Posts by dandowning

What Is Planted in Your Heart?

I’ve been reading in James lately both in personal Bible reading and a Bible study. James tells us to be quick to listen and slow to speak, and slow to anger. He goes on to tell us that anger doesn’t produce the attitude that God wants. He says to get rid of the filthiness from…

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Nothing Else Matters

I have never been so sick in all my life! While in Aruba for our daughter’s wedding, I contracted acute salmonella poisoning. The agonizing day and night in country, the unspeakable flight back to the USA, and the subsequent week in the hospital are now memories of horror that I shall NEVER forget. I mention…

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The Land of the Free

I’m writing this blog on the 236th birthday of The United States of America. In referring to one of the great decisions of our nation’s birth, the man who was to become our 2nd president, John Adams, made the following statement.  “Yesterday, the greatest question was decided which ever was debated in America; and a…

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Happy Anniversary

Our friends of more than 45 years had just been recognized for 50 years of marriage. It was their golden wedding anniversary. And a golden moment it was. All four of their sons were present as well as many of their family members. They went to the front of the church and I smiled and…

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“It all depends …”

“It all depends …” I was sitting on a local Boy Scout review committee for boys ready for their next rank. The young man was asked if he enjoyed scouting activities. He let us know rather quickly that some things were not as enjoyable as others. At the same time he had just qualified as…

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Dads

Well, it’s been awhile since I’ve blogged on our site.  I think I’ll try to share something the first Wednesday of every month from now on, and our Asst. Pastor, Bruce Johnson, will be sharing on the other Wednesdays.  Hope you’ll keep up! I’ve been thinking a lot this Fathers Day week about being a…

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It's a New Year!

Well, I’ve taken a little break from blogging over the past few months, but thought maybe the new year would be a good time to “get back at it!”  What do YOU think?  As a matter of fact, I COULD make a resolution that I’m going to blog more in 2012.  On the other hand,…

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Finding God's Will

I’m persuaded that God has a specific “will” for every single person.  Our job is simply to discern, then do, that will! How interested or concerned are you about finding and fulfilling the will of God in your life?  There are more “ministry needs” than there have ever been before.  And yet, the fact is,…

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Satisfaction and Desire

Today, in my personal quiet time of devotion, it seemed that God “overwhelmed” me with a simple, yet profound, truth.  It had to do with “satisfaction” and “desire” and how (in-our-walk-with-Christ), the former should constantly be a foundation and catalyst for the latter.  In other words, the heart and foundation of any meaningful walk with Jesus must be…

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A Mere TEN YEARS Later …

When I think about the THOUSANDS of PRAYERS ascending from Ground Zero and surrounding areas 10 years ago … When I think about the CHURCHES that were FILLED the Sunday after 9/11/01 … When I think about the PEOPLE who were CRYING OUT TO GOD immediately after that horrible tragedy … I think, “Is it actually…

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