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A Never Ending Gift!

By Dr. Alice Maria Crawford | July 15, 2021

We don’t hear too much today about character. Terms like honor, nobility, virtue – seem to be outdated. We are all too aware that “all have sinned and come short of the glory of God”. However, does that mean that all hope is lost? That because we blew it once, twice, or ten times that…

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HAVE YOU SEEN HIM?

By Dr. Alice Maria Crawford | July 14, 2021

Have you been to the temple? Have you seen the flowing robe? Have you seen who the robe covers? Have you seen Him: In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw [in a vision] the Lord sitting on a throne, high and exalted, with the train of His royal robe filling the [most holy…

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Staying the Course!

By Dr. Alice Maria Crawford | July 13, 2021

I heard a stirring speech today in the opening session of a class I am taking. While it was meant to be motivating, there were parts that sadly, rang all too true. The presenter gave a list of all the things that the Pandemic taught us, and that list would not have been complete without…

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Just Keep Asking…Because He Said So!

By Dr. Alice Maria Crawford | July 12, 2021

One of the remarkable things about our children is their tenacity to keep asking. No matter how many times you turn them down, they come back another way and ask again. I watch my grandchildren who have upped the ante, they not only ask, they explain to their mother why they must have it! They…

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Looking Through A New Lens!

By Dr. Alice Maria Crawford | July 9, 2021

Sometimes our eyes get to the point where nothing else will do but a trip to the eye doctor to get new lens for our glasses. As we get older, it may even become necessary to get cataracts removed! Time brings about a change – our eyes are not exempt. It is equally true with…

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An ‘Amazing’ Melody!

By Dr. Alice Maria Crawford | July 8, 2021

There are some words from scripture that move the heart like a beautiful melody. One particular passage comes from the book of Romans: 16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the…

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Vigilance – Morning and Evening!

By Dr. Alice Maria Crawford | July 7, 2021

It seems as if the length of a day has increased. There is so much work to do, even after you clock out from work – there is FB, Twitter, Instagram, Marco Polo and so on that have to be attended to. It seems as if there is not enough time to do all that…

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Thoughts From My Armchair…

By Dr. Alice Maria Crawford | July 5, 2021

This week-end we in this nation have been celebrating the 4th of July. Whether it is because it is a significant date in American history, or whether it is because it is a three day week-end with good weather, multitudes have paused to celebrate. What I hope is that there have been many who really…

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After the Rain, the Rainbow!

By Dr. Alice Maria Crawford | July 2, 2021

For the past week or so the Chicagoland region has experienced a great deluge of rain! While it was needed to avoid a serious drought, some of us were wondering if we should begin building an ark! Looking at the world through the lens the bright, brilliant sun provided for us today, it was evident…

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Grateful, Just Grateful…

By Dr. Alice Maria Crawford | June 30, 2021

On this Tuesday, my heart is full. There have been some prayers I have been praying for my family for some time. In the past few days, many of them have begun to blossom. My heart is full of thanksgiving and many lips can only offer praise to the God who answers prayer: Now thanks…

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