No Place Like HOME

When you hear the refrain, “There’s no place like home”, you may think of Dorothy repeating it over and over in The Wizard of Oz movie; however, I am reminded of my dad. He often quoted the phrase when either contemplating or returning from a trip. I sometimes felt he had it backwards, for as a youngster, I loved the allure of adventure and new experiences and often felt sad to head back to the same old place and routine. Yet the longer I have lived, the more I understand where he was coming from. Like many of us I assume, I have lived in various houses throughout the years. Some were old, some new; some tiny, some sprawling; some that required lots of elbow grease, and some that just needed


"And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment . . ." (Philippians 1:9) Let us think about this word ABOUND. We find this same word in 1 Thessalonians 3:12, where we read, "May the Lord cause you to increase and ABOUND in love for one another, and for all men just as we also do for you." The Greek word translated "abound" holds in it the meaning of superabundance, both in quality and quantity. The prayer is that both the quality and the quantity of your love will increase. May there be a different quality of love in your hearts, and may there be a greater quantity; may you have more love to give. This word "abound" is a word of SUPERABU

Hand in Hand

The following is an excerpt from the book, Timeless Truths of the Christian Life, which my mother compiled of Sunday School lessons, which were taught by her mother, Margaret Tadlock Kann, to her adult Sunday School Class in Fort Worth, TX between 1962 and 1965. I especially love this one where my grandmother describes her relationship with my great-grandfather, "Papa Tadlock", as it pointed her to a relationship with Jesus Christ. Enjoy! . . . (available at and FAITH IS A WAY - a way of thinking, acting, feeling, and speaking. It is that quality of expectancy which makes what is promised MORE REAL than what is seen. Such assurance springs from confidence in the

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