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Charles Allard
June 30, 2020

Celebrating the Birth of our Nation

Celebrating the Birth of our Nation

Saturday, July 4, we celebrate Independence Day, the birth of our beloved country, The United States of America. Do you recall when you were required to memorize the Preamble to the Declaration of Independence? “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal that they are endowed by their Creator with […]

June 23, 2020

Make The Most of The Present

Make The Most of The Present

Last week, I encouraged you to read “The Walk” series by Richard Paul Evans. I have now made it to my fifth and final book in the series. It has been a long time since a book or a series of books has so captured my attention. In Book four, “A Step of Faith,” the […]

June 16, 2020

The Journey of Life

The Journey of Life

If you are looking for good reading material you will do well to check out the writings of Richard Paul Evans.  Through a friend, Gloria and I were introduced to “The Walk Series” by this gifted writer. There are five books in the series. Gloria has read them all. I am trailing behind with the […]

June 9, 2020

Our Victory is in Jesus

Our Victory is in Jesus

The complexity of human nature is difficult to explain and difficult to understand. The Apostle Paul would certainly agree.  Eugene Peterson has put Paul’s words in the 7th Chapter or Romans into everyday language. It goes like this, “What I don’t understand about myself is that I decide one way, but then I act another, […]

June 2, 2020

Our Hope is in Jesus Christ

Our Hope is in Jesus Christ

The writer in the devotional guide “Reflections” for Friday, May 29, said “When we find the future unclear or foreboding, finding the motivation for today’s tasks is often difficult.” Aleta Payne wrote in her News & Observer Editorial on May 29,“Pews are empty, but belief is full,” “We need to love each other enough to […]

May 27, 2020

Quiet Time with God

Quiet Time with God

It’s just a small 4×6 foot space in the corner of a larger room in our home in what some would call a “sun room”. It is adorned with Gloria’s beautiful orchids, a book case, a shelf holding our college diplomas, a panoramic picture of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with its beautiful Guanabara Bay, and […]

May 19, 2020

Stay in the Word

Stay in the Word

Two cherished devotional books in my library are “Morning and Evening” by Charles Haddon Spurgeon, known as “The Prince of Preachers” of whom it is said, “he preached out of the overflow of his devotional life.” And a devotional classic, “A Diary of Private Prayer” which came out of the prayer life of John Baillie, […]

May 12, 2020

Life is a Journey!

Life is a Journey!

The parents of today’s seniors grew up in the days of silent films when one of the famous actors was Charlie Chaplin. Chaplin was an English comic actor, filmmaker and composer known around the world. He was considered one of the most important figures in the history of the film industry. Chaplin grew up in […]

May 5, 2020

Mother’s Day

Mother's Day

Next Sunday, May 10th is Mother’s Day. Next to Christmas and Easter it is one of the most significant celebrations in the calendar year. Someone has said, “Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever. ”David McKay wrote “The noblest calling in the world is that of mother. True motherhood is […]

April 28, 2020

Difficulties Bring Out the Best and the Worst

Difficulties Bring Out the Best and the Worst

I have come to the conclusion that difficulties bring out the best and the worst in human nature. Among the best, is the inspiring commitment and compassion of doctors, nurses and hospital staff that put their lives on the line every day trying to save the lives of Covid-19 patients. That also goes for the […]

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