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The Old Man and His Diviners Rod

By Patrick Hawthorne Having just arrived home from work, I quickly shucked my work uniform and donned a pair of comfortable overalls.  As I stepped out on my porch to get ready to feed my pigs, goats, and chickens, a

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My Temple is Looking More like a Bouncy House!

By Patrick Hawthorne Today, while driving back to my office, I hit a bump.  For me it was a very sad moment.  You see…when I hit the bump, my midsection also took a leap of faith.  Yes, the little spare

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How Satan Suppressed the Power of the Church

By Patrick Hawthorne From within the confines of the abyss, raucous laughter echoed off the walls.  The nauseous stench of their foul breath swirled like a whirl wind filling every nook, crack and cranny. “Tell us again, O’ evil one,”

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Tongues are of Da’ Devil?

By Patrick Hawthorne This morning, like most mornings, I prayed, “Father, I need a subject to write.  What would You like me to write about?”  In my spirit I felt the subject matter needed to be on speaking in tongues.

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The Day Jesus was Kicked out of the Church

By Patrick Hawthorne Several years ago, through an invitation from a friend, I visited a little Baptist church on a Wednesday night.  As is customary with many churches, the pastor asked that all visitors fill out a visitor’s card.  I

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The Uncomfortable Chair

By Patrick Hawthorne One person’s natural life, if compared with infinity, is but a fleeting moment; a grain of sand in an ocean of time.  As Shakespeare so eloquently wrote, life is but a walking shadow, a poor player that

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Taming the Tongue

By Patrick Hawthorne Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit. (Proverbs 18:21(NKJV)) Death and life are in the power of the tongue…What a chilling thought.   When I stop and think about

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It is Well with My Soul

By Patrick Hawthorne Stepping onto the gang plank, a fresh wave of sorrow washed over him.  So much grief; so much sorrow.  How much can one man endure? Tears formed like small pools at the bottom of his eyes.  Once

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Leave Me Alone…Can’t You See I’m Being Holy!

By Patrick Hawthorne What was I thinking?  January 2015 came and went with no hiccups or major life discrepancies…on my behalf anyways.  When January 31st rolled around, I felt the prompting by the Holy Spirit to dedicate more of myself

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Ponderings from the Goat Pen

By Patrick Hawthorne   I love how the Holy Spirit works.  It never fails that when I ask the Holy Spirit to give me a topic to write He always comes through.  Mostly, I love the uniqueness and simplicity by

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