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Before the Beginning of Time

Genesis 1: 1 “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” John 1: 1, 14 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” Before the beginning of time and the creation of the heavens and the earth, There was God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, God designed a plan for saving the souls of man …

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The Tower of the Flock

Luke 2: 8-20 “And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you …

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My Special Delight

Ps 63: 1-3 “O God, You are my God; early will I seek You; my soul thirsts for You; My flesh longs for You in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water. So I have looked for You in the sanctuary, to see Your power and Your glory because Your lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise You.” For many years now, there has been one thing in particular that delights my soul. Sometimes it comes and goes in an instant and other times it lingers for awhile so I may enjoy its presence. I am …

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The Pelican

Genesis 1: 21 “So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that moves, with which the waters abounded, according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.” Pelicans are magnificent birds and are made by our Creator with a bill-tip for catching large fish.  When catching this size fish, the pelican will toss it up in the air and slid it into his gullet head-first.  Schools of fish are caught at once as the bird scoops them up into its large throat pouch.  Before swallowing the fish, the …

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Spider Web

Early one morning as I was walking down the road, my eye caught a glimpse of a spider web glistening in the morning light. The dew was still on the web making it sparkle in the sunlight and making it appear as if it was made of diamonds. It was so beautiful, I quickly snapped a photo as it hang between two barbed wires on the fence. It was as if, the spider delicately and intricately had planned every detail of this magnificent feat. It was strong enough to with stand the wind as the it blew to and fro …

The Palm Tree

There stands a solitary palm tree on a narrow strip of land on the bank of the Choctawhatchee Bay. This tree is short in statute and rather than standing tall as trees are intended to do, this tree leans over. So bent over is this tree, it is hard to believe that it can remain standing. It seems to defy gravity. But somehow it remains standing. Somewhere along the way, as a young tree, it was blown over by a strong wind perhaps during a hurricane or just a constant strong wind blowing in from the sea. Somehow its roots …

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The Kangaroo

During my trip to Australia, I had a personal encounter with several kangaroos. These were not wild kangaroos which can be dangerous and mean but gentle ones in a tourist attraction much like a petting zoo. There must have been twenty or thirty of them resting, sleeping or just curious as to why tourists were invading their space. One of the momma kangaroos or as the Australians say “Mum” kangaroo had a baby in her pouch. The little baby had a large head as you can see from the picture and must have been about ready to be out of …

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The Hummingbird Moth

Gen 1: 21 “So God created…” I was out in my yard one spring day taking photos of the flowers and butterflies and came upon a tiny creature I had never seen. There were about five or six of these little “critters” busily gathering nectar from the marigolds. I had never seen anything quite like them before and at first I thought it might be a baby hummingbird but then I noticed his body resembled the body of a bumblebee. The wings were different-dark around the edges but transparent in the middle. I later, after an Internet search, discovered this …

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The Coming Messiah

    Christmas is a celebration of the birth of Jesus the promised Messiah.  We often get so busy “doing” Christmas that we forget its real purpose and the very reason for the season.  It is not about Christmas trees or buying presents or receiving them.  For Christians, Christmas should be focused on the birth of Jesus.  It should be a joyful expression of what we believe. So what is it that we believe?  Do Christians think more about the commercial aspects of the Christmas season or do we know what, why and in whom we belief?  We don’t really …

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Faith Joseph’s Story

  You remember Joseph’s story, don’t you?  For details and to jog your memory, read Joseph’s story in Genesis 37-50.  Joseph was the older of two sons born to Rachael and Jacob. Joseph’s birth was the long awaited child of Jacob’s most loved wife Rachael. Rachael had been barren for many long years, while her sister Leah produced many sons for Jacob. Two sisters married to the same man. Talk about sibling rivalry! As the story goes, Joseph was the favorite child of Jacob and received preferential treatment from his father. Jacob even gave Joseph a very special coat to …

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Faith In The Pit

        Genesis 37: 18-24 “They saw him from afar, and before he came near to them they conspired against him to kill him. They said to one another, “Here comes this dreamer.  Come now, let us kill him and throw him into one of the pits. Then we will say that a fierce animal has devoured him, and we will see what will become of his dreams.” But when Reuben heard it, he rescued him out of their hands, saying, “Let us not take his life.” And Reuben said to them, “Shed no blood; throw him into this …

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Faith Trials and Tribulations

          Joseph had his share of trials. I can’t think of many who experienced as many bad things as Joseph. He was hated by his brothers, thrown into an empty pit, sold into slavery, shackled in irons where he was taken to a foreign land, bought by Potiphar to serve in his household, falsely accused of rape by Potiphar’s wife, thrown into prison to be released at the pleasure of Pharaoh and brought before Pharaoh to interpret two dreams that Pharaoh’s greatest wise men could not interpret. All of these happened to him in a time …