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Precious moments

We have all seen them, those precious moments when a soldier surprises his wife or kids with a special unannounced visit home. How touching they are to see the emotion and joy that overcomes those who have been waiting so long for a glimpse, a touch and some time with their loved ones from whom they have been apart.

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Updated: may. 03, 2015 4:00 a.m.

The good shepherd

The good shepherd

Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. And I tell you, you are ...

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Posted: may. 02, 2015 11:25 a.m. | Updated: may. 03, 2015 4:00 a.m.
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The good shepherd

Jesus said: I tell you for certain that I am the gate for the sheep. Everyone who came before me was a thief or a robber, and the sheep did not listen to any of them. I am the gate. All who come in through me will be saved. Through me they will come and go and find pasture. A thief comes only to rob, kill, and destroy. I came so that everyone would have life, and have it in its fullest. I am the good shepherd, and the good shepherd gives up his life for his sheep

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Posted: apr. 25, 2015 12:22 p.m. | Updated: apr. 26, 2015 5:00 a.m.
Peace, be still ...

Peace, be still ...

Now when they had left the multitude, they took Him along in the boat as He was. And other little boats were also with Him. And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling. But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?” Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.

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Posted: apr. 18, 2015 3:37 p.m. | Updated: apr. 19, 2015 6:00 a.m.
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Where is your heart today?

Where is your heart? When we say the pledge to the flag of the United States, we place our hand over our heart on the left side of our chest, is that where our heart is?

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Posted: apr. 18, 2015 3:38 p.m. | Updated: apr. 19, 2015 6:00 a.m.

J. McCoy: Pass it on ...

Along the coast line of the Sea of Galilee lies a little stop in the road community in the middle of a very green farm area, called Kibbutz Ginosar. We stop to see the 2,000-year-old boat at the museum, but outside, like an overlooked simple lace collar on a beautiful dress, the mosaic benches line the sculptured lawn, making a welcoming place for people to sit as they soak in the fresh air and sunshine. A kibbutz is a place of growing, a farming area that sustains the people of the area. This is not the only kibbutz in ...

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Posted: apr. 11, 2015 7:29 p.m. | Updated: apr. 12, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Burnham: A true disciple

A true disciple of Christ has more to do than just be a faithful follower.

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Posted: apr. 11, 2015 7:28 p.m.

What is God seeing when he looks at you

Jesus gives six “woes” in Luke 11, I wonder if any of them would cause us to say, “Woe is me?”

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Posted: apr. 04, 2015 6:30 p.m. | Updated: apr. 05, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Just a thought

Just a Thought: Are you ceremonial, or spiritual?

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Posted: mar. 27, 2015 3:52 p.m. | Updated: mar. 29, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Telling your story: a Christian duty

Beside the Sea of Galilee and up from Tiberias lies the Kibbutz Ginosar. A kibbutz is an area in Israel rich in farmland and vegetation. Kibbutz communities rely on agriculture for their income, and much of the area’s fruits and vegetables come from these communities. The Kibbutz Ginosar is also known as the place for the “resurrection” of a 2000 year old fishing vessel which dates back to the first century. Known as the “Jesus boat,” this boat was probably in use for many decades on the Sea of Galilee, and was the kind of boat that Jesus and ...

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Posted: mar. 27, 2015 4:02 p.m. | Updated: mar. 29, 2015 3:00 a.m.

No longer strangers...

During my trip to Bethlehem, I had the pleasure of visiting the St. Nicolas Church, an Arab Christian congregation that sits on a side street just up the hill from the Angel Hotel. Behind the church in a small courtyard lie tombs of past leaders of the church. The graves are surrounded with flowers and marked with names and a picture, reminding all who visit this small churchyard of the faithfulness of these beloved leaders.

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Posted: mar. 07, 2015 2:52 p.m. | Updated: mar. 08, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Just a thought: Express yourself

Have you ever had a need, but couldn’t express it?

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Posted: mar. 07, 2015 2:55 p.m. | Updated: mar. 08, 2015 4:00 a.m.

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