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“Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands. For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” II Timothy 1:6-7 If you were to go through your closets and dresser drawers today, would you by any chance find a lovely gift that someone has given you, maybe for a birthday or Christmas.  You really liked it, but you felt it was too good to use.  So, you put it away for…

“And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.” Luke 2:4-5 This Christmas week I will be traveling with my daughter. her husband, and  my grandson to visit my son and his family. We will be in a warm, comfortable vehicle, enjoying each other’s company. There will be places along the way where we will stop for something to eat. When we reach…

“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” John 14:27 The New Living Translation reads as follows: “I am leaving you with a gift and peace of mind and heart.” Can you imagine how Jesus must have felt as He looked around at these men He had loved and worked with.  There were so many things He wanted to share with them, but the time was growing short.  In the New Living Translation, in John 14:30, He…