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“All to Jesus I surrender; All to Him I freely give; I will ever love and trust Him, In His presence daily live.” (From the song “I Surrender All” Van De Venter/Weeden 1896, Public Domain) Inspiring, isn’t it?  Whenever I hear this grand, old song it nearly always carries my heart to finer heights than […]

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This scenario may seem a bit exaggerated, but that is exactly what Hannah endured.  Eli allowed his sons to run wild, without rebuke.   They were having sex with women when they brought sacrifices to the temple.  Eli did accuse Hanna of being drunk, but when she explained why she was praying, Eli blessed her.  […]

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“Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” (Matt 5:48 KJV) When I was a young believer this verse in Matthew was often quoted to indicate what my goals should be, and I naively assumed that now that I was saved, I must also be perfect. “Perfect” seemed to […]

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By Nellie Martin So many times in life we feel inadequate; our past hanging in the back of our mind and our flaws focusing in on us like a sharp shooter.  Some days we feel beautiful and some days we do not.  This roller coaster of emotions drives us crazy and we wonder, “Will I […]

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Kayla went into the dressing room with four dresses to try on.  She thought to herself, “Why do I even bother?”  The realization of the weight gain had hit her square in the face that morning, as her husband spouted off another rude comment about how big she was getting.  He didn’t have to remind […]

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“Oh, sacred Head now wounded, with grief and shame bowed down Now scornfully surrounded with thorns, Thine only crown. Oh sacred Head, what glory, what bliss till now was Thine! Yet though despised and gory, I joy to call Thee mine. What Thou my Lord has suffered was all for sinners gain. Mine, mine was […]

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