Monthly Archives: August 2015

Being a Prepared Survivalist

By Patrick Hawthorne I’m a survivalist.  No…not the build an impenetrable fortress in a quest to survive the zombie apocalypse, type survivalist.  I’m more of your practical survivalist.  I guess you could say that I’m an old school survivalist. My

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Are You a Light or a Dying Ember?

By Patrick Hawthorne I know this post will not be very popular with some because its purpose is to serve more as a warning than as an uplifting message.  Nevertheless, it is the truth.  No, not my truth but God’s

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Let Them See Jesus

By Patrick Hawthorne My Father-in-Law, whom everyone calls PawPaw, has been in a rehabilitation center for a couple of months due to back issues.  One particular Sunday afternoon, when my wife Kathy (Kat) and I went for a visit, we

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The Tormented Soul

By Patrick Hawthorne The man sighed deeply.  He had been sitting at the gate, the entrance into the city, for several hours watching, waiting, conducting business.  But now, it was time to go; evening was upon him and the streets

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Joy Unspeakable and Full of Glory

By Patrick Hawthorne “Whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible (unspeakable) and full of glory, receiving the end of your faith—the salvation of your souls.”   (1 Peter 1:8 NKJV parenthesis mine) The

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How Long, Lord?

By Patrick Hawthorne “God, how long do I have to cry out for help before you listen?  How many times do I have to yell, “Help! Murder! Police!” before You come to the rescue?  Why do You force me to

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