Dipping into the Community Pool: December 9

This week’s collection offers articles on smartphone addiction, a reading challenge for 2018, Joni, and sleep depravation.  Also, we’ve included a link where you can keep tabs on Dr. Sproul’s breathing issues as you pray for him.  Have a great weekend! Update on Dr. R.C. Sproul’s health You can keep up-to-date on Dr. Sproul’s health […]

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Advent: Picture of Humility

[ Previous:  Advent: Fulfillment of a Promise ] Would we have known what true humility looked like if Jesus had come to earth in regal robes rather than swaddling clothes, in the splendor of a palace rather than stench of a stable? Perhaps the Apostle Paul would have instructed us to follow the example of Moses, […]

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Cheeky: Impudently Amusing

This week’s photo challenge word is “cheeky.”  This one took a little more thought, but the first thing that came to mind was that cheeky little engine Percy.  Lots of children in my life, what can I say. The Cheeky Engine     A Cheeky Frog in Charleston, SC     A Cheeky Ringed Bill […]

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An Amazing Journey

A simple shoebox. A simple shoebox filled with small gifts. A simple shoebox filled with small gifts that results in evangelism and discipleship of unreached peoples around the world. Each December, a group from our church volunteers time to the Samaritan’s Purse servicing center where we inspect donated shoeboxes and prepare them for international shipping. […]

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Advent: Fulfillment of a Promise

[ Previous:  Advent: Making His Blessings Flow ] A few weeks before we moved out of South Florida, I injured by foot and was rendered immobile. So a dear friend did what any caring friend would do—she cooked dinner for our family. We tried, we really did, but we simply couldn’t swallow any of the food […]

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Dipping Into the Community Pool: December 2

As usual, there are a lot of helpful and encouraging articles to read this week.  Also, we are enjoying Paul David Tripp’s Advent readings from his new book, which you can click on below to purchase. Stop Acting Like Technology Holds You Hostage “So, enough with the silly idea that every technological advance is set […]

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Advent: Making His Blessings Flow

How suitable for our understanding that the Bread of Life should be born in the House of Bread (Bethlehem). How stunning that the Treasure of infinite value should be dressed in the earthen vessel of humanity and wrapped in swaddling clothes, laid in a feeding trough. “I am the living bread that came down from […]

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Serene: Calm, Peaceful, Untroubled, Tranquil

Serene. What a perfect photo challenge as a prelude to the busy Christmas season!   Barnardsville, North Carolina Dillingham, North Carolina Weaverville, North Carolina Weaverville, North Carolina Daufuskie Island, South Carolina Ripley’s Gatlinburg Aquarium, North Carolina Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give […]

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Making an Advent Wreath

Christmas trees arrived in our area at the end of October. Is it my imagination or does it get earlier every year? As Brian and I were selecting a Thanksgiving turkey, another shopper looked at us and said, “Is that Christmas music they’re playing?” We perked up our ears and, sure enough, a voice over […]

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Dipping into the Community Pool: November 25

There’s been many good articles posted this week.  I hope you’ll take a little time out of your busy holiday weekend to be encouraged in the faith. More than Inspirational “Joni Eareckson Tada’s half-century as a quadriplegic and a disabilities advocate is far more than a story of human endurance. It’s a Christ-exalting example of […]

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