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Little Did He Know…

By Dr. Alice Maria Crawford | April 16, 2021

All the characters in the Bible are there for purpose – their life experiences bringing something to us that speaks to our humanity. Yet, one of the most notable of all characters is David – the little shepherd boy. While David was tending his father’s sheep on the back side of a mountain, singing songs…

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Time to Pay Up!

By Dr. Alice Maria Crawford | April 15, 2021

Today is tax day in the United States. A time to square up with Uncle Sam for the benefits of working : That’s also why you pay taxes—so that an orderly way of life can be maintained. Fulfill your obligations as a citizen. Pay your taxes, pay your bills, respect your leaders. Romans 13: 6-7…

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This Is It – Right Here!

By Dr. Alice Maria Crawford | April 14, 2021

There are fundamental truths about God that most of us will only scratch the surface on. Bible scholars spend years, even a lifetime trying to undercover all the truth in the Bible and yet they too fall short. There are however some precepts that will guide us along our journey, no matter what our level…

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Comfort to My Soul!

By Dr. Alice Maria Crawford | April 13, 2021

Divisive words and actions in this nation have caused me to have more than one restless night. I have lived long enough to see some of the worst kinds of pain inflicted on mankind and it hurts to see it. Observing the increasing divide in this nation has caused me to wonder if we will…

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Don’t Despise Small Things…

By Dr. Alice Maria Crawford | April 9, 2021

Jesus spoke a word: Mustard seeds are minute, tiny—but the seeds grow into trees. Flocks of birds can come and build their nests in the branches. Matthew 13:32 (The Voice) We never know the extent of what God will do with a tiny thing. Mustard seeds are very small. To look at them you wouldn’t…

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As I Look Back Over My Life…

By Dr. Alice Maria Crawford | April 7, 2021

There is no doubt that a retired person has more time than those caught up in the throes of working. We have more time to do a great many things, but many of us spend a great deal of time thinking about our past; wishing we had done things differently, or wondering if we’ll ever…

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Must Be Important!

By Dr. Alice Maria Crawford | April 6, 2021

Today I read a devotion that was so thought provoking that I decided to meditate on it myself. The devotion spoke of the words describing Abraham, that he believed God and it was accounted unto him for righteousness. As I looked at it I saw that this was not only said once, it was said…

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Now What?

By Dr. Alice Maria Crawford | April 5, 2021

Today is the Monday after Resurrection Day. We have gone through the Lenten season, typically a time of seeking God; we have gone through Holy Week and with remorse remembered Good Friday; finally we got to Resurrection Sunday – a time of celebration and joy! Jesus paid it all, we just have to receive! Glory!…

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Do You Know Why It’s a Good Friday?

By Dr. Alice Maria Crawford | April 2, 2021

How can this Friday be good, you may ask. After all didn’t Jesus suffer, bleed, and die on a rugged cross? It certainly wasn’t good for Him! Yet, I’m sure Jesus rejoiced after the pain because He accomphlised something no one else could do: for we all have sinned and are in need of the…

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Maundy Thursday…

By Dr. Alice Maria Crawford | April 1, 2021

Today in Christendom we recognize this day as Maundy Thursday, or Holy Thursday. This was the day that Jesus held the Last Supper with HIs disciples before He went to the cross. Several significant things took place that evening, one of which we want to highlight: 12 So after he had washed their feet, and had…

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