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THOUGHT AND SCRIPTURE FOR THE WEEK

Joy is the banner which is flown from the castle of the heart when the King is in residence there.  Psalm 60:4 “Thou has given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth.  Selah”

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 Your cell phone has already replaced your camera, your calendar and your alarm clock.  Don’t let it replace your family.

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 GOD IS WAITING

Bud Paxson, co-founder of Home Shopping Network, was so busy building a television empire he didn’t realize his marriage was failing.  On Christmas Day, 1986, his wife told him she wanted a divorce.  Paxson was shocked and distressed.  His children insisted that he go with them on a planned vacation to Las Vegas.  In his hotel room, he picked up a Gideon Bible and read Romans 5:8 “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”  That night Paxson gave his heart to Jesus and was saved.  “I regret that I had to hit bottom before I was willing to listen to God,” Paxson said, “but I’m thankful God was there waiting for me.  The moment I put my faith in Jesus Christ, an overwhelming peace came over me.  I knew at that moment that God loved me.”

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TWO GARDENS

Submitted by Ann Bays

Picture this:  One weedy garden and one flower garden.  We seem to get stuck in the weedy garden of life – bad crowds, lost spiritual battles, attitudes of family and friends.  We stay in the “devil rut” worrying about this weedy garden.  Instead, go to the flower garden full of God-given beauty.  His blood and grace save us from our sins.  There is a beauty of growing closer to Him rather than being stuck in a rut.  Only God can open and close doors to set us free. Psalm 69:16 “Hear me, O LORD; for thy lovingkindness is good:  turn unto me according to the multitude of thy tender mercies.”

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OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES

Little Hattie, determined to give her hero full credit for his achievements, wrote the following on a history test:  “Abraham Lincoln was born February 12, 1809, in a log cabin he built himself.