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Fresh Start Devotionals

Hobbies

“The only difference between men and boys,” they say, “is the price of their toys.” I don’t know about you, but I resemble that remark!

My first “adult” hobby was photography. I learned how to take pictures and develop them during a college course. I took the course with a borrowed camera and the school’s darkroom equipment, but later, I decided I needed my own stuff. Now I have several cameras, all kinds of lenses, and two tripods. Until our last garage sale, I also had a full darkroom set-up. I can’t remember the last time I took a picture.

When we lived in Southern California, I took up golfing. Some men in the Church wanted me to play with them so they bought me some lessons at a local Country Club so I’d be good enough. I started with a cheap set of clubs, but graduated to a full set of Link’s Irons, woods, and a nice leather bag. I even owned an electric cart for a while. I don’t want to remember the last time I played golf.

I don’t have the space to mention the “woodwork…

Amazing Grace Devotions

April 7


BLESSED REDEEMER
Avis B. Christiansen, 1895–1985
  When they came to the place called the Skull, there they crucified Him, along with the criminals—one on His right, the other on His left. (Luke 23:33)
A Hill with Three Crosses—
  One cross where a thief died IN SIN
  One cross where a thief died TO SIN
  A center cross where a Redeemer died FOR SIN
—Unknown
It is thought that the day we call “Good Friday” originated from the term “God’s Friday”—the day that Christ was led to the hill of Golgotha and crucified, assuring an eternal reconciliation for lost man. The Roman cross, intended to be an instrument of cruel death, instead became an instrument of new life and hope for the human race. God loved and valued each of us so highly that He was willing to pay the greatest price imaginable for our salvation.
The composer of this hymn, Harry Dixon Loes, was a popular music teacher at the Moody Bible Institute from 1939 until his death in 1965. One day while listening to a sermon on the s…