(Author: Freddie Green) A Child Shall Lead Them : A group of kids arrive at a museum on a school field trip.They are entering a room that supposedly has reproductions of works by Rembrandt detailing various aspect of the Christmas story up on the walls. And just as easily, it can spontaneously degenerate when the magic "just isn't there" anymore. Love is the attachment that results from deeply appreciating another's goodness. After all, most love stories don't feature a couple enraptured with each other's ethics. God created us to see ourselves as good (hence our need to either rationalize or regret our wrongdoings). Nice looks, an engaging personality, intelligence, and talent (all of which count for something) may attract you, but goodness is what moves you to love. Just focus on the good in another person (and everyone has some). I was once at an intimate concert in which the performer, a deeply spiritual person, gazed warmly at his audience and said, "I want you to know, I love you all." I smiled tolerantly and thought, "Sure." Looking back, though, I realize my cynicism was misplaced. Erich Fromm, in his famous treatise "The Art of Loving," noted the sad consequence of this misconception: "There is hardly any activity, any enterprise, which is started with such tremendous hopes and expectations, and yet, which fails so regularly, as love." (That was back in 1956 ― chances are he'd be even more pessimistic today.) So what is love ― real, lasting love? What we value most in ourselves, we value most in others.While Watchman Fellowship does not hold to the beliefs of non-Christian religions and doctrines, we also attempt to describe these beliefs factually, fairly and accurately.
But the last chapter does include this jaw-dropping parenthetical: “And so my column is devoted quite a lot to same-sex marriage and I am a frequent topic of discussion (I hesitate to say “target,” because honestly?
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(Author: Annette Wetherbee) 30 Days in the Ark : The nitty gritty of life for the sons of Noah as they struggled to keep the ark clean during the flood. Hascall) A Brand New Star : A very simple traditional Musical Nativity Play for children.
(Author: Dan Wilson) A Beary Twisted Tale : When Goldie stumbles across the home of three talking bears, she is surprised by what she finds inside. Suitable for children 5-13 and special needs pupils.