Your Work and Your Calling!

August 31, 2018 What was your first job? Do you remember it? I do! I was 14 years old and I was hired at an ice cream shop in a mall in South Florida. You know what it was called? Dipper Dans! This week I searched for it to see...

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The Valley of the Shadow

August 24, 2018 In the last few weeks, we’ve had a number of members of our church who have stepped across the valley of the shadow of death and have inherited the “crown of righteousness” that Paul suggested is laid up for those who are in Christ. In some cases,...

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A Shout Out to Our Leaders!

August 17, 2018 Each year at this time, a transition takes place in the church. The most obvious transition takes place in our programming. As summer starts to fade into the background and the fall steps to the forefront, we see favorite programs gear up and new programs begin. For...

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Back 2 School

August 10, 2018 A couple of days ago, I bumped into one of the children at the church. It was late afternoon and she was carrying her backpack. I guessed she had come straight from school to the church for some activity. Turning to her, I asked, “How is school...

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A Head Start on the Fall

August 3, 2018 It’s hard to believe, but for most of us summer vacations are drawing to a close, the fall activities are about to get under way, the buses have started to roll, and our children are going back to school. Here at the church, we are also beginning...

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A Prayer for the Nation

Our gracious and loving God, In just a few days, our nation will celebrate its 242nd birthday. There will be parades, picnics, barbecues, and fireworks. Hopefully we will spend time remembering where we have come from, but also looking ahead to who you want us to become as a nation....

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When Ministry Gets Dicey

Sometimes I wish ministry was easy. Sometimes I wish it only involved visiting the sick, preaching upbeat sermons that encouraged people, writing letters of recommendation for members who are trying to get into a school or a new job, and taking care of a few administrative matters. That’s how I...

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The Power of Love

The other night, my wife and I watched a movie released last year. It was entitled, Patriots Day. When it comes to movies that’s often the way it works for us. We see them about a year after everyone else. Anyway, it is a graphic depiction of the events leading...

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Memorial Day

By the time you read this article, Memorial Day Weekend will have already started. The actual federal holiday, of course, will not be until Monday, but customarily many people go on a trip during the long weekend and that starts today. According to AAA, a record number (42 million) are...

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What We Shall Become!

Somewhere I remember reading a story about a man who was visiting the Grand Canyon. For a long time, he stood speechless before this miracle of creation, simply taking in the magnificent spectacle. Finally, he said to himself, a little louder than he intended, “I wish I had been here...

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