August 2012

Abide with Me

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Surely the Savior knew from an early age the path that lie ahead of Him, yet He was not discouraged or dismayed. He went about doing good and filled His life, and the lives of others, with joy and happiness. I am inspired by the story of Reverend Henry Lyte. Henry’s father abandoned the family […]

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Jesus Once was a Little Child

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The Bible contains a single verse describing the Savior´s childhood, “And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.” – Luke 2:40 I could imagine Mary looking on while her Son played with his brothers and sisters (Matt. 13:55-56). I could see Joseph smiling […]

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I Would Gather Thee…

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Parable O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! – Matthew 23:37 I Would Gather Thee (Biblical) On the night before Jesus was crucified, […]

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He Is There

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How fitting that one of His most devout disciples was the first to see him after He had risen. Mary Magdalene knew Him well. She had followed Him throughout His ministry and loved Him deeply, yet in her grief she didn’t recognize Him. Was it her tears that blurred her recognition? Perhaps it took a […]

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The Hope of Every Parent

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The Lord gave a parable of a man whose younger son took his inheritance and then wasted it foolishly. Hungry and penniless the prodigal decided that even being a servant in his father’s house was better than his current condition, and so began the long journey home. As I read this parable, I wondered why […]

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For All Mankind

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I wrote in an earlier post about my trip to Africa, and how it changed my life. Because the experience was so personal I expected the paintings from my time there would not have wide appeal… I was wrong. I am overwhelmed by the number of people I meet who feel about Africa the way […]

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