Wanna Fight?

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As a kid on the school playground, the question came up more than once.  Immediately a decision had to be made.  I mean, the challenge demanded a response.  In a flash, the size, the person, the enemy, and the issue had to be assessed.  Is there a cause?  Am I, or someone I care about […]

Did You…

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…have a family fun filled summer? I sure hope so, and as usual, the days of summer fall faster than the autumn leaves. Speaking of change, our church schedule changes: Beginning the first Sunday after Labor Day  – Sunday, September 9th:      Worship Service is at 10:15 am      Sunday School for all […]

The Questions…

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We have answers. It is amazing how often the feeling comes up, “I don’t know who to turn to?” You may have had a friend tell you, “turn to God,” “Ask Him.” But you’re really are not sure how to connect with the Almighty, or what that answer might look like. Uncertainty leaves you painfully […]

Good Good Father…

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No matter the past or present relationship you’ve experienced with your earthly father, there is an incredible relationship awaiting you, with your Heavenly Father. Contemporary Christian recording artist Chris Tomlin released a worship song called “Good, Good Father,” reminding the Body of Christ who their Father is and what He is like.  (This being Father’s […]

Remember…

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It is the time of year we remember those who have paid the ultimate price for something we continue to take for granted…our freedom. Remember freedom is costly. It doesn’t come free.  Someone laid their life on the line for the life you and I live.  In particular, we remember those who never picked their […]

There is a tension…

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….between you and the Gospel. Hard to believe, isn’t it? However true, especially by nature of the term. Gospel means “good news”… implying we need it. Difficult when we mean it on religious terms. I first need to acknowledge I am lost before I can be found, or blind and now see. In a recent […]

Indifference and the Resurrection: An Alarming Seduction  

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Since the beginning of the year, I have conducted an unusual number of funerals. Each family represented various stages of grief, shock and pain. As pastor, my chief role is to bring hope and comfort. Jesus’ words, “let not your heart be troubled…neither let it be afraid,” are words from Heaven itself. However, Jesus predicated […]

I am not …

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…..settling for less this Christmas! The usual desire for more things on a “wish list” I was hoping to fulfill leaves me disappointed or disillusioned, and the deepest meaning of “Christmas” escaping me. I want more. The truths of Christmas are deep but not beyond grasp. Matthew and Luke give us the facts: Joseph, Mary, […]

Hope deferred…makes the heart sick

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The verse continues, “But a longing fulfilled is a tree of life” (Proverbs 13:12). We live a life of faith. That doesn’t mean a reckless, careless, blind approach to living. Rather a hope-filled trust/reliance upon promises that the Lord desires to “make happen.” Pastor Cathy and I are experiencing part A of the passage. Since […]

I am Guilty

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Procrastination is most definitely deceptive. This action of the soul likes to hide behind excuses. Until the Lord searched my heart…(by my invitation i.e. prayer) I was quite comfortable allowing this flaw to steal away precious and valuable time from my life. James 4:2b “…you do not have, because you do not ask.” Or as Rick […]