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11 – Rejoice Always

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The Apostle Paul was a prisoner under house arrest in Rome from 60-62 AD.  He had every reason to be discouraged.  But Paul’s relentless enthusiasm for the Lord would not be limited in any way by his circumstances.  Paul knew … Continue reading

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10 – Whatever You Do … Give Thanks to God

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In our daily lives all of us will face trials and tribulations.  Some seem to move from one crisis to the next . . . failing health of parents, grave personal illness, rebellious teenagers, depression, job loss, financial burdens, divorce, … 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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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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God Will Provide

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Background: Sometimes troubles are known well in advance. Sometimes troubles come completely as a surprise. Troubles are often the result of our bad decisions. Troubles can be minor. Troubles can be major. Troubles can pierce the very soul of man. … Continue reading

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An Anchor in the Time of the Storm


Special Note: This article is included in Jim’s book “An Attitude of Thankfulness” along with 19 other articles and is available for purchase in Paperback and eBook formats at this link:  Jim’s Books Background: The 2012 USA Presidential Election is … Continue reading

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