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Wearing a Mask - a Timely Insight

Thou Shalt Wear a Mask – A Timely Insight

Thou Shalt Wear a Mask  Here we are in the middle, or peak, of a global pandemic, the likes of which no one living on our planet has ever seen before. In four or five or six weeks (anyone else losing track?) time, we've adjusted from going to staying, from out to in, and from carefree to way, way, way careful. This week, masks become mandatory in Dallas, and while I'm ready, I must say that I am so very glad Moses wasn't instructed to inscribe an 11th commandment on his tablets of stone: Thou shalt wear a mask.
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Bestselling Books by Texas Pastors

Bestselling Books By Favorite Texas Pastors

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Texans love their churches. Many of us have grown up going to church, and we still love to go. We’re passionate about the worship, excited about the message, and proud of the pastors who lead us. They are great leaders, faithful servants and really good authors, whose writings make lots of

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Seeing Life as a Daring Adventure



Isn't it interesting that Helen Keller was such a visionary, though she went through life without being able to see? We can learn a lot from a woman like that. Years after her time on this earth, Ms. Keller's words are still encouraging people to see life as a daring adventure. An Ailment of the Eyes Recently, I came down with an old fashioned case of the dreaded pink eye. Otherwise known medically as conjunctivitis, the symptoms of this ailment include several annoying things, like redness, itchiness, and waking

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5 Good Reasons to Visit a Church You’ve Never Been to Before

Are you moving to a new city or simply finding yourself in the need of a fresh start? Where we worship is an important decision, and it may take a few uncomfortable moments to figure out. But there's no real way around it. If you're going to go to church, you have to be a visitor in the beginning. Don't let the fear of being new hold you back. Here are 5 good reasons to visit a church you've never been to before. New Beginnings Several years ago, in the time between our 4th and 6th moves, I was speaking regularly to women's

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#25 – Lamentations 3:22-23 – Because of the Lord’s Great Love

Dear Grandparent:  This is #25 in a series of 66 Bible Faith-building Bible Verses to Memorize With Your Grandchildren. The thread that weaves itself through these verses, one from each book of the Bible, is designed to create a heart of strong faith in you and your grandchild as you commit them to memory together.  May God add his blessing to every word.  THE VERSE Lamentations 3:22-23  Because of the Lord's great love, we are not consumed. His compassions never fail; his mercies are new every morning. Great is your

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#24 – Jeremiah 29:11 – The Plans I Have For You

Dear Grandparent:  This is #24 in a series of 66 Bible Faith-building Bible Verses to Memorize With Your Grandchildren. The thread that weaves itself through these verses, one from each book of the Bible, is designed to create a heart of strong faith in you and your grandchild as you commit them to memory together.  May God add his blessing to every word.  THE VERSE Jeremiah 29:11  For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  THE

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Complete List of 66 Faith-Building Bible Verses to Memorize With Your Grandchildren

Dear Grandparent:  This is a complete list of 66 faith-building Bible verses that I'm memorizing with my granddaughter. The whole idea was born out of my desire to leave behind the ultimate spiritual legacy inside the heart of my first grandchild and any who might follow after her. But don't get the wrong idea. I was a very reluctant grandmother. In fact, I went into it kicking and screaming like some kind of spoiled two year-old.  Here's the story of the 66 verses that pitched me off the pity train and placed me onto the right

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#23 – Isaiah 9:6 – The Qualities of Jesus

Dear Grandparent:  This is #23 in a series of 66 Bible Faith-building Bible Verses to Memorize With Your Grandchildren. The thread that weaves itself through these verses, one from each book of the Bible, is designed to create a heart of strong faith in you and your grandchild as you commit them to memory together.  May God add his blessing to every word.  THE VERSE Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be upon his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,

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#22 – Song of Solomon 5:1 – Eat, O Friends, and Drink

Dear Grandparent:  This is #22 in a series of 66 Bible Faith-building Bible Verses to Memorize With Your Grandchildren. The thread that weaves itself through these verses, one from each book of the Bible, is designed to create a heart of strong faith in you and your grandchild as you commit them to memory together.  May God add his blessing to every word.  THE VERSE Song of Solomon 5:1 Eat, O friends, and drink; drink your fill, O lovers. THE STORY Let's refresh our memories about Solomon, the writer of this book of the Bible.

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#21 – Ecclesiastes 12:13 – Now All Has Been Heard

Dear Grandparent:  This is #21 in a series of 66 Bible Faith-building Bible Verses to Memorize With Your Grandchildren. The thread that weaves itself through these verses, one from each book of the Bible, is designed to create a heart of strong faith in you and your grandchild as you commit them to memory together.  May God add his blessing to every word.  THE VERSE Ecclesiastes 12:13 Now, all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.  THE

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