Monthly Archives: December 2015

Religion vs. Christianity

There are perhaps hundreds of religions in the world today, but the five major religions are: Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism.  It has been said that true Christianity is not a religion, but a relationship with a risen Savior. … Continue reading

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Can I Have Sex Now?

A 20-year-old man from a country in West Africa has been writing through GMO (Global Media Outreach). He is growing in the Lord, studying his Bible and involved in his church. He recently wrote that he would like to have … Continue reading

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Miracle of the Lost Purse

I was leaving Bible study at the juvenile facility at 9 PM when I discovered my purse was missing. The last time I remembered seeing it was nearly three hours earlier—in my shopping cart as I emptied items into the … Continue reading

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Perfect Christmas? NOT!

I wonder how many people actually experience a perfect Christmas. I suppose it is possible, but it’s rare. Yet Christmas can be perfectly happy without being perfect—if we are willing to be flexible and allow traditions to bend.  People often … Continue reading

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Christmas Pageant – Script

This script was posted a year ago and was very popular!  I’ve been asked to re-post this year.  Enjoy! So you want to put on a Christmas Pageant?  Do it!  Our grandson was too small to have a speaking part, … Continue reading

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A Christian Tree

Not getting a Christmas Tree this year? Neither are we.  Hey, it’s work!  Moreover, the kids won’t be coming until after Christmas. But still we’ll decorate, keeping it simple.  We have fresh Pyracantha berries growing outside, jade succulents and a … Continue reading

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The Truth About Santa

We may be followers of Jesus, but we are in the world and we need balance. We also want our children to be well-rounded. People of faith often wonder what to do about Santa Claus.  Some parents believe Santa is … Continue reading

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Jesus Transforms Psychiatric Inmate

Remember Rosemary from the medical unit at the jail?  Her psychiatric symptoms diminished shortly after she surrendered her life to Jesus.  She was then transferred to a regular unit. During her first few weeks in jail she was concerned her … Continue reading

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First Time In Jail

I still remember my first time inside the jail. We were not permitted to bring a handbag, car keys or mobile phone. We were wanded and then led behind the locked steel doors—then more locked steel doors, and more locked … Continue reading

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