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Is Strictness the Problem?

A ‘good deal of nonsense is being palmed off today concerning the reaction of a child from over-strictness in parental training.

I sometimes hear, “My parents brought me up so rigidly that a reaction took place in my mind, and I have turned away from religion.” I then ask, “Did they teach you to be honest?” “Yes.” “Were they strict about that.” “Yes”. “Did they teach you to tell the truth?” “Yes.” “Were that strict about that?” “Absolutely”.

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An Easter Prayer

O God of Easter, God of resurrection power, 

Bring heavenly life to our earthbound souls: 

Thou, who did’st call Lazarus forth from his tomb, 

Call us from dead works, and let our hearts aglow with immortal glory and power. 

Call us out of the tomb of hollow profession, of cold creeds, and wordy ritual. 

And let Thy life abundant permeate and saturate our stagnant souls. Bringing joy where there is heaviness of heart. 

Bring peace where there is confusion; 

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You are holding a cup of coffee when someone comes along and bumps into you, making you spill your coffee everywhere. 

Why did you spill the coffee? You spilled the coffee because there was coffee in your cup.  Had there been tea in the cup, you would have spilled tea. The point is whatever is inside the cup, is what will spill out.

Therefore, when life comes along and shakes you (which will happen), whatever is inside you will come out. It’s easy to take it, until you get rattled. So, we have to ask ourselves, “Whats in my cup?”

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Trust Him And He Will Show You

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart! This is a most important precept:

1. God is the Fountain of all good.

2. He has made his intelligent creatures dependent upon Himself.

3. He requires them to be conscious of what dependence.

4. He has promised to communicate what they need.

5. He commands them to believe His promise, and look for its fulfilment.

6. And to do this without doubt, fear, or distrust; with their whole heart.”

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A man may go to Heaven without health, without wealth, without fame, without a great name, without learning, without earning, without culture, without beauty, without friends and without ten thousand other things. But he can NEVER go to Heaven without Christ.

Dan and Carol Little from West Monroe came over on Tuesday for a most welcome visit. They were just in awe about how many geese we had in Holly Ridge. Carol said she had never seen anything like it!


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