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From Persecutor to Persecuted

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The Positive Result of Unjust Persecution Aimed at Christians Background: I started thinking about this topic after reading an August 14, 2013 article in World Net Daily, a conservative news organization founded in 1997. Bob Unruh, a long-time Associated Press … Continue reading

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The Spindly Grapevine

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Background: These grapes date back to the 1930’s! When I was a boy I would graze on them when I visited my Great Aunt Bertha. More than 50 years later my wife and I purchased the old home place property … Continue reading

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Our Source of Courage


Background: Those of you who follow my blog site, know that recently our granddaughter Ashlyn and her husband Josh had a handsome little baby boy named Sawyer Joshua Murphy.  Little Sawyer was a WARRIOR for The Lord from the time … Continue reading

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Be Strong in The Lord!

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Background: Our granddaughter, Ashlyn, and her husband Josh are the proud parents of their first baby boy … Sawyer Joshua Murphy, born on Thursday, May 9, 2013. Sawyer was born with a rare and serious heart condition known as Tetralogy … Continue reading

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God is Faithful!!

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Background: “Baby Murphy,” our much-anticipated great-grandson has arrived!!  Our granddaughter, Ashlyn and her husband Josh are the parents of Sawyer Joshua Murphy.  Sawyer was born early Thursday morning, May 9, 2013 at 12:09am at the Gwinnett Medical Center.  Sawyer weighed … Continue reading

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In the Midst of Counselors


Background: As a business and Information Management consultant I spent a considerable amount of time in meetings over my lengthy career providing advice and counsel to co-workers and clients.  Often the advice was based primarily on my grey-haired experience … … Continue reading

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A Servant’s Attitude


Background: There are people who cross our paths over our lifetime that we never forget. This article is about servanthood and two very special people immediately came to mind as I thought about the topic.  Both of these Christian men … Continue reading

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A True Hero

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Background: We worship our “heroes” by idolizing them, only later to scold and turn on them when we find that they don’t live up to our expectations. Consider the life of Pete Rose. Rose was well-known by the nick-name, “Charlie … Continue reading

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Be Joyful in Hope

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Background: Aristotle said “Hope is a waking dream.”  In The Divine Comedy: Inferno, Canto III:  The Gate of Hell, line 9, Dante wrote “All hope abandon, ye who enter in.”  Lord Byron wrote in a letter to Thomas Moore in 1815 … Continue reading

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Our Comforter

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Background: I was born the first time during the midst of World War II.  I was born the second time twelve years later.  No, I did not physically die, nor was I reincarnated.  But both births were miraculous.  My first … Continue reading

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