Predicting My Wife’s Bleak Future

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  The author of Ecclesiastes was not the most optimistic chap on the block.   The author of Ecclesiastes wrote: The words of the Teacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem.  2 Vanity of vanities, says the Teacher,   vanity of vanities! All is vanity. 3 What do people gain from all the toil   at which they toil under the sun? (1:1-3) […]

Jesus Didn’t Leave Behind One Written Word

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John 8:6 They said this to test him, so that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground. Don’t you find it remarkable Jesus didn’t leave behind one written word!  John 8:6 is the only indication of Jesus writing anything and we can […]

Holy Week Devotional: Granny talks to everyone she see about dying

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  (Adaptation of Thomas King’s “Magpies” in One Good Story, That One) Everybody knows this story. Mary Jane knows this story.  Joe Ray knows this story.  Little Johnny knows this story.  Ladale knows this story.  Uncle Jack knows the story.  My friend, Kathy, knows it too.  Victoria hears this story in Bakersville.  Rufus knows the […]

Jesus’ Friends, and A Shameful Prank Played On Me (By A Church Friend)

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“Jesus said to him, ‘Friend, do what you are here to do.’ Then they came and laid hands on Jesus and arrested him.” (Matthew 26:50) “Friend” is such a friendly term, but an odd term to use for someone about to use their hands to arrest you. Friends are very important to us.  We want […]