Our Father’s Blessing

“So God created mankind in his own image…male and female he created them [and] God blessed them…” Genesis 1:27-28 “…He lifted up his hands and blessed them. While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up to heaven.” Luke 24: 50-51 God’s first act upon creating mankind was to bless them, decreeing …

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The Lord Who Provides

In Lloyd Alexander’s The Chronicles of Prydain fantasy series, the hybrid manbeast Gurgi is gifted with an enchanted wallet that never runs out of food. Gurgi is thrilled with the gift and seizes every opportunity to share its contents with his companions as they embark upon their various quests. Factoring into Gurgi’s enthusiasm and pride …

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For Such A Time As This

“I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo."So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of …

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Light of the World

The US Federal Reserve offers an online currency education program whereby the public can study the security features of various dollar bills. Driving this is the idea that the best way to spot counterfeit notes is to be intimately familiar with authentic notes. The better acquainted one is with originals, the less chance there is …

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Rivers of Mercy

Colorful majestic waterfall in national park forest during autumn, panorama - Image The council in Cassandra Boyson’s Seeker’s Trilogy represents a group of individuals who were responsible for maintaining law and order in the name of the Great One. Instead, they were corrupt to the core, singling out individuals they deemed different for cruel treatment. …

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