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Blessed are the Meek/Gentle

Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. –   KJV Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth. – NSAB So, what’s the difference between meek and gentle and how is the Greek word that was … Continue reading

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Beatitude # 2 Blessed are they that mourn, they will be comforted

Beatitude # 2 Blessed are they that mourn, they will be comforted – So, what does it mean to mourn –let’s see what the dictionary says: To feel or express grief or sorrow. To feel or express deep regret for: … Continue reading

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Beatitude #1 Blessed are the poor in spirit

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. What is meant by “Poor in Spirit”? Here are some thoughts on it – Billy Graham says – “Simply this: We must be humble in our spirits. … Continue reading

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The Eight Beatitudes of Our Lord and Savior

Ever since I was a young lad I have loved our Savior Jesus Christ. I went to Catholic school, Our Lady Help of Christians in East Orange, New Jersey between 1956 and 1964 (Kindergarten to 8th grade) – I loved … Continue reading

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One Day – One Life

Every day is the first day of the rest of our lives, so the old adage is – Every day is a fresh new beginning – a new start. What went on before us is in the past and we … Continue reading

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Work We Must – The Eternal Principle of Work

I’m here today to present to you one of the most powerful principles or may I say gifts that has been given to us – It’s really a joyful one – one that will make you so very happy and … Continue reading

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Respect – Civility – Tolerance

What ever happen to agreeing to disagree and trying to work things out?  What ever happened to having respect for others? Shouldn’t we have respect for all life on this one planet that we inhabit, human or otherwise. Shouldn’t we … Continue reading

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The Joy in being Humbled

I was thinking the other day, will there ever be a time when I won’t need to be humbled by the Lord to keep me in sync with the gospel truths, knowing and doing the Lord’s will. What I mean … Continue reading

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Why All the Fuss over Trump

Here we are with a new President and it seems that every time I turn on the news more people are protesting the new administration.  And while there are many that are peacefully protesting, there are many that are not.  … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Fast and Testimony Meeting

What is “Fast and Testimony” meeting? Simply, it’s a Sunday meeting held once a month, normally on the first Sunday of the month, where members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saint meet while fasting and bear their … Continue reading

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