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Are You In or Out?

Are You In or Out?

My niece called the other day with this question. “Aunt Sally, what is our heritage?” “Yours is mostly English. Why?” “Well, maybe that’s not what I want to know. I mean what’s my ethnicity?” “White bread, honey. White bread. Our ethnicity doesn’t really make a difference. We’re all descended from Adam and Eve, ultimately.” As I thought about it later, what I said to her was true. We’re all a part of God’s creation. But not all of us are…

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Deliver Us

Deliver Us

      This Sunday, our church held our annual “Walk to the Manger.” In the preparation for this moving drama, the director asked us during the song, “Deliver Us,” to think of things the people cried out to God, for deliverance in Bible times; and then to think of the things we needed God to deliver us from in the here and now. At one point in the presentation, a high priest declares the Isaiah 9:6 scripture which reads “For a…

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