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      "So give the order for the tomb to be made secure until the third day. Otherwise, his disciples may come and steal the body and tell the people that he has been raised from the dead. This last deception will be worse than the first." (Matthew 27:64) Erik Weisz was born in Budapest on April 24, 1874
    • An Unexpected Role
      An Unexpected Role by Leslea Wahl This book is a must read! Josie thought she was escaping her problems when she left for South Carolina, but her troubles were about to get a lot worse.  When her Aunt Lily brings up the string of thefts happening around the island, Josie should have hopped on
      “We may throw the dice, but the LORD determines how they fall.” (Proverbs 16:33) Images of tiny green men, rainbows with pots of gold, and lucky shamrocks are all symbolic of St. Patrick’s Day celebrated internationally each March 17. Although he was not Irish, he was one of the most successful mis
      “Yet true godliness with contentment is itself great wealth. After all, we brought nothing with us when we came into the world, and we can't take anything with us when we leave it.” (1 Timothy 6:6-7) Conceiving a life full of money, wealth, and power in the midst of the Great Depression - an unempl
      "If I were you, I would go to God and present my case to him. He does great things too marvelous to understand. He performs countless miracles.” (Job 5:8-9) On March 3, 1887, two ladies met and changed each other’s lives forever. The older of the two, Johanna Mansfield Sullivan, was born to illiter
    • ILLUSION by Frank Peretti
      Frank Peretti is one of my favorite authors, and he didn't disappoint with "Illusion." The story is about Dane Collins, a retired magician who loses his wife of forty years in a horrendous car accident.  He's struggling with his grief when he encounters Eloise Kramer, a budding new magician who s
      “Yes, we are fully confident, and we would rather be away from these earthly bodies, for then we will be at home with the Lord.” (2 Corinthians 5:8) February 21, 2018 was the date that William Franklin Graham Jr. entered his eternal home. Known simply as Billy Graham, the man who came to be referre
      “As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.” (Proverbs 27:17) February 13, 1831 was the birthdate of John Aaron Rawlins, a man who could have easily made little of his life. However, he overcame an impoverished family background and limited education. Rawlins became known as a self-made
      The LORD says, "I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you. (Psalm 32:8) On a cold, rainy morning of February 11, 1861, one day before his 52nd birthday, President-elect Abraham Lincoln boarded a two-car private train loaded with his family’s belongi
      “So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them…”(Genesis 1:27) He suffered from depression for many years and underwent psychiatric treatment. Married three times, his personal relationships were described by some as troubled. Defined as a nervous man who contemp
      "This is the new covenant I will make with my people on that day, says the LORD: I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds." (Hebrews 10:16) Over a century ago on January 25, 1915, Alexander Graham Bell spoke on a telephone call from New York City to his former assist
      “For the fool speaks folly, and his heart is busy with iniquity, to practice ungodliness, to utter error concerning the Lord, to leave the craving of the hungry unsatisfied, and to deprive the thirsty of drink.” (Isaiah 32:6) He suffered from depression throughout much of his life. At the age of 12
    • The Field Trip
      "The Field Trip" by Greg Elsasser This spectacular novel is packed with action and suspense.  There is also a healthy dose of humor.  In the very first scene, Chasen Derrick is hired by Dysart Academy to teach English.  He can't see why the school wants him so much, or why they're offering him su
      “Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.” (Ephesians 3:20) In January of 1815, the War of 1812 was not going well for the United States. When we remember Andrew Jackson’s role in the conflict known as t
    • Moving From Broken to Beautiful Through Grief
      "Moving From Broken to Beautiful Through Grief" by Yvonne Ortega When I heard that my son had cancer for the third time, my attitude wasn't very good.  I was angry with God and Satan and everyone who annoyed me in the slightest.  So when I found this book was available to me, I decided to read it
       “God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.” (James 1:12) I once heard a story about a man who was shipwrecked. After the sole survivor reached a small, uninhabited island, he prayed for
    • TO BE CONTINUED . . .
      "And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." (Matthew 28:20) It’s that time of the season when many of us subscribe to the old adage, “Out with the old, in with the new.”  For many, it’s a chance to have an imaginary clean slate. I don’t know about you, but for the most part - I l
    • The Christ's Day
      Today is Christmas day or Christ's Day which we have waited a long time. Christmas is Emmanuel meaning God is with us. Christmas is the love that God promised to redeem us fallen humanity in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:15) in a form of a human baby Jesus Christ born in the manger a little over
      “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.” (Isaiah 7:14) It was Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year. I was checking online for the prices of TV’s, trying to make a decision if I had the best price o
      “Now I commend you because you remember me in everything and maintain the traditions  even as I delivered them to you.” (I Corinthians 11:2) There is probably no holiday that highlights the practice of tradition more than Christmas.  One family saves their Christmas tree following the season. As th