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Longing for Him


Dear Faith Family, But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself. (Philippians 3:20-21) There he was perched on an oak limb just above the deck in our back yard. I heard that they had been seen in th...

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The Same Just Different

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Dear Faith Family, For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body Jews or Greeks, slaves or free and all were made to drink of one Spirit. (1 Corinthians 12:12-13) One of these things is not like the othersOne of these things just do...

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I Don't Understand

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Dear Faith Family, And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:7) I don't understand. Let me back up. Yesterday was a good day. A long day, but a good day. Last night I was tired. As Chuck Swindoll would say, "a good tired". Finally at home, I removed wallet, keys, watch and ring at my de...

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Waiting Patiently for Him


Dear Faith Family, Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices! (Psalm 37:7) Anybody else struggle with patience? Like when a 2-hour trip takes 4 hours? Like when you were ready early and the rest of the family, let's just say, not so much? Like when the commercials...

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A Fish Dish


Dear Faith Family, When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and ate; and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate, Genesis 3:6. Microwaves were the latest and greatest. So like any wise husband-to-be, I purchased one for my wife-to-be. Incl...

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Real Imitation


Dear Faith Family, Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. (Ephesians 5:1-2) Etched in my mind is a picture of my little girl when she was only a year or two old. She was standing in her cute little onesie outfit in my shoes. My saddle loafers were nearl...

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Dear Faith Family, I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in Me and I in Him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. (John 15:5) So, it's on an inlet in the Meadowland of Scull Bay in Linwood, New Jersey. East Seaview Avenue dead ends onto Seaview Dock. Well, for most people, it dead ends. But for three young brothers and their...

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I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means

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Dear Faith Family, The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. (Psalm 23:1) She said it again! "I need one of those." In front of her on the shelf at the grocery store is an organic, "healthy", chocolate bar. That's when I responded like a sophomore (a wise fool): "Need?" An innocent question, right? That's when I begin my descent in to trouble. I tell her: "You keep usin...

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Expect the Unexpected


Dear Faith Family, He said to them, "Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some." So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in, because of the quantity of fish. (John 21:6) I didn't see that coming! Have you ever made such a pronouncement? Some years ago, I discovered a cocoon in the shrubbery surrounding our home. Intrigued, I harve...

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Slip Sliding Away


Dear Faith Family Friends, And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. (Matthew 8:26). Have you ever disregarded what you know to be true and lived to regret it? (At this point you may be experiencing the internal conflict of do I dare continue reading? This isn't going to end well. Or, I ca...

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