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Chippie the parakeet was simply minding his own business and singing his song one day when his owner decided to clean out his cage with the vacuum cleaner. The phone rang and the lady went to … 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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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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The majority of people I know would profess that God alone is whole and complete. In fact, the belief is that God lacks in nothing. On the other hand, we always seem to have some mark of … 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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Be careful of your thoughts, for your thoughts become your words. Be careful of your words, for your words become your actions. Be careful of your actions, for your actions become your habits. Be … 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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“And forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.” This familiar phrase is from the Lord’s Prayer – the model prayer Jesus gave his disciples (students) … 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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As I write this article it is snowing outside and spring seems to be at a distance. Spring is coming even if it doesn’t look like it is. That is the wonder of this planet that was created … more

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Lucy was explaining to Charlie Brown at the end of the game why she had lost sight of the baseball and had failed to make the catch. “Sorry I missed that easy fly ball, manager. I thought I … more

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A few weeks ago in worship at Walton United Presbyterian Church, I told a joke while trying to make a theological point. Everybody seemed to get the joke and one or two even repeated the punch … 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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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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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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Did Jesus have a large church? True, he drew some large crowds, but we also read of a time when those crowds grew so offended at what he said that everyone walked out of the service except twelve … more

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There are many times when we get down. Depression hits every one of us at one time or another. Even the happiest of people can get down. Our faith sometimes is the key to finding our way through … 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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One day a farmer’s donkey fell into an abandoned well. The animal cried for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he came to the conclusion that there was no way to … more
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