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The Honor Of His Name

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"Praise the Lord's greatness with me. Let us highly honor His Name together." Psalm 34:3



Is my life an honor to the Name of Jesus? That is the question burning in my heart, for myself, my family, the church, all those who are called by His Name.


Simply stated, Jesus is the one and only refuge for the storm that was or is or is to come. For all time and eternity there is no other safe place. If I do not know Him as my Lord, I am lost, alone, and unprotected.


"Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God's right hand. Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God. And when Christ, who is your life, is revealed to the whole world you will share in all His glory." Colossians 3:1-4


Life, for me, is to be about bringing honor to the Name of my Lord.


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Grape Juice Process

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The housewife who does precious little canning and freezing has rows of rich and tasty grape juice lined up on her kitchen counter.  

A friend of mine shared her stress-free method of obtaining grape juice concentrate and I was interested. Complicated canning rituals have me running in the opposite direction. It is quite true, I've been less-than-virtuous in that department according to the standard set by my Amish and Mennonite culture. But this was as simple as a text to another friend, placing an order, and having it delivered to my doorstep last night. So far, so good!



Bright and early this morning, I began filling jars. Quart jars, pint jars, and any plastic jugs I could find. I froze about 2 gallons in the jugs to cut down on the amount of jars I had to buy. You start pouring juice from a barrel into a tiny pint jar and you realize you need another plan! I only had a dozen quarts when in reality I needed sixty. Forget about anything larger because my canner won't handle it…