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What Are You Rich In?

When I think of riches, I think of money.  When you hear of someone being rich, what do you think that means?  Do you think, like me, that if someone is rich that they have a lot of money?  This is one way to be rich but it certainly isn’t the only way to be […]

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What Will You Be Doing The Day Before Your Die?

Imagine with me that you are going to die tomorrow.  Your doctors say you have very little chance of living past tomorrow, you feel that are about to die, and God has deemed it your time to die.  What would you do?  Think about it…what would you do to fill those remaining few hours?! -would […]

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Mom, Thank You!

How many of you have proclaimed that you have the best mom?  While there isn’t a scientific method to verify the accuracy of this statement it is a great thing to praise your mother.  Every year in May, we Americans set aside a day to celebrate our mothers.  Of course, one day in May isn’t […]

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What Ever Happened to Good Friday?

This Sunday is a very special day.  In fact, it is a holiday that will be celebrated around the world.  For Christians, it is actually the pinnacle day of our faith!  It is Resurrection Sunday-the day we celebrate Jesus Christ rising from the dead!!!  In other words, it is party time!  As the Apostle Paul […]

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How Bad Do You Want It?

If you knew that there could be a cure for cancer, what would you personally give to make this happen? If you knew that you could keep your children from making destructive decisions, what would you personally give up so that they would make constructive decisions? If you knew that the world’s poverty issues could […]

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Perspective

Take a moment and think of a problem that you are dealing with right now. Would you classify it as a big problem or as a small problem? Imagine you are dealing with that same problem and you get a call that your child or parent has been involved in a very serious accident. Now, […]

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The Eternal Son of God

John 1:1-5 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness […]

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Thanksliving (part 2)

On the fourth Thursday of November, millions of families and friends gather together across America and give thanks to God for many things.  This is a worthy activity that can be beneficial.  But, as Christians, is this the primary time that we intentionally thank God for who He is and for what He has done […]

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Thanksliving (part 1)

Outside of my office is a bulletin board with things our HeathKids are thankful for.  Some of the things listed are dogs, family, Christmas, God, and friends.  Also, there are some things listed by our kids that most people may not think to be thankful for such as wood, rugs, paper and one 3 year […]

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Takeaways…

Last week I had the privilege to attend two pastor conferences with our senior pastor Dan Downing.  I want to especially thank East Lake Community Church in Moneta, VA for hosting us and being so hospitable to us.  I learned or was reminded of many important principles regarding the pastoral ministry.  Three of the things […]

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