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SOUND WORDS, JANUARY 17, 2021

Lessons from 2020: Citizens of Heaven Loyalty is a desirable trait. Patriotism, loyalty to country, is admirable. Betrayal of country is treason. Loyalty is determined by law. The punishment for treason can be imprisonment or death. Christians are intensely loyal to country. This is because Christians are first loyal to God. It is by God’s authority that nations are established and governed. Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and…
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MOMENTS WISDOM – JANUARY 17, 2021

A MOMENTS WISDOM Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable, than loyalty. Cicero Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved. Martin Luther Loyalty is from above, betrayal is from below. Bob Sorge Loyalty is the pledge of truth of oneself and others. Ada Velez-Boardley
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SOUND WORDS, JANUARY 10, 2021

Lessons from 2020: Trials Reveal Character My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing (James 1:2-4 NKJV). Considering trials as a reason for joy is a daunting challenge. Rather than resent unpleasant experiences, one must understand that there is always room for improvement. Additionally, keep in mind that it is the…
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MOMENTS WISDOM – January 10, 2021

A Moments Wisdom Keep Going. Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end. Roy T. Bennet I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day. Abraham Lincoln Never to suffer would never to have been blessed. Edgar Allan Poe When you…
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SOUND WORDS, January 3, 2021

Lessons from 2020: I Am Not in Control Reflection is a valid tool for self-improvement. The root of reflection is the casting back of light, heat or sound. Think of an echo reverberating from a deep canyon or the stylish person smiling back at you from the vanity mirror. With the proper medium one can, over time, perfect his or her yodeling or improve his or her image. It is the same with the inner man. Choosing the correct medium…
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SOUND WORDS, DECEMBER 27, 2020

Be Patient We have all heard the adage that patience is a virtue. The Christian is to indeed possess and practice this virtue. Patience is almost always considered from the passive perspective. It calls to mind the mother enduring the constant barrage of questions from an inquisitive child or a clerk kindly waiting for someone to make up their mind when ordering from the menu. The wise mother knows that this phase will pass all too soon and the experienced…
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SOUND WORDS, DECEMBER 20, 2020

Be Brave Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. Let all that you do be done with love (1 Corinthians 16:13-14 NKJV). These instructions are part of the apostle Paul’s closing remarks in a very difficult letter to the saints at Corinth. In that letter he addressed a congregation plagued with division, immorality and corrupting influences. Judging from the number of issues one might conclude that the faithful were a minority in this congregation. Standing for truth…
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SOUND WORDS, DECEMBER 13, 2020

Be Hospitable Hospitality is another hallmark of the Christian character, an extension of sincere love. Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer; distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality (Romans 12:9-13 NKJV). Hospitality is…
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