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The Lord is at Your Right Hand

The Lord is at Your Right Hand

Hey, little buddies! Psalm 16:8 has an important message for us.  It says, “I have set the Lord continually before me; Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” This may be where the expression, “my right-hand man” came from.  When we think of a right-hand man, we think of somebody whose help we need badly, someone we can always depend on.  The Psalmist says in this verse that he is constantly thinking about the Lord

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When Betsy Ross Came to Live at Our House – a glimpse into Uncle Rick’s life

When Betsy Ross Came to Live at Our House a glimpse into Uncle Rick’s life It’s been almost three years ago since we “rescued” little Betsy from the pound. Miss Marilyn’s cat Jack had just died, and she was missing him pretty badly. So, we made a trip to the pound just to see what they had. We found a small, black and white kitty in one of the cages. We asked if we could

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Easy or Excellent? Which way will you choose?

Easy or Excellent? Which way will you choose?

Hey, little buddies! One of my favorite Bible verses is Phillipians 1:10. It says, “That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ.” So, I have a question for you. Do you approve the things that are excellent? You may not understand what I mean. What I’m asking is this: do you want to give your very best to God? Or are you

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God Is Watching!

God Is Watching!

Hey, little buddies! I was just reading some great quotes by Thomas Jefferson. One of them was about controlling ourselves and doing what’s right even if nobody knows what we’re doing. His suggestion was to act as if EVERYBODY knew. He said, “When you do a thing, act as if the world were watching.” Not a bad idea. We know that God is watching. But maybe we expect Him to be understanding of our weaknesses.

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Puppy is Not a Dog

Puppy is Not a Dog – a glimpse into uncle rick’s life If you ever thought about it, you would probably expect that the Boyer family has had a lot of pets over the years. After all, Miz Marilyn and I raised fourteen children. And children love pets. We’ve had dogs, cats, parakeets, rabbits, crabs, horses and chickens. One of the more unusual pets was named Puppy. The unusual thing about Puppy is that he

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The Cost of Patriotism….it is good to remember!

From our A Tidbit from History Series… Francis Lewis represented New York in signing the Declaration of Independence. In 1775 he was elected to the Continental Congress and shortly thereafter moved his family to a comfortable estate on Long Island. But, it was a sad mistake. In the fall of 1776, British Colonel Birtch led his cavalrymen toward the Lewis home.  He was enraged when he found Mr. Lewis not at home to get “the

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Meet Mosby

Hey, little buddies! I’d like you to meet my buddy, Mosby. Mosby came to me as a roly-poly, eight-week-old puppy.  He is a yellow Labrador Retriever and his puppy coat was nearly white! He loved to chew on things and chase things, as puppies always do.  It had been a long time since the Boyers had had a new puppy, so everybody wanted to play with him. He was so cute that we were able

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A Tidbit from History

A Tidbit from History

When Roger Sherman came to the Continental Congress from Connecticut, he did not present a very impressive figure. He had a thick New England accent and often gestured energetically with his hands as he spoke.  But it wasn’t long before he earned the respect of his fellow representatives. This was partly because he spoke with wisdom and conviction.  It was also because of his breadth of life experience. That experience continued during his time in Congress

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Do You Like to Argue?

Do You Like to Argue?

Hey, little buddies! Let me ask you something:  do you like to argue? I’ve known some people who would rather argue than agree with the other guy, even if what they were arguing about wasn’t important at all. It’s as if they are so proud of their opinion that they really want other people to hear it. That kind of person causes a lot of arguments and hard feelings. That makes trouble for others. But,

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Nightshirts in the Cornfield

Nightshirts in the Cornfield

It was the evening of the 18th of April, 1775. Elbridge Gerry, a member of the Continental Congress from Massachusetts was staying overnight in a house near Menotomoy with his friend, Colonel Orne. There had been a meeting of a Congressional committee that day in nearby Cambridge and Gerry had taken part. The community was all abuzz with rumors of British military action.  Patriot leaders John Hancock and Sam Adams were staying in Lexington, and military

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