HALF WAY UP THE MOUNTAIN

Feb 06, 2019 No Comments by

HALF WAY UP THE MOUNTAIN –  Syb Brodie Hello my EncouraGem friends and followers. I am basking in blessings here in California, and having an uplifting time with my sons and their families. I am staying at one sons home half way up the San Bernardino mountain which is very similar to where I live […]

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HOW TO REHEARSE FOR DEATH – C.S. Lewis

Feb 06, 2019 No Comments by

C. S. Lewis to Mary Willis Shelburne, June 17, 1963: On how to rehearse for death and how to diminish fear. Pain is terrible, but surely you need not have fear as well?  Can you not see death as the friend and deliverer?  It means stripping off that body which is tormenting you: like taking […]

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FOR THOSE WHO LIKE WORDS

Feb 06, 2019 No Comments by

FOR THOSE WHO LIKE WORDS 1) The meaning of opaque is unclear. 2) I wasn’t going to get a brain transplant but then I changed my mind. 3) Have you ever tried to eat a clock? It’s very time consuming. 4) A man tried to assault me with milk, cream and butter.  How dairy! 5) […]

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Treasures In Leather

Jan 04, 2019 No Comments by

 For sin shall not have dominion over you:  for ye are not under the law, but under grace.   Romans 6:14 When in a store lineup waiting to check out and someone comes up behind me with just a few items, I will often tell them to go ahead.  Jokingly I say.. “Go ahead I’m […]

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EVERYDAY MIRACLES

Jan 03, 2019 No Comments

“You are the God who performs miracles; you display your powers among the peoples.”  Psalm 77:14 It seems anyone’s thought on miracles surrounds grand happenings or gestures which have profound effects in life.  From water to wine, from invalid to health, from death to life this is often where we go when we think of miracles.  […]

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Dear Lord and Father of Mankind – John G. Whittier

Jan 02, 2019 No Comments

I love this Prayer from John G. Whittier, that became a hymn when set to music by Frederick C. Maker in the mid 1800’s. Dear Lord and Father of mankind,  Forgive our feverish ways! Re-clothe us in our rightful mind; In purer lives Thy service find, In deeper reverence, praise. In simple trust like theirs […]

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Tough Teacher

Dec 31, 2018 No Comments

 A school teacher injured his back and had to wear a plaster cast around the upper part of his body.  It fit under his shirt and was not noticeable at all. On the first day of the term, still with the cast under his shirt, he found himself assigned to the toughest students in school.  […]

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I’VE LEARNED – by Andy Rooney

Dec 31, 2018 No Comments

* That when your in love, it shows. * That having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world. * That being kind is more important than being right. * That no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend with […]

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