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Love Shine

By Don Doran / a couple of years ago

Good morning! What a precious day God has blessed us with. As a parent I love my children and grandchildren without reservation. It doesn’t matter what they do, or for that matter, what they don’t do I will always love them. However, there are times when they have done something that has cause my love […]

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Why Percentages of Fruit?

By Don Doran / a couple of years ago

A few weeks ago I was reading the story in Mark 4 as Jesus told of the four types of soils. There was the wayside, the stony, the thorny and the good ground. We have all read this parable many times, I am sure. What caught my attention, in fact I poised it as a […]

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The Potters Wheel

By Don Doran / a couple of years ago

I have came across several things this morning that have me thinking about the potter and the clay. God spoke to Jeremiah and uses the potter as an example of God molding our lives. If you have ever watched a potter work with clay on a wheel it is amazing. I have had the opportunity […]

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Knot in the Rope

By Don Doran / a couple of years ago

Knot in the Rope Have you ever felt you had come to the place where something has got to change? That your soul had to be rescued? “My soul fainteth for thy salvation: but I hope in thy word. Mine eyes fail for thy word, saying, When wilt thou comfort me?” Ps 119:81-82 There are times […]

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Who Gets the Spoils?

By Don Doran / a couple of years ago

Who Gets the Spoils? Good morning! It has been a while since I have visited with you and I have missed it. Have you heard the expression, “to the winner goes the spoils?” That means whoever wins gets the treasure. “Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy […]

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Appetite for Righteousness

By Don Doran / a couple of years ago

I left home a week after my high school graduation to evangelize. My first venture for an extended time away. The first home I was in the pastor’s wife made a wonderful meal and one of the vegetables was squash. I did not like squash but remembered my father’s admonition, “If they cook it, you […]

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Hurry!! There’s A Deadline!

By Susan Niswonger / a couple of years ago

This morning as the fog was slowly replaced by conscious thought, I remembered something I had been meaning to get to all week.  It suddenly hit me, I am a PROCRASTINATOR.  According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, a procrastinator is someone who intentionally puts off doing something that should be done.  According to my daughter-in-law, Jenesa, “It’s […]

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Pressure Cooker Moments!

By Don Doran / a couple of years ago

Have you ever had one of those “pressure cooker moments.”  What do you do when the pressure is on? What is your reaction or course of action? Do you change who you are? Do you buckle under the pressure? “Many are my persecutors and mine enemies; yet do I not decline from thy testimonies. I beheld […]

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Potter’s House 2

By Don Doran / a couple of years ago

I am not artsy by any stretch of the imagination. I might be considered a bit crafty, but never artsy. However, I do know this, anytime an artist begins a project he has a starting point. That starting point is in his mind. He begins to envision what it is he wants to create. He […]

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Write a Message on the Bottom of Your Shoe!

By Don Doran / a couple of years ago

Several years ago, actually about 3 decades back, my wife and I were at a concert and a song was sang by the group that stuck in my mind. I was able to find the song online, let me share the words with you; You’re about to hear a truth that will loose you from […]

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