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The Return

On Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, there was a National and Global Day of Prayer and Repentance in Washington, DC. The theme of the event was “The Return.” “The Return” means that … more

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In the course of our lives when troubles arrive it seems that God is extremely far away. Things happen that we had not planned for. Troubles come in threes. Sometimes God seems so far away. He seems … more

Unchartered Waters

An expression that we often hear these days during the pandemic is that “we are in unchartered waters.” Water is frequently used as a metaphor. Water itself is a remarkable compound, H2O, … more

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Computers are an amazing tool when we learn to use them properly. We’ve probably all had the experience of thinking we had saved a document, only to realize it wasn’t saved correctly, and … more

Thank God

What a beautiful morning it is as I write this. Spring has finally arrived in all its beauty. The trees are blooming, flowers are blooming making for a glorious springtime. The earth is showing the … more

The Star Thrower

There is a story told by scientist and philosopher Loren Eiseley (1907-1977) that tells a story for all of us to heed:  “Once upon a time, there was a wise man who used to go to the … more

The Rainbow

The other day as I was leaving church I saw a rainbow. It wasn’t particularly a big one. Just a small shower and a small rainbow. My wife and I enjoyed and she took a nice picture of … more

Shalom

The Hebrew word SHALOM is commonly understood around the world to mean peace. But our English word peace doesn’t quite do this word justice. Interestingly, in Israel, where there is little … more

Love

Valentine’s Day is a day reserved to remember Saint Valentine, the patron Saint of Love. Actually if it were not for Hallmark, we would most likely have lost the story of this … more

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Ann Lewin, author of “Seasons of Grace,” tells a story of new life we can all share during Eastertide, she writes: “Henry and Henrietta were two tiny, wriggly caterpillars who … more

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Luke 5:27-29 (NIV) states: Jesus went out and saw a tax collector named Levi sitting in his booth. “Follow me” he said. Levi got up and followed him. Then Levi had a great banquet for Jesus at … more

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Colonel Goethals received tremendous criticism throughout the planning and building of the Panama Canal. An assistant had all he could take of the criticism one day. He asked the Colonel, “Aren’t … more

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Fall begins this week. What a wonderful time of year. Kids are back to school, cool, crisp air, football and soccer games, the leaves are beginning to change. What a wonderful time of the year. … more

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September is the month we celebrate Labor Day. Labor Day is a national U.S. holiday held on the first Monday every September. It actually was first celebrated in 1882 in New York City under the … more

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Why sheep? Why not cheetahs or wolves or tigers or another animal with a bit of flair, a bit of class? But the Bible tells us often that we are sheep. We are sheep and God is a shepherd. That … more

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I have always been an avid reader. I once read a book written by the singer and songwriter Willie Nelson, and Willie was talking about the Lord’s Prayer, how he recorded it once. He said “that it … more

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The Bible repeatedly speaks of welcoming the strangers among us. We are often told that the stranger may well be an angel of which we are unaware. The early Israelites were told in Deuteronomy 10:19: … more

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A pastor received a call from another church. They offered him a salary four times what he was currently receiving. They offered him a company car and use of a house complete with a swimming pool. … more

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God knows the way. God Shows the way. God Holds the Day. It’s that wonderful time of year when graduation becomes the simple theme of the day. Graduation from high school, college, eighth … more

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I was once told that the best teacher is a storyteller. It is certainly true that a good storyteller gets and keeps the attention of the audience. The Scriptures, both the Old and the New Testament, … more
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