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Movement Heals

Psalm 23 is one of the most well-known verses of the Bible. This is a common verse used for funerals yet it is not about death. If you notice in verse 4 which reads, Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. This verse is one of encouragement. We are to “walk through” the valley. Unfortunately, too many …

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When Tragedy Strikes

  I’m not sure how people survive the tragic death of a loved one without God. I’ve been one of the lucky ones who has never had to know that loss. And I pray I never do. Unfortunately, tragedy knows no age, skin color, or income. Poor as well as the rich know terrible loss. God never promised us a rose garden. In fact, He warned there would be hard times in Bible verses like …

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Dividing a Religion

Word has come that the Methodist Church might be divided because of the issue over gay clergy. This isn’t the first time the Methodist Church has split over a political issue. In 1844, the church split over the issue of slavery, some for, some against. You’re probably thinking this blog is going to be about whether I think this division is needed. However, I just want to point out that religions have split several times …

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Why January First?

Here we are, at another New Year. I can’t believe it’s 2020. Time passes so fast. But why was January 1 chosen as the first day of the year? Why not June 1 or September 1? It all has to do with Julius Caesar. In 45 B.C., New Years Day was celebrated for the first time based on what is now known at the Julian Calendar. Thanks to an astronomer who suggested Caesar follow the …

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A Bit of Yuletide Humor

I know we’re all about as stressed as we can be as it gets closer to Christmas, with the presents, the family, etc. All a bit busy to even think at times, so I thought you might enjoy a somewhat humorous rendition of the best selling single ever – White Christmas. That’s right, not just out of Christmas songs, but White Christmas is the best selling single ever released. I hope you enjoy this rendition …

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Pa Rum Pum Pum-Pum

I have a feeling the title of this week’s blog gave away the song we’ll be discussing. You’re right if you thought The Little Drummer Boy. I became a fan of this song after seeing the television special as a young girl. This song was written in 1941 by Katherine K. Davis, a composer interested in producing material for amateur choirs.  It became famous in 1958 when the song was recorded by the Harry Simeone …

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The Song that Paused a War

There are some songs that hit you right in the heart and will automatically make you smile. With its wonderful words about peace and goodwill, Silent Night is one of those songs. While the words were written in the 1700s, the music wasn’t composed until 1818 by Franz Xaver Gruber in Austria. This song has now been recorded over 700 times in the last 36 years. However, the real story that gets this song included …

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The Happiest Time of the Year

It’s Christmas. The season of giving and good cheer. It’s considered the happiest time of the year. And from the looks on the children’s faces, I agree. Some of that cheer comes from the songs played on the radio, in the stores, and in our own homes. Last year, I told of the history of two songs, Go Tell It on the Mountain and the Twelve Days of Christmas. This year, I thought I’d do …

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Being Truly Thankful

Thanksgiving is coming up on Thursday. Yes, already. This is a time to be thankful for all the things in our lives. While it’s good to remember our good health, the blessings of our children, the one thing we have a tendency to forget to be thankful for is God. If it weren’t for His love and grace, we wouldn’t have the peace in our lives that we do. Make sure this holiday that when …