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What is the Source of the Phrase ‘Spare the Rod and Spoil the Child?’

Carolyn’s Online Magazine (#COMe) WHAT IS THE SOURCE OF THE PHRASE ‘SPARE THE ROD AND SPOIL THE CHILD?’ IS IT IN THE BIBLE? ~~~~~~~~~~~ SUBSCRIPTION (FOLLOW) CHALLENGE FOR Carolyn’s Online Magazine  (#COMe) April 1-16, 2016     Benefits the Blackburn Center Against … Continue reading

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What Makes Easter Special?

Carolyn’s Online Magazine (#COMe) WHAT MAKES EASTER SPECIAL? Guest writer the Rev. Monte W. Holland Psalm 118:22 The stone that the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone. 23 This is the Lord’s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes. … Continue reading

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America’s First Untethered Balloon Flight 1/9/1793

Carolyn’s Online Magazine AMERICA’S FIRST UNTETHERED BALLOON FLIGHT 1/9/1793 I researched America’s first hot air balloon flight for a chapter in my novel. My main character, Rosalie de Leval, attended both the first hot air balloon flight in Lille, France, … Continue reading

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Sacred Circles

Carolyn’s Online Magazine SACRED CIRCLES NOTE: The January 2, 2016, WordPress photo prompt is circle: Today, let a familiar shape inspire you. On January 2, 2016, Monte and I participated in a 4-church tour in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. During a sharing … Continue reading

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Should a Christian Celebrate Hallowe’en?

Carolyn’s Online Magazine SHOULD A CHRISTIAN CELEBRATE HALLOWE’EN? Guest Contributor: the Rev. Monte W. Holland NOTE: This post is from a local Bible study lead by my husband Monte, in which he examined Hallowe’en and its pagan and Christian roots. … Continue reading

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How Do You Dispose of a Bible?

Carolyn’s Online Magazine HOW DO YOU DISPOSE OF A BIBLE? I’m a book burner. More specifically, I’m a Bible burner. It’s the only book I dispose of by burning. Do I dispose of them properly?   The issue arose in … Continue reading

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Rediscovering the Idea of Communal Faith

Carolyn’s Online Magazine REDISCOVERIING THE IDEA OF COMMUNAL FAITH Early on September 20th Boy Scout Troop presented a flag ceremony at the 108th Stahlstown Flax Scutching Festival. Following the flag ceremony a Methodist circuit rider, The. Rev. Anthony Hita*, announced … Continue reading

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Transplanting Roots: A Devotion

Carolyn’s Online Magazine TRANSPLANTING ROOTS: A DEVOTION SCRIPTURE: “Therefore, since Jesus was delivered to you as Christ and Lord, live your lives in union with him. Be rooted in him; be built in him; be consolidated in the faith you … Continue reading

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Words for National Day of Prayer 2015 in Ligonier, Pa.

Carolyn’s Online Magazine WORDS FOR NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER 2015 IN LIGONIER, PA. The Rev. Monte W. Holland, Guest Writer Retired United Methodist Church Pastor …maybe that’s the greatest power of prayer: It winds around our world like a billion … Continue reading

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Survivor’s Guilt: A Devotion

Carolyn’s Online Magazine SURVIVOR’S GUILT:  A DEVOTION SCRIPTURE: Exodus 1:22  Then Pharoah commanded all his people, “Every son that is born to the Hebrews you shall cast into the Nile… (RSV) Matthew 2:16  Then Herod, when he saw that he … Continue reading

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