Category Archives: Scripture Study

Shall We Gather At the River

Each year my church family gathers at the Jumping Pound River for what has become our yearly summer picnic and Baptismal service.  Several of our church family are baptised and although every baptism is celebrated, being baptised in a clear-running, icy, mountain stream … Continue reading

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Finding Joy NOT Happiness in the Lord (6)

Today we end our series on Finding Joy NOT Happiness in the Lord.  I pray that this six-part series has touched your heart in some way and has indeed brought you closer to finding JOY in the Lord. We talked … Continue reading

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Finding Joy NOT Happiness in the Lord (5)

So now we come to the practical application side of this series and why I titled it: Finding J0y NOT Happiness in the Lord. Although there are many great books written on JOY, these two have been particularly impacting on … Continue reading

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25 Encouraging Bible Verses for the Loss of a Pet

There is great debate amongst Bible scholars whether or not animals will go to heaven.  Questions arise whether or not animals and pets have a “spirit”, and whether or not animals have a “soul”.  The main question I was recently … Continue reading

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PTL (Praise the Lord)

I was listening to one of my compilation CD’s the other day and the classic country song, “Make the World Go Away” came on.  I am revealing a lot about myself here, but I do occasionally like to listen to … Continue reading

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Storing Up Treasures

I always thought that Matthew 6:19-21 was more a passage about greed and focusing on the attainment of wealth.  I suppose it does allude to that to some degree, but I was challenged recently to look at that particular passage … Continue reading

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“God Will Never Give You More Than You Can Handle.” – Hogwash!!

Just today I saw one of those wonderfully spiritual memes with the caption: “God will never give you more than you can handle.”  It was posted by a well-meaning Facebook friend who meant to uplift and encourage someone who was obviously going through a … Continue reading

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Femme Fatales

Queen Vashti, for all intents and purposes, was the most beautiful woman in all of Persia.  She was married to the powerful King Xerxes who denied her nothing.  She had all the clothes, jewellery, and riches that any woman could ever want … Continue reading

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It is Written – A Journey Through the New Testament (6)

On the 24th my family will celebrate the birth of the Christ Child once again.  The tradition has been that we attend the Christmas Eve service at our church, then come home and feast on a turkey dinner.  Another tradition is my … Continue reading

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It is Written – A Journey Through the New Testament (5)

I have worked with youth as a teacher and in my church most of my adult life.  It has been such a privilege for me to walk alongside many of these young people over the years.  I have watched many … Continue reading

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