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THE YELLOW BALLOON

ACCEPTING THE YELLOW BALLOON This morning I was at breakfast, half awake. I was sitting there grateful that I had a meal coming and that I could sit with my table mates another time. But I was tired. I kept … Continue reading

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WITH JESUS

WITH JESUS by Lauren Merryfield (note:I’ve written Christmas poems but not a Resurrection Day poem. So here goes) Part 1: I started out at Christmas time, With Jesus. He was a little baby boy, With Jesus. In Sunday School I … Continue reading

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PAIN

PAIN IS SUCH A PAIN Psalm 48:6 NLT 6 They were gripped with terror and writhed in pain like a woman in labor. Psalm 69:29 NLT 29 I am suffering and in pain. Rescue me, O God, by your saving … Continue reading

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TO LAUGH OR NOT TO LAUGH

TO LAUGH OR NOT TO LAUGH Thumbs down on laughter: Ecclesiastes 2:2 NLT 2 So I said, “Laughter is silly. What good does it do to seek pleasure?” Ecclesiastes 7:3 NLT 3 Sorrow is better than laughter, for sadness has … Continue reading

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I GIVE UP!–OH NO I DON’T!

I GIVE UP!–OH NO i DON’T Hebrews 10:25 NIV “25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”  I remember way … Continue reading

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WHAT CLOSET?

WHAT CLOSET? Jesus knows me. He has known me before I was even born. He knew me as an unusually frightened little girl. Everything negative was life-and-death to me then, and I felt alone in it. I think this is … Continue reading

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THE ARROGANCE OF IT ALL

THE ARROGANCE OF IT ALL I was raised mainline Christian. When I attended the university where I discovered more and more non-Christian thinking and behaving, I thought they were wrong. When I came back to the University several years later, … Continue reading

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REMEMBERING BILLY GRAHAM

REMEMBERING BILLY GRAHAM When I was young and when evangelist Billy Graham made his crusades across the country, my Mom always had them playing on the tv. I was raised a mainline Christian but I did not feel very close … Continue reading

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SHORTENING MY VOWS

SHORTENING MY VOWS Matthew 22:37-38 KJV “Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment” New Living … Continue reading

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MORE THAN YOU CAN HANDLE

MORE THAN YOU CAN HANDLE 1 Corinthians 10:13 (from several versions of the Bible) NLT “The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more … Continue reading

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