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“So Hannah rose up after they had eaten in Shiloh, and after they had drunk. Now Eli the priest sat upon a seat by a post of the temple of the LORD. And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the LORD, and wept sore.” I Samuel 1:9-10 In bitterness of soul, she wept and cried before the Lord. “Lord, I have waited so long for a child. Would you please look on my affliction and hear my cry today? Grant the desire of my heart and give me a little boy. I will give him to you…

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. (Romans 12:12, ESV) Listening to a man being interviewed on the radio, I questioned one bold statement when he declared, “I never have a bad day.” Never? I think most of us would readily admit we’ve had good days and we’ve had some that were pretty rough. How could he say never? Then he continued, “It’s a choice I make. Yes, I have bad things happen, but I choose to have a good day.” This man decided to face life with a positive outlook, even when life wasn’t always…

O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? I Corinthians 15:55. Praying about this article, I felt impressed to share the following poem that I wrote recently: Comfort and Hope Weep not as those who have no hope of life beyond the grave. This was the reason Jesus came. His precious life He gave. He rose again and this we know that death has lost its sting. The dead in Christ shall rise again and will forever sing. Just rest assured you’ll see once more this one you’ve laid to rest. Their faith was strong in…