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  • God’s in Control

    You know how you flip through the Bible or some other “spiritual” book hoping that you come upon just the “word” you need? Usually that doesn’t happen to me… but that doesn’t stop me from trying it! But today while reading a daily devotional that I use – it actually happened! I had finished today’s reading […]

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  • The Power of Prayer

    Prayer. It used to be something I did out of obligation. A bunch of well scripted phrases said everynight before falling asleep. A last ditch effort when all my plans fell through. “I’ll be praying for you!” I’d say to someone but after a few minutes, I’d walk away and forget all about them. Pretty […]

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  • Cover Me, I’m Screwing Up

    Last week, while flying to Florida, I was listening to an orchestral recording of Dvorak’s “New World” symphony. The usual comparisons between an orchestra and the Body of Christ came to mind—the combined ability to create harmonies, tones, dynamic range; great music made only by a gathering of talented musicians working together under the influence […]

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  • I’m Debt free.

    The other day I was driving home from a meeting and the Dave Ramsey Show was playing on the radio. Most people who call in ask Dave for advice on how to get out of the financial mess they are in. Listening to the show you hear endless ways people can pile up debt to […]

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  • Psalm 23

    God, my shepherd! I don’t need a thing. You have bedded me down in lush meadows, you find me quiet pools to drink from. True to your word, you let me catch my breath and send me in the right direction. Even when the way goes through Death Valley, I’m not afraid when you walk […]

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  • How is my fruit?

    How is my fruit? Spiritual fruit, that is. Is it big, or small? Is it thriving, or growing slowly? These are some of the thoughts that have been running through my head the last few weeks. It is kind of a scary thing to ask other people these questions, and even more intimidating to ask […]

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  • Who are you trying to please?

    Scripture: Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God?  Or am I trying to please men?  If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ. -Galatians 1:10 Observation: This is a relevant question for us today. This question may seem easy to answer in […]

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  • Bulletin Bloopers

    In light of the fact that the Christian church in America tends to develop its own insider language that others have trouble understanding; I thought this list of “Bulletin Bloopers” is both enlightening and funny. Due to the Rector’s illness, Wednesday’s healing services will be discontinued until further notice. Bertha Belch, a missionary from Africa, […]

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  • A Blessing for You

    As this year unfolds, I pray that you would see the blessings of our God all around you. I pray that you would be blessed at work, blessed at home, blessed at play. I pray that your ability to Love Jesus and Love others would increase and influence all that you do. I pray that […]

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  • One Meaning for Christmas

    In Life Group we watched a video that extolled the awesomeness of God, the vastness of what He has created and in contrast the smallness of our planet; and in comparison to our planet, our utter minuteness in the cosmos. At one point I had to leave. It seemed that the vastness of God had […]

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