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Joy in Serving the King

Joy, joy in serving the King, God, spiritual growth, faith, Bible, Bible study, Jesus, forgiveness, missionary work, missions, self-sacrifice

“There’s joy in serving the King. Haven’t you heard that?” Kristin’s eyes met mine in the high school bathroom mirror. I was a new believer. I hadn’t heard that before. Her mother, however, taught my high school girl’s Bible study. Kristin would know. She spoke those words 44 years ago, and they have stayed with me […]

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Beware Bitterness: 4 Tips


Today always provokes bitterness in people. It doesn’t even matter what day it is, bitterness overcomes and erodes who you are. It’s got a definition:  “negative emotion or attitude, similar to being jaded, cynical or otherwise negatively affected by experience.” That person you’re furious with is imago dei–made in the image of God. S/he may […]

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Poldark: Past, Present and Forgiveness

We’ve been watching and reading the Poldark stories since the first year of our marriage. Living in Ballston Spa, New York, we had only four television stations: the usual three and PBS. On Sunday nights, we turned on Masterpiece Theater for the first time. We watched Alistair Cooke introduce Poldark II and were hooked. Several […]

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Five Things I Love About Sin


Sin startled the pastor. My sin. “So what brought you to our church?” the genial pastor asked. “We’ll go around the circle and tell us who you are and why you want to become a member.” Many new members mentioned the terrific music, the friendly people  and the wise pastors. All true, but I had another answer: “I really […]

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