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A Not-So-Known Martyr, St. Valentine

Valentine. You see this name and what you probably DON’T think of first is the town in Nebraska! Most likely you think of the holiday of “love.” But there is a man worth knowing something about behind this famous name. … Continue reading

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Thankfulness and a Miracle – It Happened to Me!

Originally posted in November 2013 “For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be refused if it is received with thanksgiving; for it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.”  I Timothy 4:4-5 These verses … Continue reading

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I Just Didn’t Get It – But Then I Did

It’s my 65th birthday eve.  I’ve been feeling a little nostalgic today so even though I normally write a Bible study blog, I’m thinking I want to just talk about life. When you’re having a “later in life” birthday, you … Continue reading

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Seeing Jesus in Moses’ Tabernacle

One of the best parts of reading through the Bible is learning that there is one amazing, single redemption story from Genesis through Revelation.  Never has a book been written over thousands of years by dozens of authors and remain … Continue reading

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When Friendship Bites the Dust and Other Life Lessons from the Book of Job

I usually open a blog post with, “Hello Friends!”  I guess I assume people are reading because they have some level of relationship with me – even if it is just a connection regarding the topic we are addressing.  But … Continue reading

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Do You Know Saint Valentine?

Who was this man who inspires the holiday of love? Was he a myth or a legend?  Oh, he was real alright – history tells us that. But Saint Valentine’s life has little to do with “romance” – especially as it … Continue reading

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Abraham – A Man of Faith and Friendship

Hello Friends – It’s Missouri in January – oh boy!  Since there’s not a whole lot going on to distract me, I’m very glad to be spending time focusing on God’s Word and knowing He’s working in my life. Christmas … Continue reading

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