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[15 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 380 views]

A basketball in my hands is worth about $19.
A basketball in Michael Jordan’s hands is worth about $33 million.
A baseball in my hands is worth about $6.
A baseball in Mark McGuire’s hands is worth $19 million.
A tennis racket is useless in my hands.
A tennis racket in Venus Williams’ hands is a Wimbledon Championship.
A rod in my hands will keep away a wild animal.
A rod in Moses’ hands will part the mighty sea.
A sling shot in my hands is a kid’s toy.
A sling shot in David’s hand is a mighty weapon.
Two …

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[25 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 275 views]

As a schoolgirl, I had the opportunity of touring a steel treating plant near Detriot, MI. A tour guide was assigned to our class group and we followed her around the plant, over cat-walks, through tunnels and in and out of observation decks. I was fascinated by it all.
At one point she stopped to allow us to view the purging process. We were standing in an observation deck. Below us was darkness. Oppressive heat and the smell of fire rose toward us. Huge rectangular containers held the molten steel within …

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[20 Jul 2014 | Comments Off on Modern ‘David’ defeats New York ‘Goliath’ | 115 views]

Empire State ordered to leave Christian man’s Bible message alone
Posted: December 23, 2008
By Alyssa Farah
A New York man has won a battle with the New York Department of Transportation over a trailer he parked on his private property along a public highway that was targeted because of its Christian message.
Daniel Burritt installed a tractor-trailer for his company, Acts II Construction Inc., on private business property along U.S. Route 11 in 2007.
In May he got a letter from the New York State Department of Transportation stating that his trailer violated a …

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[19 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 128 views]

By Charles Grisham
Oh cleansing fir burn in me,
Purge my soul and set me free,
Remove each stain of sinfulness,
That I may in Thy presence rest
Cast far away my vain desires,
Refresh my soul in revival fires,
Come again thy wonders reveal,
Oh bless me now is my appeal
Prepare each heart to look above,
A world that’s lost and void of love,
Give us a burden, a vision too,
Oh how we long to be with You
What joy awaits the faithful ones,
The Master’s smile, the words, “well done,”
A crown of life, a race complete,
What bliss awaits at His …

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[9 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 104 views]

Here’s what’s happening…
There’s an endangered desert tortoise that the government’s Bureau of Land Management is trying to save on a man’s personally owned property. So, they come in and round up all his cattle to take them away. Now, that’s not the part I’m focusing on…

When the owner and others protested (1st Amendment), the government set up a small fenced in area and put a “Free Speech Area” sign on it, telling them they could only express their free speech in that area. Someone duly noted, “1st Amendment is not …

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[4 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 101 views]

Parosmia is an olfactory dysfunction characterized by the inability of the brain to properly identify an odor’s “natural” smell. Instead, the natural odor is transcribed into what is most often described as an unpleasant aroma, typically a “‘burned,’ ‘rotting,’ ‘fecal,’ or ‘chemical’ smell.”
Titus 1:15 To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted.

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[17 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 72 views]

A man lost his ring, and you can imagine the flood of emotions when he slipped it on his finger again 33 years later. Kind of reminds me of the prodigal son… what does it feel like to get a ring back?
BARRY COUNTY, Mich. (March 17, 2014) – “I’ve gone through a lot of things in the 33 years, and then wonder what this has gone through,” said Randy Eggers from Middleville.
If rings could talk, Randy Eggers’ 1980 Thornapple-Kellogg class ring would tell quite a story. Randy wore it for …

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[7 May 2013 | No Comment | 135 views]

Stalks of wheat move in unison under the power of the wind. Forming an ebbing sea of grain, it beckons; enticing the laborer to embark on the most incredible journey of a lifetime. The challenge unfolds and the whiteness of the harvest completes its call to the willing recruit. If he’s fortunate, the young minister steps into the harvest an expert, and walks out a student.
…walks in with haste, and out with patience.
…walks in with a stride, and out with a limp.
…walks in with a shout, and out with a …

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[12 Jan 2013 | No Comment | 222 views]

(Date used:________) Gen 28:20-22
– Jacob made a vow (to God), “If God will be with me and will watch over me…all that You give me I will give You a tenth.”
(Date used:________) Exodus 35:5
– From what you have, take an offering for the LORD. Everyone who is willing is to bring to the LORD an offering.
(Date used:________) Exodus 35:21
– Everyone who was willing and whose heart moved him came and brought an offering to the LORD for the work.
(Date used:________) Gen 28:20-22
– Jacob made a vow (to God), “If God …

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[2 Jan 2013 | No Comment | 293 views]

Believe for it 
Without faith it is impossible to please Him
Imagine it
God is able to do exceeding abundantly above what you can ask or think…
Speak it
Whoever will speak to this mountain…
Praise God for it
He inhabits the praises of His people