Author Archives: Shirlee Abbott

Time to Take a Knee

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Stepping into the Need

    What would you do in a disaster?   Cower in a corner Lend a helping hand Run for my life Some Christians are called to disaster relief. They train for it, and they head out at the first … Continue reading

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Unexpected Shelter

Two earthquakes in Mexico in two weeks time: 30 million people felt the earth shake. Where to run? Who can help?   World Vision, an international Christian ministry to the world’s poorest people, for one. World Vision workers already in … Continue reading

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Grace and Mercy, From and To

Lord, grant me grace to embrace the best from those who have gone before me and mercy to forgive the worst. And may those who come after me grant that same grace and mercy onto me.  

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Building a Legacy

  1 Thessalonians 5:11 (NLT) So encourage each other and build each other up.   I want my grandchildren to remember me for who I built up, not what I tore down.  

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A Simple Rule

  Do unto your forefathers as you would have your grandchildren do onto you. (based on Luke 6:31)

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Lesson from a Founding Father

Are we looking to learn the right lessons?   “We should not look back   unless it is to derive useful   lessons from past errors.” George Washington

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Founding Failings

  Lately, some of our founding fathers are being written off because of their failings. What do you think?   It’s only fair Give ’em a break I need to think on that I’ve been thinking . . . How … Continue reading

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Safe Shelter for Vets

Veterans need safe shelter. Think about it . . . While the rest of us watch HGTV from our comfortable couches, military personnel serve in some very unsafe places. When their tour of duty is done, they come home. To … Continue reading

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Best Defense

“From war’s alarms, from deadly pestilence,   be Thy strong arm our ever sure defense.” Daniel C. Roberts God of Our Fathers, Whose Almighty Hand, 1876 (written for a Vermont Centennial celebration)

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