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Appetite for Righteousness

By Don Doran / 10 months 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 / 10 months 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 / 10 months 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 / 10 months 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 / 10 months 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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Give Him Your Burdens

By Don Doran / 10 months ago

Have you ever had a load that was more than you could carry? You started out all right but along the way it just got heavier until you couldn’t go any further? My dad told me a story of when he was in the military. They were on a long march and being non-combatant he didn’t […]

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We Get What We Give

By Don Doran / 10 months ago

There is an old saying, “What you see is what you get!” However, Jesus said it differently, “What you give is what you get!” “Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.” Matt 5:7 If we are on the “hot seat” we are sure to want mercy. Yet the real question is how we act when someone […]

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You Can Have The Cookie Later!

By Susan Niswonger / 10 months ago

“Mo, mo,” a little voice pleaded, through the cookie Caleb had just shoved past his crumb-ringed lips.  It is so hard for this Grandma to resist his requests, especially when accompanied by the cutest little smile you have ever seen.  I gathered all my resolve and answered, “Not now Caleb, wait until after lunch.”  The […]

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Been taken for granted?

By Lynne Conley / 10 months ago

Been taken for granted? Been taken for granted? Imagine how God feels. We all have distractions in our everyday lives. God’s people don’t always sing in the midst of trials. There are times that we have to have faith that God will see us through. Many times we have said “God where are you? What […]

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Umbrella of Protection and Power Part 1

By Don Doran / 11 months ago

Every one of us should have a desire have more power with God and to come under His protection. Several years ago, God impressed upon my mind the importance of having this type of a relationship with Him. I want to have a relationship of protection and power with God. I called it “The Umbrella […]

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