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Wise Words from a Young Woman: The Remaining Chord of Hope

George Frederic Watts, Hope While wandering through the Tate Britain Museum in London, my daughter happened upon this incredible piece of artwork by George Frederic Watts, entitled Hope. One of her favorite Biblical studies has been on HOPE, so this picture brought...

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A Fruit Tree in Winter. A Rose Blooms in Winter.

“Sometimes our fate resembles a fruit tree in winter. Who would think that those branches would turn green again and blossom, but we hope it, we know it" (Goethe). If I can take artistic license here, I would love to change just one little word in Goethe's quote . ....

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From Three Tuesdays in August to Three Weekends in Winter

  "It's easy to form an attachment to people and things. When you've formed an attachment to people and things, it can be a very painful experience and feeling when you realized that it's time to let go. Even the mere thought of not having that person or thing in your...

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Steady ‘Til Sunset

"Joshua fought the Amalekites as Moses had ordered, and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went to the top of the hill. As long as Moses held up his hands (author's note: Moses lifted his hands) the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were...

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Hope on the Horizon of a New Year!

"Faith is the one human attitude that is the opposite of depending on oneself, for it involves trust in or dependence on another. Thus, it is devoid of self-reliance or attempts to gain righteousness by human effort. If God's favor is to come to us apart from our own...

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A Hushed Heart and Heavy Eyelids

Fail not to call to mind, in the course of the twenty-fifth of this month, that the Divinest Heart that ever walked the earth was born on that day; and then smile and enjoy yourselves for the rest of it; for mirth is also of Heaven's making" (Leigh Hunt). A Hushed...

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On the 8th, 9th, 10th, & 11th Thankful Day of Christmas!

". . .so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge,...

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On the 7th Thankful Day of Christmas!

". . .so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend. . ." Ephesians 3:17-18a At last Sunday's service, my pastor challenged the congregation to read through Deuteronomy 1-8. Quite a...

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On the 6th Thankful Day of Christmas!

"You, being rooted and grounded in love. . ." Ephesians 3:17b [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RH9pBu3myaw] The last two days, I have been privileged to teach two writing classes to homeschooled students, grades 5-11. It is definitely one of my great passions....

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On the 5th Thankful Day of Christmas!

". . .so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. . ." Ephesians 3:17a Several years ago, my husband gave me a beautiful red marble paperweight in the shape of a heart. It sits on my desk as a constant reminder of how critical it is to guard my heart....

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