2012

Too Wonderful For Words

Though there are many wonderful “Christmas Verses” in the Bible, one of my all-time favorites is II Corinthians 9 : 15.  There, the Apostle Paul who was doing the inspired writing, wrote of Jesus with the words, “Thanks be unto God for His Unspeakable Gift!”  I love The Living Bible’s paraphrase of that verse: “Thank…

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We Must KNOW!

There is no doubt that America has become very polarized over cultural and social issues, today.  There are two irreconcilable worldviews colliding like tectonic plates in our society and the result has already been, and will continue to inevitably be, some serious and shaking cultural and religious earthquakes! In light of that, we who believe The Bible…

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Getting to Know Him

As I’ve watched people over the years and in different settings and cultures, I have observed the obvious. People are most comfortable with folks they know and are accustomed to being around. That brought me to another observation. When a person meets Jesus he is at a crossroads. His life has been turned completely around…

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One Can at a Time

One of the men of our church came up to me and asked about our homeless shelter ministry. I explained that two of the ladies of the church prepared a meal once a month and then delivered and served it at a local homeless shelter. Different people go with the ladies from time to time…

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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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Making Sense Out of Nonsense

It’s happened again. In a random act of violence someone murders twelve people and wounds dozens more. What is the reason for the violence. No one seems to know. Families are burying their dead without the closure of a reason. Their innocent loved ones were taken by the nonsense in a deranged shooter’s mind. Speculation…

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Summertime

I looked around the sanctuary and wondered if many of our congregation would be enjoying their summer vacation this week. The summer slump had not hit our church in earnest, yet. It seems that each week while some were traveling others were back and still others were visiting from afar. Everyone needs to take some…

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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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Around the Bend and Over the Hill

The school year was to begin in just a few days and the summer seemed to be flying by. We needed to open an additional classroom and the project appeared to be moving slowly. I was in a dither – moving from task to task in a blur. I didn’t see it coming. It was…

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