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The WORD Became Flesh

     “In the beginning was the Word , and the Word was with God , and the Word was God . ” [1]      The Word , as a double-edged sword, [2] pierced eternity, “Let there be light...” [3]      Thus began the infinite perfection of the eternal, triune God’s d e s i g n . Father, Son, and Holy Spirit had planned and would now bring it to pass. Six days creating something out of nothing, one day of rest, and then the unthinkable. God’s humans chose to disobey His command. Sin and death entered, [4] and the whole of creation groaned. [5] A cloud of darkness enveloped the people of earth like a shroud. [6] Sin had doomed man to death. Would they eventually cease to exist? Was there a way for man to be saved?      God was not surprised by man’s sin. He is all-knowing. His p l a n had many facets, and in time, all would be revealed.      Years passed. God spoke to one man in each generation. His Holy Spirit moved upon this chosen, so they penned God’s Word with metic

Are You Wholehearted?

Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield By Allan Ramsay - National Portrait Gallery: Public Domain, w/index.php?curid=6356695 In March of 1746, British statesman and 4 th Earl of Chesterfield, Philip Stanhope, said, “Whatever is worth doing at all, is worth doing well.” [1] All my life I’ve heard that quote or a variation of it. What does this saying mean? To me , it means doing things with your  whole heart . So, let me ask, do you do things with a whole heart ? And if you do, what is it? Some give their whole heart to doing  T h a n k s g i v i n g  and  C h r i s t m a s  right. And some, like me, barely squeak by. I’m sure there are things I do with my whole heart , yet at the moment, I can’t think of one. So what does it mean to do something with a whole heart? As soon as I asked that question my fifth-grade training kicked in, “When in doubt, look it up!” I’m high-tech now. I don’t actually use a book, I use Google!  I t

Prayer Strategy From Football?

Honoring National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Photo by Bentley Photography Each football season, my husband, Scott, and I look forward to watching our grandson, Justin, play football . It’s thrilling live action, as though you’re right in the game. You hear clashing of helmets; almost feel the hits. And for those, like Scott, who played high school football, you’re transported back in time, remembering the game, the plays, and what it took to win. Scott amazes me. He understands and sees everything in the game, each move Justin makes, when he’s on the field and when he’s off. Me, I can barely keep track of the football . Most of the time I have to look for the pile of bodies to know where it is. Our Justin plays defense. He’s a linebacker, I think. At least that’s what the newspaper called him when he intercepted a pass. Anyway, a football team’s defense doesn’t usually score points, although Justin’s defensive squad has scored several times this season and actuall

The Miracle of Music

The pier at San Juan Island, Washington This was my year of travel. Yet, the only trip I actually planned was my “Cousins” vacation to Seattle this past August. But somehow, I ended up traveling much more than originally intended. In all my travels this year, I encountered many delayed flights, and the return trip from Seattle was the worst. Our flight out of Seattle was delayed so long we missed the connecting flight. No other flights out to Pittsburgh, PA until morning. We had a quick overnight stay and were back at the airport by 4:30am. Salt Lake City to Detroit, then on to Pittsburgh and home. I’m rarely on Facebook, but this morning I came across an intriguing video shared by a friend:   How to pass the time when your flight is delayed .  The video was a group of hip-hop dancers who waited on their delayed flight by dancing in the airport terminal. Using a cool song with great rhythm, they choreographed th