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THE MESSIAH

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Originally posted on jimdavenport:
My interest in George Frideric Handel’s (1685-1759) Oratorio,  Messiah (1741), dates back to my high school days in the church youth choir.  Our Minister of Music introduced us to what I now know was a rather…

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Rejoice Always!


A Lesson on Living a Life Filled with Joy from the Apostle Paul Key Thought Christians are never helpless victims of circumstances.  Joy does not come from what happens to us.  Rather, it results primarily from our attitude and the … Continue reading

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All Things New

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Even at the end of the growing season amidst the fog and rain, our Raised Bed Mountain Garden is still BEAUTIFUL! Soon it goes to sleep for the winter only to be made new by our Heavenly Father in the … Continue reading

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The True Vine and The Vinedresser

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Are you a gardener?  I am.  My wife and I have a raised bed flower and vegetable garden and a small orchard that we enjoy each spring, summer and fall. We have learned so much about God through the process … Continue reading

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Made in the Holy Image of God


2019-02-06  – “Made in the holy image of God”—The One Specific Moment in Last Night’s State of the Union that Highlights Our Culture’s Vast Worldview Divide – an Essay by Dr. Albert Mohler Dr. Mohler’s Essay captures the essence of … Continue reading

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Longing for Springtime

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I am so ready for spring and early summer in our Mentone Flower and Vegetable garden! Enjoy some of our memories from last year at this link.    

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Why Are You Afraid?

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Background: I was reading a devotion from one of my favorite publications 1  today and was inspired to do a little research.  The focal verse for the devotion is Matthew 8:26 (ESV) –  And He [Jesus] said to them, “Why are … Continue reading

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Two Gates, Two Paths, Two Destinations

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As Jesus was wrapping up The Sermon on the Mount, recorded in the Bible by Matthew in chapters 5-7, He presented the crowds with the opportunity to make an important personal decision.  Hearers were presented with a life altering choice … Continue reading

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His Way

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Background: In the last days before His brutal crucifixion, agonizing death, glorious resurrection, and ascension back to Heaven, Jesus and His disciples gathered for the Feast of the Passover.  During supper, knowing that the appropriate time had come and in … Continue reading

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Eternal Life Secured

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The Gospel writer John records the words of Jesus describing Himself as The Good Shepherd in John 10. Jesus uses a remarkable analogy that would have been totally familiar to those  following Him through the Temple during the Feast of … Continue reading

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