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“…God did not give us a spirit of cowardice but rather of power and love and self-control. So do not be ashamed of your testimony to our Lord…”

Greeting.  Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God for the promise of life in Christ Jesus, to Timothy, my dear child: grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. Thanksgiving.  I am grateful to God, whom I worship with a clear conscience as my ancestors did, […]

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“…When God created us in His Image, He breathed into each of us an ingredient which… we CANNOT ESCAPE…. The ‘Heart of Jesus’…”

The Great ESCAPE:   We all …. Feel like ESCAPING… from time to time.  Some, from the realities of life, others who are in a ‘bad situation’ …and can’t seem to change course.  Some are in ‘work situations’ where they are going fast down a DEAD-END career, and can’t get out of Dodge fast enough.  Others… […]

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“…It’s hard… being a NICE guy. It doesn’t come NATURAL for me. I mean… I’m nice enough…. But, being “nice enough,” is NOT Good ENOUGH…!”

QUALITY Guy: “…See that fellow over there….now, he’s a QUALITY guy?”  I pray… someone, somewhere, sometime…. Might utter those words about me.  What a compliment!  The FACT is; we ought to be doing it anyway.  We all know people… who deserve that type of compliment.   Why not try saying ‘it’ as often as we […]

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“…Either you give-in to the company’s flawed-character …. Or you retreat. ….find a different job… one that reflects your own goals and standards…”

EIGHT signs you’re working for a FAILING company…or one that is up to NO-GOOD. God was “kicked-out” of the Board Room two years earlier. They discontinued the Christmas Bonus’s last year. The HVAC system works spasmodically. Your last two paychecks bounced. You’ve not seen your boss/owner in two weeks. The Boss’s Executive Assistant is “mysteriously […]

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“…Society is telling us, today… particularly our youth… that ‘our bodies’ are for our own use… to do as we see fit… to use, or to abuse…”

1 Corinthians 6:13c-15a, 17-20 – Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food’,* and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is meant not for immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. And God raised the Lord and will also raise us by his power. […]

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“…John testified further, saying, ‘I saw the Spirit come down like a dove from the sky and remain upon him….”

Dear Friends:  I am concluding the ‘story’ of the Birth of Christ, the Blessings in the Temple, and His Baptism by John the Baptizer.  I will resume my normal and regular daily postings, beginning tomorrow.  Thank you…cjlb…. 1/3/2018 Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 1:29-34. John the Baptist saw Jesus coming toward […]

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“…So… if we are planning on being ‘disciples of Christ,’ then we MUST realize that Jesus is talking ‘directly to us’….”

Is Jesus calling ‘us’ to serve Him?  Does Jesus ‘empower’ us to spread the Gospel?  If you’re like me…when I ‘used to read’ the Bible… I was thinking… WOW… this is ‘good stuff,’ but it doesn’t apply to me…. It’s for the other guy.  My Dear Friends… I could not have been more WRONG.  I […]

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