Keith Pate


When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12, NIV) The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. (John 1:5, NIV) “You are the light of the world. A town built …

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Sometimes hope is elusive, obscured by unexpected circumstances that shake our world and rattle our resolve.  In those moments of high stress (sickness, job insecurity, financial woes, societal upheaval, loss of a loved one) the vice of living can squeeze so tightly, that we feel we cannot breathe. It is in the dark moments; we …

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Words. Words bring comfort, convey our inner thoughts, share hope, recognize achievement, encourage steadfastness, strengthen resolve. Words can also decimate and devour dreams, puncture passions, exhaust endeavors, depress desires, crush creativity, flatten and obliterate optimism.   As I prepared to write this article today, I did a bit of research on quotes about “words.”  Here …

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