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A Feast Unlike Any Other

You can’t imagine life without him. Seeing your dad scoop up your younger sister in his arms and smother her with kisses while she giggles with delight and pretends that she wants to get out of his clutches brings a smile to everyone’s face. Maybe it’s playing catch in the backyard or burrowing into his […]

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Dying Well

How will you die? Will you die well? “What silly questions to ask,” you say. And then you lose a loved one. Tragically. Or you receive the doctor’s report that you will not live as long as you expected, and your life comes to a screeching halt. Suddenly. Now you are forced to think about […]

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Did You Say Your Prayers Tonight? (2)

Now from the experience of being in the court room in front of an earthly judge, there are significant points to be considered, which I will do the best I can to describe. However, I am sure my words will fall far short of what they should be relating to God and his mercy and […]

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Did You Say Your Prayers Tonight? (1)

On August 2, 2007, the Lord took unto himself our beloved daughter Charity Hope Rus in an auto accident.   After Charity’s death I started to write down some of my thoughts, feelings, and experiences, into what I now would call my reflections on various events that unfolded before and after her death. It took me […]

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A Cloud of Witnesses

Editor’s Note: The following article introduces a temporary rubric called A Cloud of Witnesses. The content will include articles on important people and events in the history of the church. At this time we do not know how many articles will be included, since this is a work in progress, but we hope there will […]

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Facing Our Last Enemy

Death. What a dreaded word.  What havoc and fear such a small word raises!  Immediately the questions come. Who died, how did it happen, why, etc.?   Shock is the initial reaction, then denial of the truth, then as shock wears off, slowly acceptance and heart wrenching grief follows.  Death is our mortal enemy.  It severs […]

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In Loving Memory of Baby Brands

Farewell my precious little one, So soon your earthly time is done. Our many hopes and dreams for you Are softly fading from our view. Your calling proved to be much more great Than what we did anticipate. With no more sin to weigh you down, You’re now a jewel in God’s crown. Serving Him […]

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To Die is Gain

Often in this earthly life, We feel the touch of death. It brings to our remembrance How man is but a breath. When one we love is taken From their place here in this life, We feel the pain of sorrow Which cuts us like a knife. But when we think on our Savior, We […]

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Onward Christian Soldiers

“It is enough!” The mighty prophet of God now sits alone in the shade of a juniper tree a day’s journey into the wilderness of Beer-sheba, far from the danger that wicked Jezebel posed, and proclaims to his God that he is finished. He is no longer able to battle on and makes an ardent […]

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Victory in Christ

One moment on earth, the next in heaven, O what a change it must be! To close one’s eyes in this troubled world, In heaven, the Savior to see. One moment on earth, the next in heaven, All pain and discomfort are past; No sorrow for sin, no battles to win, True vict’ry has now […]

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