Monthly Archives: December, 2012

Forever

Forever is a long, long, long time.  In fact, it is without end.  Synonyms include:  perpetual, everlasting, eternal, ceaseless, and evermore. Why am I venturing into this subject? Well, because a commercial on television is irritating me.  Publishers Clearing House is promoting their yearly babble about the annual prize.  They are calling it the “forever” …

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The Heritage Foundation

My state representative, Todd Rokita, just introduced me to a Heritage Foundation weblog called, “The Morning Call” and I liked it.  Common sense prevails throughout the blog.  Since I am really not very technology smart, I couldn’t see how to reblog it. I recommend that you visit http://heritage.org From there one can find the facebook …

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The Gift of Time

In a few days we will take down our 2012 calendars and put away our 2012 day planners.  All of the technology will move our cell phones and computers forward to 2013 without a single motion from us.  It is already to change because a smart programmer thought ahead—of time. I looked for credit to …

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What’s in a Name?

When a family experiences the birth of a baby, one of the first questions asked is “What did they name the baby?”  Our names are personal and belong to only us.  Sometimes a name comes from a long family line of names, sometimes from an admired person in history or the Bible, or sometimes it …

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What Happens When Children Die?

With the permission of Johnny Pope, a pastor in Houston, TX, I am posting his recent Facebook post in regard to the death of children.  Many times since last Friday, Dec. 14, I have thought about the ordered killings of children under two-years old by King Herod.  Pastor Pope gives us hope from the Bible …

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Christmas at Harringtons: Book Review

Each Christmas season I like to read one or two novellas with a Christian/Christmas theme.  My first selection this year was Christmas at Harringtons, and I did enjoy it.  Here are my thoughts on it, and why I think those of you who enjoy a good story might enjoy it also. Christmas at Harringtons By …

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Originally posted on Morning Story and Dilbert:
Vintage DilbertNovember 10, 2010 The year our youngest daughter, Shelly, was four, she received an unusual Christmas present from “Santa.” She was the perfect age for Christmas, able to understand the true meaning of the season, but still completely enchanted by the magic of it. Her innocent joyfulness…

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Women of Christmas II

                      The Women of Christmas Elisabeth, Mary, Anna Mary, the mother of Jesus Primary Scripture references:  Matthew 1,2; 12, 46-50; 13:55; Mark 3:31-35 Luke 1, 2; 8:19,20  John 2:1-11; 7:5; 19:25-27; Acts 1:14 Mary was a person with depth of character and strong inner strength …

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Originally posted on Morning Story and Dilbert:
Vintage DilbertJanuary 7, 2002 Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish wolfhound named Belker. The dog’s owners, Ron, his wife, Lisa, and their little boy, Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle. I examined Belker and…

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Three Women of Christmas, Part I

Elisabth, Mary, Anna Elisabth, mentor and friend, Read Luke 1 Luke chapter 1 has 80 verses so it is not a quick read.  As you read it, however, you will be able to observe the following five things. Elizabeth understood friendship. She treated family as friends graciously and did not take them for granted. Elisabth …

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