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  By     G.P. Avants     “Because of the increase in wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved. And this Gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world…then the end will come.”                                              Matthew 24: 12-14   Okay, you know the debate rages about reading a book and seeing the … Continue reading , – spaces & margins

Love of a Home

By G. P. Avants   “If you love someone you will be loyal to him no matter what the cost.”                                                          1 Corinthians 13: 7     Momma always said treat others The way you want to be … Continue reading Love of a Home

Who I Call Friend

  “But I have called you friends…”  John 15:15    This short poem was written years ago after I learned that friendships come in all shapes and sizes. I had often seen friendships come and go and it wore on my heart. However, something my mom said stuck with me that day. She said, “If you have one true friend in your lifetime you have … Continue reading Who I Call Friend

The Net


By G. P. Avants   He lay down a cord, A strong earthy rope, Soiled yet, smelling Of Heavenly places. They looked at Him As he motioned for them, To lay down The cords They all possessed. Their cords were slim Fragile, compared To His. Yet, He assured them It would work. The secret Was to bind their lines To the unbreakable one. The found … Continue reading The Net


We Have a Problem

“Therefore prepare your minds for action…”
                                        I Peter 1:13 Do you remember the movie about the real Apollo 13 mission? I think we have all heard or seen examples from this story. There was a problem: These three astronauts had an accident in space and they were in danger. The solution: Find a way to get them home. Here’s what I loved about that … Continue reading We Have a Problem

Mi Casa es Su Casa

“If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him and will come to him and make our home with him.” John 14: 23 Mi casa is su casa-my house is your house. Have you ever had anyone tell you that before? That’s a generous offer. You’re basically making yourself at home at somebody else’s expense. Is that how I treat … Continue reading Mi Casa es Su Casa

Giddinessness


“Surely then you will find delight in the Almighty and will lift up your face to God.” Job 22: 26 Have you ever stopped and pondered about how a couple had the courage to first hold hands or share their first kiss? There is a giddiness that defines the early relationship that will never be the same, or can it? I have heard that relationships … Continue reading Giddinessness