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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

Taylor-Made Religion or Relationship?

  Please don’t ask me how many religions there are in the world? I bet there as many as there are opinions of who God is and how to we can get our ticket to Heaven. Religion really is technically a man-made enterprise so, consider that before you put your whole faith in one. It reminds me of a skit called The Religion Store by a … Continue reading Taylor-Made Religion or Relationship?

Dirty Camel Knees

  “It is by grace we are saved…not of works lest any man should boast.” Ephesians 2: 8-9   Camels may be smelly, stubborn and, boisterous but they are dependable. If you need an animal that will get you across some arid places, the camel is your friend, just watch out they spit. These odd-looking creatures are usually loaded with cargo when traveling. There are … Continue reading Dirty Camel Knees

These Boots Were Made for Walking

  “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news.”                                                                 Romans 10:15   In Memory of Officer Lesley Zerebny   We walked on a dirt path to Lesley’s memorial. It was … Continue reading These Boots Were Made for Walking

Awesome Blossom

“As for man, his days are like grass, he flourishes like a flower of the field.”                                                                      Psalm 103:15   Grandpa was a gardener. I loved walking in his backyard. No matter … Continue reading Awesome Blossom

Audacious Grace (How Sweet the Sound)

“(They) continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus and much grace was upon them all.”                                                                                      Acts 4:33   C.S. Lewis … Continue reading Audacious Grace (How Sweet the Sound)

All Through the Night

(I am beginning my Masters class so I am digging in the vaults and found some old stories that I would like to share, like this one.)   “Where is God my maker who gives songs in the night?” Job 35:10 Here I am again. It’s after 2am and I’m on duty. My baby daughter who is about 9 months old is awake. I have … Continue reading All Through the Night