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  By now you are most likely aware of yet another rampage of murder. Shooting victims (I think that makes five incidents in Texas since 2013). Gun violence, a weapon of convenience in many cases, are becoming a common occurrence in America. Now, I am one to protect our 2nd Amendment rights, but I am […]

We all have seasons in life. There is a time for just about everything under the sun. The book of Ecclesiastes says it well: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 3 To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: 2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, […]

When I have no hope, Lord, you are there. 2 Chronicles 15:7 Be strong and do not lose courage, for there is a reward for your work. Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans that I have for you declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and […]

When I was a kid, I spent ten years growing up in Weedsport, N.Y. Weedsport was an Erie Canal “port”. The canal that ran through the village has been long filled and paved over, and now known as Erie Drive. Living in a small rural village was a massive playground for a young adventurer. Whether […]

There are problems all around. Praise the Lord. John 16:33 These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage, I have overcome the world. Philippians 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your […]

It was over 40 years ago my practical Christian work assignment was given me while at Word of Life Bible Institute (WOLBI). I was assigned to what was known as the “New York City Team”. After class on Fridays, about six or eight of us would load up a WOLBI van and head on down […]

I have felt despair, but know His hope. Psalm 34:17 The righteous cry and the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their trouble. Psalm 34:18 The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 33:20 We put our hope in the Lord; He is our help […]

The “Otter” While picking up supplies at a local drugstore this past week I noticed some commotion going on at the front checkout. A shabbily dressed man was reeling back and forth while withdrawing payment from his wallet. His concentrated effort reminded me of putting the final playing card on top of a teetering house […]

Prayer is powerful. James 5:16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous person can accomplish much. Mark 11:24 Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them and […]

A short time ago while at a local Wegman’s grocery store I once again spotted a familiar figure, a man I’ll call Don. Don is one of those Helping Hands employees that round up shopping carts. I had seen this fellow a good number of times before that day as I sometimes stop at that […]

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