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Never Forget the Daily Ministry

By Patrick Hawthorne Life… It has a funny way of passing by with a blink of the eye.  Because of the very nature of life, and its refusal to stop and smell the daisy’s,  I have fallen behind in my

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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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Refiner of God’s Fire

    By Patrick Hawthorne “Behold, I send My messenger, and he will prepare the way before Me. And the Lord, whom you seek, will suddenly come to His temple, even the Messenger of the covenant in whom you delight. Behold, He is

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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?

By Patrick Hawthorne I have heard Christian’s do it…I have seen Christian’s do it.  For that matter, I have done it myself.  And it always turns out the same…utter failure. What I am referring to is the notion that we

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Don’t Lose Your Balance!

By Patrick Hawthorne I am writing this article with much pause.  I have to be careful because I know there are two sides to every road and both usually end up being a deep ditch.  One ditch leads to severe

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To Fear or Not to Fear…The Fear of the Lord (Part 1)

By Patrick Hawthorne     “The remarkable thing about God is that when you fear God, you fear nothing else, whereas if you do not fear God, you fear everything else.” Oswald Chambers     To fear or not to

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