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The Thief (A Re-post from Years Past)

By Patrick Hawthorne   The pain was excruciating! Like bolts of lightning, nerve endings screamed in a rhythmic tone as one wave of pain followed another.  Still, the thief pushed through the pain as he forced his body upright.  The

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Johnny, Sally, and Grandma’s Duck

By Patrick Hawthorne Last week I heard this story for the first time.  Some say it is a story of forgiveness.  While it does speak of forgiveness, to me it is more of an illustration of how we – born-again

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So…You’re Going to Battle the Devil, Are You? (Part 2)

By Patrick Hawthorne   I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by

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“Freedom From Sin…” A $19.95 value (free today for the first one gazillion readers)

By Patrick Hawthorne Would you like to know the secret of how to be delivered from sin – at no cost?   As in, for free?  The answer is so simple, yet so profound.  Are you ready?  Here we go… “Replace your

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Ibuprofen and Sin

By Patrick Hawthorne   I am, at the time of writing this post, two months and one week post-surgery for a torn rotator cuff.  For anyone who has experienced a shoulder surgery, you will definitely identify with what I am

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Educating Your Head at the Expense of Your Heart

By Patrick Hawthorne Indeed, this is a sad commentary on the state of the Church.  Are we, the Body of Christ, educating our heads at the expense of our heart?  Remember back to the days when you were first born

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Prayer…Part 4 – Be Careful…You Might Just Get What You Pray For!

By Patrick Hawthorne I was writing on the will of God and just could not move forward.  The words were not flowing smoothly.  As I stopped to ask the Lord what the problem might be, I felt the prompting of

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