Don't Worry It's Spring!

Posted March 26, 2020
Wow, I almost missed it! With everything going on I almost forgot that Thursday, March 19 was the first day of Spring!  The grass is starting to turn green. Some flowers are starting to poke through the ground. The earth is waking up from a long winter’s sleep! As I walked outside today I heard a robin sing. I even saw a pair of ducks looking for a place to build their nest. It’s finally springtime! As I listened to the …
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Peace In Troubled Times

Posted March 13, 2020
King David was inspired by the Holy Spirit to write, “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me…’ (Psalm 23:4). With all of the news about the Coronavirus, you may think that we are walking through this valley right now! Are you worried about Coronavirus? How can you have peace and healing in the midst of these very anxious times? Trust can …
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Listen to Jesus

Posted February 19, 2020
Have you heard of the phrase, "slow to speak, and quick to listen?" Listening is an acquired skill. It takes lots of practice! There is a BIG difference between simply hearing words and actually listening to what a person is trying to say…Careful listening is more than merely hearing sounds. Active listening requires our full attention.  In Luke 9:35, God-The Father speaks something that we should ALL pay close attention to and listen. "This is my Son, whom I have chosen; listen …
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A New Kind of Love

Posted February 13, 2020
What do you love? In the USA many of us love puppies, mom and apple pie! Some of us love pizza and baseball.  Interestingly, we use the SAME word to describe our affections for everything from food to family: “LOVE” While we Americans try to cram the spectrum of our emotions into a single word, the Greeks used many words to describe the various meanings of love. One word, “philia”, was used to designate “brotherly love”, the love you have for a …
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Lost in the dark

Posted February 5, 2020
Have you ever lost the dark?  It's frustrating isn't it?  What do you do?  You need to find a light so that you can see what's lost!Ever since the Fall of Adam, the entire world was lost and "in the dark!" Everyone was living in the darkness of their sin.  People had gotten so used to the darkness that they didn't even know they were lost! Then God sent his word to the prophet …
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State of the Kingdom

Posted January 30, 2020
Next week, President Trump will share the “State of the Union” address with the American people. With all that’s going on in Washington D.C., many people are wondering what will the president say? After the speech, political pundits will dissect every word and try to interpret how the speech supports their own political interests. Jesus gives His own “State of Kingdom” address in what we call “The Beatitudes” (the blessings) in the Gospel of Matthew. …
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Chosen for Change!

Posted January 23, 2020
Have you ever had a story that you just can’t wait to share with someone? You’re “chompin’ at the bit”! You’re just looking for someone to tell your story!  If there has ever been a time in your life when you just couldn’t wait to share your good news, then you know how Matthew felt.  St. Matthew that is.  The Gospel of Matthew starts off with a bang! It’s a blur!  The Gospel of Matthew …
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Sharing Love

Posted January 15, 2020
Have you ever heard of Albert McMakin? Chances are that you have never heard of him. The year was 1934 and Albert was a young farmhand from North Carolina who had recently come to faith in Jesus Christ. Albert was excited to share his faith, so he invited a friend named Billy Frank to an old fashioned revival. Billy didn’t really want to go, but Albert offered to let Billy drive the truck. Since Billy …
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Celebrate your new life in Christ!

Posted January 9, 2020
I’ve got this plant in my office. It’s just a common office plant. Something that you might see at a bank or a doctor’s office. It’s a “philodendron.” Just a fancy name for a common plant. But this plant is special to me because it was a gift from my Aunt Frances. I should really take care of it better, but it’s one of those plants that is kind of indestructible. I normally practice “benign …
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Happy New Year!

Posted December 26, 2019
The coming New Year, will be an opportunity to leave the old behind and begin the New Year with a fresh start. How about you? In this New Year, what’s your New Years’ resolution?  Is there some bad habit you want to break? Is there some better habit you wish to form?  The New Year gives us a chance for a fresh start!The problem with our New Year’s resolutions is that they often fail!  We …
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