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Dies and Das: Church Humor

January 11, 2017

The widow, who had seven kids, was anxiously awaiting the arrival of the new Preacher at her rural church.  She had heard good things about him, and had also heard that he was single and possibly available.  After a few Sundays of hearing him preach and noticing that he would be quite a catch, she invited him for Sunday dinner.  She took a tally of the chicken drumsticks she had on hand and noticed that she only had 10.  That meant that if she ate one, the Preacher ate one, and each one of the kids ate one, there would only be one left.  She sternly commanded the children to only eat one drumstick apiece and to leave the extra drumstick for the preacher. 

She repeated this command several times.  Sunday dinner rolled around and they each ate a drumstick.  Everyone around the table hungrily eyed the extra drumstick, including the preacher, but what was to be done?  Suddenly, the power went out and the room went completely dark.  An anguished scream could be heard from the Preacher.  As the lights went back on, the widow noticed the Preacher’s hand wrapped around the drumstick, and 7 forks impaled in his hand!   Lesson?  Don’t invite the Preacher over unless you have extra drumsticks, or something like that!  Have a wonderful week!…

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Leo’s Lance: Wild Game Seeker

December 21, 2016

I think I’ve always been a hunter at heart. When I was a little kid I used to hunt bugs and lizards and frogs and such. One of my favorite sport was to find a doodle bugs den and catch a red ant and put it in the funnel shaped den-trap, and watch the doodle bug, (also called ant lion), jump out of his hidden lair in the bottom of the funnel and grab the ant and go back out of sight.…

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Dies und Das (This and That) The Russians!

October 27, 2016

by John Peters

I was watching one of the Sunday morning news shows the other day.  A Democratic campaign manager was asked about the leaked emails that Wiki-Leaks had released.  He deflected on whether any of the emails were accurate and immediately proceeded to blame the Russians.  That gave me an idea.  So, here goes!…

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Dies und Das (This and That)

September 30, 2016

by John Peters

Somebody reminded me the other day that I had gotten way too serious.  I agree, gotta laugh more.  Scripture tells us that laughter is like a medicine, good for the heart (Proverbs 17:22, paraphrased).  So, here goes my first article in a long while, and I hope it is good for your heart.…

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Mirror Ministries — Your Redeemable Gift

September 30, 2016

by Daphne Delay

As I was praying this morning, I was thanking the Lord for my salvation, for forgiving my sins, and redeeming me. And then I paused and considered the word redeemed.

I know what it means, but I wondered if an unbeliever would know if they heard the word.…

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Mirror Ministries — The Behavior of Royalty

September 16, 2016

by Daphne Delay

The Bible has a lot to say about the keys of the Kingdom and our place as kings and priests under Jesus, who is the “King of kings” (Revelation 1:5-6, 1 Timothy 6:15)– or we could say He is the “King” of “Us” (those with delegated authority). And if we pause and think about this, that we’ve been made kings under the King, then wouldn’t that make us royalty?…

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Mirror Ministries — Trust God. Love People

September 9, 2016

by Daphne Delay

A minister once said, “You cannot find in scripture where you are to trust people. The Bible only tells us to put our trust in God.” If you’ve never thought about this before, it is a bit surprising at first. But with more meditation, it is not only true, but makes sense.…

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Mirror Ministries — Three Hugs A Day

September 2, 2016

by Daphne Delay

Years ago, the Holy Spirit said something funny to me: “Three hugs a day keeps strife away.”

It was in January, around my wedding anniversary. My husband and I always celebrate of course, but it’s also the season of “new resolutions” in life. We had just come off a rough year and I was praying for change.…

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Mirror Ministries — A Needle In The Hay Stack

August 26, 2016

by Daphne Delay

Have you ever been looking for something diligently, only to discover it was right before your eyes all the time? Maybe it was your car keys, your reading glasses, or your child at the mall.

Well, I want you to know your right-standing with God is lot like that…

The Bible says, “[God] has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ” (Ephesians 1:3).…

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Mirror Ministries — How Do I Really Forgive Myself

August 12, 2016

by Daphne Delay

When I give you the answer to this question, don’t stop reading!

HOW DO I FORGIVE MYSELF, you ask? The answer is: simply by faith.

I know that’s not what you’re looking for. You want the 1,2,3 steps of punishment and/or discipline. Well, I’m here to tell you the Bible doesn’t lay it out that way.…

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