried to think of every possible need my guests might have and made sure I accommodate them.


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The Secret of Contentment

While Paul the apostle was in a Roman prison, he wrote his second letter to Timothy. Timothy planned on visiting his friend, so Paul asked him to bring a few items when he came.

2 Timothy 4:13 “The cloke that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comest, bring with thee, and the books, but especially the parchments.”

The list of wants is short and simple. All he wanted was his cloke or coat to keep him warm and some books and parchments (probably something like paper). It is not known if the parchments had on them or if the books had anything written in them. We can assume that Paul was either going to write more, or he was planning on reading and mediating on them to help pass the time in prison. We just don’t know.

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