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O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?’
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But
thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus
1 Corinthians 15:55-57
we believe that God is Father, we also believe that such a
father’s hand will never cause his child a needless tear. We
may not understand life any better, but we will not resent life
BORN-AGAIN CHRISTIANS HOLD UNIVERSALIST VIEWS, BARNA FINDS
in four born-again Christians hold universalist thoughts when it
comes to salvation, according to a new Barna analysis of trend
data. Twenty-five percent of born-again Christians said all people
are eventually saved or accepted by God. A similar proportion,
26%, said a person’s religion does not matter because all
faiths teach the same lessons. And an even higher proportion, 40%,
of born-again Christians said they believe Christians and Muslims
worship the same God.
defined universalism as the belief that all human beings will
eventually be saved after death. The California-based research and
polling firm defines born-again Christians as people who have made
“a personal commitment to Jesus Christ that is still
important in their life today, and who believe they will go to
heaven after death because they confessed their sins and accepted
Jesus Christ as their savior.... Read this in full at
DAY OF PRAYER IS CONSTITUTIONAL
panel of the US court of appeals overturned a ruling April 14 that
previously found the law requiring the President to proclaim a
National Day of Prayer (www.NationalDayofPrayer.org) each year as
unconstitutional. The US Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit,
based in Chicago, ruled 3-0 that the Freedom From Religion
Foundation (FFRF) and its plaintiffs do not have standing to
continue their challenge of the 1952 congressional act declaring
an annual National Day of Prayer.
to the appeals court ruling, the proclamation imposes no
requirement on a person and therefore no one is hurt by a request
that can be declined. “Those who do not agree with a
president's statement may speak in opposition to it, they are not
entitled to silence the speech of which they disapprove,”
wrote the appeals court's chief judge Frank Easterbrook, who was
appointed by President Ronald Reagan.... Read this in full at
early Christian communities encouraged believers to engage in the
spiritual discipline of considering their own deaths—not in
order to create morbid fear, but to put this life in the proper
perspective. Memento mori, medieval monks would say to each other
in the hallways. "Remember your mortality," or, more
literally, "Remember you will die."
unaddressed is the bogeyman in the basement; it keeps us looking
over our shoulders and holds us back from entering joyously into
the days we are given. But death dragged out from the shadows and
held up to the light of the gospel not only loses its sting, it
becomes an essential reminder to wisely use the life we have.
we remember the mortality of those around us, they become more
valuable to us. Madeleine L'Engle once noted that when people die,
it is the sins of omission, rather than the sins of commission,
that haunt us. "If only I had called more," we lament.
Remembering a loved one's death before it happens can spur us into
the sort of action we won't regret later.... Read this in full at
live thus -- to cram today with eternity and not wait the next day
-- the Christian has learnt and continues to learn (for the
Christian is always learning) from the Pattern. How did He manage
to live without anxiety for the next day -- He who from the first
instant of His public life, when He stepped forward as a teacher,
knew how His life would end, that the next day was His
crucifixion; knew this while the people exultantly hailed Him as
King (ah, bitter knowledge to have at precisely that moment!),
knew, when they were crying, "Hosanna!", at His entry
into Jerusalem, that they would cry, "Crucify Him!", and
that it was to this end that He made His entry. He who bore every
day the prodigious weight of this superhuman knowledge--how did He
manage to live without anxiety for the next day?
Kierkegaard (1813-1855), Christian Discourses, tr. Walter Lowrie,
New York: Oxford University Press, 1961, p. 78
JESUS CHRIST'S LAST SUPPER 'WAS ON A WEDNESDAY'
mark Jesus Christ's Last Supper on Maundy Thursday, but new
research suggests it took place on the Wednesday before his
crucifixion. Colin Humphreys of Cambridge University says
discrepancies in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke as compared
with John arose because they used an older calendar than the
official Jewish one. He concluded the date was 1 April AD33. This
could also mean Jesus' arrest, interrogation and separate trials
did not all take place on one night only. Prof Humphreys believes
his findings could present a case for finally fixing Easter Day to
the first Sunday in April.... Read this in full at
OBAMA HOLDS EASTER BREAKFAST: "OUR SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST"
WHOSE GRACE "CALLS ME TO PRAY"
Obama hosted an Easter prayer breakfast at the White House April
19, and briefly addressed the assembled 130 clergy and faith
leaders. After citing Isaiah 53:5, Obama said: "This
magnificent grace, this expansive grace, this `Amazing Grace'
calls me to reflect. And it calls me to pray. It calls me to ask
God for forgiveness for the times that I've not shown grace to
others, those times that I've fallen short. It calls me to praise
God for the gift of our son -- his Son and our Savior." ....
Read this in full at
CENTRALITY OF THE CROSS
simply argue that the cross be raised again at the center of the
marketplace as well as on the steeple of the church. I am
recovering the claim that Jesus was not crucified in a cathedral
between two candles, but on a cross between two thieves; on the
town garbage heap; at a crossroad so cosmopolitan that they had to
write His title in Hebrew and in Latin and in Greek; at the kind
of place where cynics talk smut, and thieves curse, and soldiers
gamble. Because that is where He died. And that is what He died
as hard as nails,
thick, hammered through
medial nerves of One
having made us, knew
thing he had done,
(with all that is)
cross, and his.
C. S. Lewis (1898-1963), Poems, ed., Walter Hooper, Houghton
Mifflin Harcourt, 2002, p. 124
TAKE: IS JUDAS IN HEAVEN OR HELL? GOD ONLY KNOWS
heard a news clip promoting my recent speaking engagement at a
church, and they mentioned that I deal with some of "the
greatest sinners of all time." I thought to myself: Do I?
Would people who are caught up in porn and sexual sin addictions
consider themselves some of the greatest sinners of all time?
a doubt, Judas, the biblical disciple of Jesus, is considered the
greatest sinner of all time because of what he did to Jesus. Here
is the passage from Luke 22:21-22: “Do you realize that the
hand of the one who is betraying me is at this moment on this
table? It's true that the Son of Man is going down a path already
marked out.” No surprises there. But for the one who turns
him in - who turns traitor to the Son of Man - this is doomsday.
me tell you a little bit about what the Bible says about Judas: He
was personally chosen to be an apostle by Jesus. He spent 3 1/2
years traveling with Jesus. He saw all the miracles of Christ in
person. He watched as Christ healed the sick, raised the dead and
cast out demons. In terms of experience with Jesus, whatever you
can say about Peter, James and John, you can say about Judas....
Read this in full at
had no servants, yet they called Him Master.
no degree, yet they called Him Teacher.
no medicines, yet they called Him Healer.
no army, yet kings feared Him.
won no military battles, yet He conquered the world.
committed no crime, yet they crucified Him.
was buried in a tomb, yet He lives today.
EASTER KILLED MY FAITH IN ATHEISM
response to Ricky Gervais’ recent controversial “Holiday
Message,” the well-known Christian author and apologist Lee
Strobel followed up with what he’s best known for –
nearly two years, I explored the minutia of the historical data on
whether Easter was myth or reality. I didn’t merely accept
the New Testament at face value; I was determined only to consider
facts that were well-supported historically. As my investigation
unfolded, my atheism began to buckle.
Jesus really executed? In my opinion, the evidence is so strong
that even atheist historian Gerd Lüdemann said his death by
crucifixion was “indisputable.”
Jesus’ tomb empty? Scholar William Lane Craig points out
that its location was known to Christians and non-Christians
alike. So if it hadn’t been empty, it would have been
impossible for a movement founded on the resurrection to have
exploded into existence in the same city where Jesus had been
publicly executed just a few weeks before.... Read this in full at
EASTER BORROWED FROM A PAGAN HOLIDAY?
encountering anti-Christian polemics will quickly come up against
the accusation that a major festival practiced by Christians
across the globe — namely, Easter — was actually
borrowed or rather usurped from a pagan celebration. I often
encounter this idea among Muslims who claim that later Christians
compromised with paganism to dilute the original faith of Jesus.
argument largely rests on the supposed pagan associations of the
English and German names for the celebration (Easter in English
and Ostern in German). It is important to note, however, that in
most other European languages, the name for the Christian
celebration is derived from the Greek word Pascha, which comes
from pesach, the Hebrew word for Passover. Easter is the Christian
Passover festival.... Read this in full at
CROSSMAS!: HOW EASTER STUBBORNLY RESISTS COMMERCIALISM
Christmas, whose deeper spiritual meaning has been all but buried
under an annual avalanche of commercialism, Easter has retained a
stubborn hold on its identity as a religious holiday. This is all
the more surprising when you consider what an opportune time it
would be for marketers to convince us to buy more stuff. Typically
arriving around the beginning of spring, Easter would be the
perfect time for department stores to euchre customers into buying
carloads of kids' outdoor toys, warm-weather clothes, and
summertime sporting equipment. And while Christmas is forced to
contend with Thanksgiving, New Year's Day, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa,
there is little holiday competition around Easter time. (Passover
and Easter, despite their proximity in the calendar, don't seem to
interfere with each other much.) All in all, the church's most
important feast day comes at a terrific time of year for Madison
Avenue.... Read this in full at
BIBLE IS DEAD; LONG LIVE THE BIBLE
it comes to the Bible, many feel there is a single right meaning —
the one its divine author intended. “Well, what does the
Bible say?” “The Bible is very clear about that.”
This is part of the iconicity of the Bible in contemporary
society, the idea of it as the one and only divinely authored and
guaranteed book of answers, with one answer per question. No more,
many potential Bible readers, that expectation that the Bible is
univocal is paralyzing. You notice what seem to be contradictions
or tensions between different voices in the text. You can't find
an obvious way to reconcile them. You figure that it must be your
problem. You don't know how to read it correctly, or you're
missing something. If the Bible is God's perfect, infallible Word,
then any misunderstanding or ambiguity must be the result of our
own depravity. So you either give up or let someone holier than
thou tell you "what it really says." I think that's
tragic. You're letting someone else impoverish it for you, when in
fact you have just brushed up against the rich polyvocality of
biblical literature.... Read this in full at
JAMES BIBLE, NOW 400, STILL ECHOES 'VOICE OF GOD'
News featured a report on the 400th anniversary of the King James
Bible. Reporter Barbara Bradley Hagerty says the King James Bible
is the poetry that inspired Handel's oratorio Messiah, as well as
modern musicians: “The Byrds sang from Ecclesiastes in Turn
Turn Turn: proclaiming that there is ‘A time to be born, a
time to die, A time to plant, a time to reap, A time to kill, a
time to heal.’ Simon and Garfunkel echoed the Gospels when
they sang, ‘Like a bridge over troubled waters, I will lay
me down.’ And when Kansas voiced its existential angst —
‘All we are is dust in the wind’ — it was
inspired by the Psalms.” .... Read & hear this in full
RESOLUTION ON THE KING JAMES BIBLE
‘Old King James’ is turning 400 years old in May of
this year. This popular translation of the Bible has endured for
centuries now and is still gaining strength. A national expo
(http://kingjames400.com/) will be held in the Nation's Capitol on
May 2-3, 2011 to honor the influential book. A concurrent
resolution has been entered into the House of Representatives by
the bipartisan team of Republican Representative Aderholt, from
Alabama, and Democrat Representative Rahall, from West Virginia.
reads in part: “Whereas the King James Bible’s
relevance and contributions continue to formatively influence the
United States: Now, therefore, be it resolved by the House of
Representatives (the Senate concurring), That Congress--
recognizes the 400th anniversary of the Authorized King James
Version of the Bible being published;
recognizes its lasting influence on countless families,
individuals, and institutions in the United States; and
expresses its gratitude for the influence it has bestowed upon the
Read the news article in full at
27 – TRAVEL TO ROME
are eleven or twelve accounts of Paul traveling by sea in the book
of Acts, about 3000 miles in all. Yet this chapter gives bay far
the most detail of a journey by sea in the Bible, and even in the
rest of ancient literature. Given the fact that Luke has carefully
designed the rest of this two volume history, we should probably
pause to wonder why he includes such a great amount of detail to
the journey to Rome. It is not just that it is an exciting story
(his readers were getting bored?) or that he was trying to fill
out a scroll. There is a literary and theological reason for
Luke’s inclusion of this lengthy story.
Luke is traveling with Paul may account for the detail. Often
ancient historians would write up to the time in which they are
living and include themselves in the story in order to build
credibility. Consider Josephus, who summarized all of Jewish
history up to the time of the Jewish revolt. So too Thucydidies,
who wrote his history of the Peloponesian War and included his own
participation at various points. This shipwreck functions to give
Luke credibility – he witnessed the events himself and was a
participant in the history he tells. A Greco-Roman reader would
expect this sort of thing if the book of Acts was to be seen as
credible.... Read this in full at
DAY: MAY 8, 2011
driving force behind Mother's Day was Anna Jarvis, who organized
observances in Grafton, W.Va., and Philadelphia on May 10, 1908.
As the annual celebration became popular around the country,
Jarvis asked members of Congress to set aside a day to honor
mothers. She finally succeeded in 1914, when Congress designated
the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day.... Read this in full at
UNVEILS HIKING TRAIL FOR CHRISTIAN PILGRIMS
hopes to attract Christian tourists with a new pilgrimage route
unveiled this week in the Galilee, a network of footpaths, roads
and bicycle paths linking sites central to the lives of Jesus and
sites linked to Jewish history has long been a priority for the
Jewish state. But the Gospel Trail, inaugurated April 14 by
Israeli tourism officials, is a nod to the growing number of
Christians traveling to the country in recent years, outnumbering
than two-thirds of the 3.45 million tourists in Israel last year
were Christian, double the amount of the previous year, and about
40% of them defined themselves as religious pilgrims, according to
Israel's Tourism Ministry.
40-mile (60-kilometer) trail in northern Israel passes sites
including Tabgha, the traditional site of Jesus' miracle of the
loaves and fishes, and the Mount of Beatitudes, where he delivered
his Sermon on the Mount. It ends at Capernaum on the shores of the
Sea of Galilee, where Jesus espoused his teachings.... Read this
in full at
time the disciples started establishing rules -- no children near
Jesus; don't let the crowd touch Jesus; don't talk to Samaritan
women; don't let people waste expensive perfumes -- Jesus told
them to knock it off, and his rebuke was usually followed by a
lecture that said, "You still don't get it! We're not
substituting religious rules with our rules. We are substituting
religious rules with Me!" Jesus kept saying "Follow Me,"
not "follow My rules." So most of us have spent our
Christian lives learning what we can't do instead of celebrating
what we can do in Jesus.”
Mike Yaconelli (1942-2003),
Dangerous Wonder, Colorado Springs, Colo.: NavPress, 1998, p. 53
said to them, 'The light is with you for a little longer. Walk
while you have the light, so that the darkness may not overtake
you. If you walk in the darkness, you do not know where you are
going. While you have the light, believe in the light, so that you
may become children of light.'"
the Potter should die for His clay is a stupendous miracle.”
DUNGY SAYS YOUTH NEED ADULTS' 'FAITH IN ACTION'
youth need adults to be actively involved in their lives to
encourage them to be "uncommon," former NFL coach Tony
Dungy said. "You never know what small step can make a big
difference in young people's lives."
keynote speaker for an April 18 banquet in behalf of Union
University in Jackson, Tenn., underscored the importance of
children and teenagers being true to themselves and not simply
following the crowd. Too often, youth are bombarded with the
messages that drugs and alcohol are OK, that education is not
important and that sexual promiscuity is acceptable, Dungy
said.... Read this in full at
HIDDEN EXODUS: CATHOLICS BECOMING PROTESTANTS
number of people who have left the Catholic church is huge. We all
have heard stories about why people leave. Parents share stories
about their children. Academics talk about their students.
Everyone has a friend who has left.
personal experience can be helpful, social science research forces
us to look beyond our circle of acquaintances to see what is going
on in the whole church.
US Religious Landscape Survey by the Pew Research Center’s
Forum on Religion & Public Life has put hard numbers on the
anecdotal evidence: One out of every 10 Americans is an
ex-Catholic. If they were a separate denomination, they would be
the third-largest denomination in the United States, after
Catholics and Baptists. One of three people who were raised
Catholic no longer identifies as Catholic.... Read this in full at
WORSHIP A BOON TO CHURCHES
all the grim statistics about the future of the church, there’s
one shining ray of hope: Contemporary worship services have the
power to recharge a congregation, even to serve as a catalyst for
new survey of US congregations shows that more churches are
turning to contemporary worship services, with good results. The
Faith Communities Today 2008 survey shows that 64% of
congregations with contemporary worship have a strong sense of
God’s presence in worship, and 94% felt that the words
“reverent, joyful, and thought-provoking” described
their relaxed worship style “very well.”
it’s not always clear why a praise band, overhead projector
and casual dress codes have struck such a chord, David Roozen, the
survey’s principal investigator and the director of the
Hartford Institute for Religion Research, has a few hunches....
Read this in full at
CEO: JESUS TEACHINGS HELPED INCREASE SALES
CEO Dan Cathy wasn’t shy about his faith April 15 when he
attributed the huge increase in sales at the fast food chain to
the wisdom found in the teachings of Jesus. Pointing to Matthew 5,
6, and 7, Cathy half-jokingly told the crowd of over 600 people
that the Sermon on the Mount is a sermon on how to operate a
Chick-fil-A restaurant and how to deal with disgruntled customers.
when we probed into this one scripture verse it led us to a
radical service makeover within our organization. It became high
touch and high tech all at the same time, but particularly high
touch,” said Cathy at Biola University’s second annual
taught his followers to go the extra mile, to turn the other cheek
when someone strikes them, and to repay someone that hurts them
with kindness, the Christian business leader pointed out.... Read
this in full at
WAS NEVER TOO BUSY
I pretend I don't have time. All the tasks on my to-do list are
incredibly important. I'm too busy to answer that email. Too busy
to help my neighbor—anyway, I don't even speak Spanish. And
I can't give my wife a hand—too much to do. I've got a
meeting. I've got to get the sermon posted. I'm blogging. Terribly
there's Jesus. When his cousin and friend John the Baptist had
just been beheaded, Jesus tried to go to a lonely place to mourn,
but the crowds beat him there. He healed their sick and he served
them all dinner. Only then, in the evening, did he get a chance to
be alone. And even that was interrupted (Matthew 14:10-25)....
Read this in full at
LINDA RESIDENTS SAY GOODBYE TO SUNDAY MAIL
Linda, California’s 21,000 residents are predominantly
Seventh-day Adventists, who observe the Sabbath on Saturday. For
81 years the post office went along, giving Loma Linda on Sundays
the mail delivery that almost all of the country gets on
Saturdays, according to local media reports. But costs and
technology are forcing an end to Sunday delivery, according to a
report in The Press-Enterprise newspaper.
supervisor Duane Hubbard told the paper that the postal service's
computers don't recognize Sunday as a workday, meaning the local
office is unable to communicate with any other agency offices
then.... Read this in full at
BIBLICAL ROOTS OF CHRISTIAN SONG
Benedict XVI reminds us in a thought-provoking book (The Spirit of
the Liturgy) that "the importance of music in biblical
religion is shown very simply by the fact that the verb 'to sing'
(with related words such as 'song,' and so forth) is one of the
most commonly used words in the Bible." Of roughly 345
appearances of "singing" in the Old and New Testaments,
the very first mention sounds the basic theme for the rest:
praising God for salvation.
first read of singing in Exodus, chapter 15, where it makes its
appearance in quite dramatic fashion: The Red Sea parts and the
people of Israel are delivered, definitively, from Egyptian
slavery by the very hand of God. In response, Moses and the
Israelites sing to the Lord. In their song, they recount their
deliverance and they ponder its significance; Aaron's sister
Miriam joyfully takes up the tambourine; the women dance.... Read
this in full at
SLOGAN FOR HIS FOLLOWERS
would you identify as the slogan [for followers of Christ]? Jesus
lays it out in Luke 9:23 when he extends an invitation to follow
him. ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves
and take up their cross daily and follow me.’
it look like to die every day? Well, dying to yourself today may
mean spending your lunch hour serving food to the homeless at the
shelter down the street from your office. It may mean that next
time you're talking with your neighbor, instead of playing it safe
and keeping comfortable you bring Jesus into the conversation.
Dying to yourself may mean changing your vacation plans, and
instead of taking your kids to Disney this year, you take them to
the Dominican Republic and volunteer in the feeding centers where
hundreds of kids come each day for their only meal. Dying to
yourself may mean walking by that empty room in your house and
asking God if there is an orphan child in another country that
should be sleeping in that bed. Dying to yourself may mean that
you selflessly love a spouse who has cheated you out of the
marriage you so desperately wanted.
up a cross and dying to myself sounds like torture. We think that
such a decision would make us miserable. Is that what it means to
follow Jesus? But when we die to ourselves and completely
surrender to him, there is a surprising side effect to dying; we
discover true life. In a twist of irony, we find that giving up
our lives gives us the life we so desperately wanted all along.”
Kyle Idleman in Not a Fan: Becoming a Completely Committed
Follower of Jesus
an institution that requires its leaders to attend not only
college, but graduate school. Imagine that the graduate school in
question is constitutionally forbidden from receiving any form of
government aid, that it typically requires three years of
full-time schooling for the diploma, that the nature of the
schooling bears almost no resemblance to the job in question, and
that the pay for graduates is far lower than other professions.
You have just imagined the relationship between the Christian
Church and her seminaries.... Read this in full at
AMERICANS SEE CLASH BETWEEN CHRISTIANITY, CAPITALISM
Christianity and capitalism a marriage made in heaven, as some
conservatives believe, or more of a strained relationship in need
of some serious couples' counseling?
new poll released April 21 finds that more Americans (44%) see the
free market system at odds with Christian values than those who
don't (36%), whether they are white evangelicals, mainline
Protestants, Catholics, or minority Christians.
in other demographic breakdowns, several categories lean the other
way: Republicans and Tea Party members, college graduates and
members of high-income households view the systems as more
compatible than not.... Read this in full at
degrees Fahrenheit - Californians put their sweaters on.
degrees - Miami residents turn on the heat.
degrees - Vermont residents go to outdoor concert.
degrees - Minnesotans go swimming.
degrees - Italian cars don't start.
degrees - Distilled water freezes.
degrees - Philadelphia landlords turn on the heat.
degrees - Canadians go swimming.
degrees - Lake Erie water freezes.
degrees - French cars don't start.
degrees - You need jumper cables to get the car going.
degrees - American cars don't start.
degrees - Alaskans put on T-shirts.
degrees - German cars don't start.
degrees - Miami residents cease to exist.
degrees - Japanese cars don't start.
degrees - You need jumper cables to get the driver going.
degrees - Swedish cars don't start.
degrees - North Dakotans button the top button.
degrees - Alaskans close the bathroom window.
degrees - Green Bay Packer fans order hot cocoa at the game.
degrees - Lawyers put their hands in their own pockets.
degrees - Hell freezes over; Chicago teams sweep all
is not misfortune; sin is not error or ignorance. Sin is a choice
against what you know pleases God. If you lose this meaning of
sin, you lose the beauty of forgiveness.”
you declare with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and
believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will
be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are
justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith
and are saved.”
WEEK'S HYMN: THE DAY OF RESURRECTION
John of Damascus (675-749); translated from Greek to English by
John M. Neale, 1862
Henry T. Smart, 1835
day of resurrection! Earth, tell it out abroad;
Passover of gladness, the Passover of God.
death to life eternal, from earth unto the sky,
Christ hath brought us over, with hymns of victory.
hearts be pure from evil, that we may see aright
Lord in rays eternal of resurrection light;
listening to His accents, may hear, so calm and plain,
own “All hail!” and, hearing, may raise the victor
let the heavens be joyful! Let earth the song begin!
the round world keep triumph, and all that is therein!
all things seen and unseen their notes in gladness blend,
Christ the Lord hath risen, our joy that hath no end.
has everything to do with molding the soul into the image of God,
and has everything to do with enhancing and enlarging the measure
of Divine grace. It has everything to do with enriching,
broadening and maturing the soul's experience of God. That man
cannot possibly be called a Christian, who does not pray.”
E. M. Bounds (1835-1913), The Necessity of Prayer ,
Lulu, 2007, p. 26
FOR PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS TODAY
the following list as your daily prayer guide. Think of a brother
or situation that applies and lift them up in prayer.
agreeing in prayer with you for God’s blessings to overtake
God and man
Be in God’s will
Raises or bonuses
Checks in the mail
Gifts & surprises
Bills decrease while blessings increase
all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou
shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God" (Deut.
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