The Price for Freedom

At the end of the school year, my son promoted from 8th grade. At the beginning of the ceremony, the choir sang the national anthem while everyone stood with their hands over their heart. I have always felt such pride in what that song as well as the Pledge of Allegiance stands for. As I helped my little kids…

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3 Tips to Build Bridges vs. Burning Them Online

“Just love.”  That’s the inspiration my sister felt was important for her to focus on this year.  Remember my article on “Just breathe?”  Well, after I master the “breathing” part, I need to focus on “Just love.” In a world where love tends to be a four letter word, it is difficult to find, be and share brotherly love….

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Your True Identity

Finding our true identity in life can be a long and sometimes a difficult journey.  On the other hand, your image, which means the general impression that a person portrays to others, can be defined quickly by others based on your outside behavior or appearance. I remember when I was growing up in my parent’s home, my dad would…

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Christmas in a Box 10

Day 10 #LIGHTtheWORLD Read His Story:  Resurrection Write Your Story: What does Jesus Christ mean to you? Song:   Hallelujah Scripture: John 20:3-18 Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre. So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre. And he stooping down, and looking in, saw…

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Christmas in a Box Day 9

Day 9 #LIGHTtheWORLD Read His Story:  Atonement Write Your Story:  What was school like? sports? classes? Song:   Mary, Did You Know? Scripture: Matt 26:36-45 Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder. And he took with him Peter and the two sons of…

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Christmas in a Box Day 8

Day 8 #LIGHTtheWORLD  Read His Story:  The Last Supper Write Your Story:  What hobbies did you have as a child, teen & adult? Song:  Ding Dong Merrily on High Scripture: John 13:1-35  Matthew 26:26-28 Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having…

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Christmas in a Box Day 6

Day 6 #LIGHTtheWORLD Read His Story:  What Lack I Yet? Write Your Story:  What did you and your friends like to do? Song:   Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful Scripture: Matt 19:16-26 And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? And he said unto him,…

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Christmas in a Box Day 5

Day 5 Read His Story:  Greatest Commandment Write Your Story:  What was your most memorable day? Why? Song:   Don’t Save It All for Christmas Scripture: Mark 12:28-34 And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all? And Jesus…

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