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Shining Through

A little girl regularly sat in church next to stained glass windows with pictures of St. Matthew, St. Peter, and St. John. She was always fascinated by the way the light shone through in such a brilliant manner. One day … Continue reading

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Shine Like a Star

Charles Spurgeon once pointed out that when a jeweler shows his best diamonds, he sets them on a black velvet backdrop. The contrast of the diamonds against the dark velvet makes them shine. Jesus says, “You are the light of … Continue reading

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Reflecting the Son

The recent total eclipse of the sun reminded me of the primary purpose of the moon. Rather than block out the sun, the moon was created to reflect the sun’s light so that mankind could have at least some way … Continue reading

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Bright Lights

I live right across the Ohio River from the small town of Rome, Ohio. Last year on the Fourth of July my wife and I heard some noise about 10:00pm and looked outside and discovered that we could view the … Continue reading

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Time to Shine

Many people agree that our nation is in a noticeable period of moral decline that has been going on for decades and shows no sign of improving. Just when we think we have hit rock bottom, society lowers the bar … Continue reading

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Pretty Lamp

I spent some time yesterday with a friend in a waiting area at a local hospital. The room was spacious and beautifully decorated. My friend was surprised to find that the lamps in the room did not work. They did … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Light

It is interesting to watch our nightlight react to the approaching dawn. It blinks and sputters and flickers and finally turns itself off, yielding to the greater light. Having done its job for the night, it allows the sun to … Continue reading

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