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Eater love

He is risen! He is risen, indeed! That is the triumphant shout we will hear in churches around the world on Easter Sunday Morning. Yes, we have a lot to shout about...the resurrection of our...

 

Joy to the world!

We are about to come to the end of an exciting time in the church year…Advent. Many Christian churches celebrate Advent four Sundays and weeks before Christmas. Advent means “coming” in Latin. This refers to the coming of Jesus into the world....

 

Beneath the wings of Jesus

As you read this, the official start of fall is just around the corner. The first frost, brisk winds and the crunch of autumn leaves beneath our feet can’t be far behind. As a young mother, I always felt the maternal instinct to gather my...

 
 By Jan Knicely    Community    May 29, 2015

O Lord, teach us to pray

I am sure most all of us have had times in our lives when we wondered if God was really hearing our prayers. There are so many life situations that can make us feel that way. Maybe a prayer, prayed for a long time seemingly goes unanswered, and even...

 

Love comes from God

Valentine’s Day is about over and hopefully we didn’t neglect to show the people we love and those around us how special they are to us and to God. It was easy for me to assure my family of my love for them. Each year they look forward to my...

 

Seek and you will find

Christmas Day is past and we are now into the 12 days of Christmas, which leads us to the church season of Epiphany on Jan. 6. Epiphany is traditionally celebrated as the time the Magi arrived to present gifts to the young Jesus. A favorite Epiphany...

 

Incredible love

Recently, we were blessed with the birth of our 13th great-grandchild … a sweet little baby girl. We have not yet met her nor will we be able to see her anytime soon. Distance makes it very difficult.  Yet, in spite of the distance, our hearts a...

 
 By Jan Knicely    Community    June 27, 2014

Faith and Freedom

I am sure most all of you have seen the poster or tee shirt that proclaims “Freedom isn’t Free!”. These words drive home an important message,  whether it pertains to the freedom we enjoy as an American or to our being set free as a...

 

Jesus Lives!

Alleluia! He is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia!  These shouts of praise and joy  will be heard throughout Christian churches on Easter morning.  Easter!  What a glorious time for Christians, as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and S...

 

One Perfect Love

Over the past few months, I have heard a couple of songs playing over the radio, that have caught my attention. Each of the songs carried the same theme. In the lyrics of one of the songs, a husband tells how, in spite of his sinfulness, his wife...

 
 By Jan Knicely    Community    May 4, 2013

Look for the good

As a little girl, I loved fairy-tales.  I always loved stories that had happy endings. However, real life is not a “happily every after” fairy-tale existence. Christians will live happily ever after when we are taken to our heavenly home, but...

 

Life without Jesus

Many of us are shaking our heads in disbelief at how quickly time passes! It seems only yesterday we were celebrating Christmas and New Year’s. Now, we are already into the Season of Lent and Valentine’s Day is behind us!!! How can that be? With...

 

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