The Challenge of Change

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America is changing. And changing at a lightning fast speed. It’s been happening so quickly some of us can hardly keep up.

The current political climate and the two candidates running for President reflect a change in our electorate. Yet, they are the two most disliked to ever win the nomination and run for the highest office in the land.

A decade ago marriage was defined, as it has been for 5,000 years, as a union between one man and one woman. Today that has changed. Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Hear

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Two men were walking along a crowded city sidewalk. Suddenly, one of the men remarked: “Listen. Hear the sound of that cricket?”

But the other man couldn’t hear it. He asked his friend: “How can you hear the sound of a cricket with the roar of the traffic and the sounds of the city?” Continue reading

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Sunday Seed Thoughts: Our Hope

Seed Thoughts

“If I am asked what are the grounds for my hope, this is my answer: LIGHT is lord over darkness. TRUTH is lord over falsehood. LIFE is lord over death.” (Gerhard Frost, “Seasons of a Lifetime)

As I read these words, I thought this is what our hope is about. It is what Jesus is about. It is what this day is about. It is what the Communion is about. Continue reading

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God is Watching

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It’s Saturday and time for a little humor to end our week.

Did you hear about the children who were lined up in the cafeteria of a “Christian” elementary school for lunch?

At the head of the table was a large pile of apples. Because the children had been taking multiple apples and then wasting them, someone made a note, and posted on the apple tray, “Take only one. God is watching.” Continue reading

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Does God Want America To Be Great Again?

Make America Great Again

Last night closed the Republican National Convention with the acceptance speech of the nominee, Donald Trump, and the traditional balloon drop.  His campaign slogan, Make America Great Again, was the Convention theme.

Like many of my Christian brother and sisters, I’m in a bit of conundrum regarding this election and the decision whether to even vote. I can’t say this week has moved me any closer. And I doubt next week’s Democratic convention will either. Continue reading

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Searching For Values

 Values

I’ve been watching some of the Republican National Convention this week. I noticed, not too surprisingly, most of the speakers in one way or another advocate the importance of values.

We’ve heard about values of honor. Honesty. Hard Work. Integrity. Truthfulness. Law and Order. Respect. And, of course, Republican values. Continue reading

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GREAT VERSES OF THE BIBLE: 1Thessalonians 5:11

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After the ten-year-old’s first voice lesson, his teacher was adamant: “You can’t sing. You haven’t any voice at all. Your voice sounds like the wind in the shutters.”

Despite this discouragement, the boy’s mother heard greatness in his voice. She believed in him. And encouraged him. “My boy,” she said, “I am going to make every sacrifice to pay for your voice lessons.”

The mother’s faith, encouragement and hard work eventually paid off. Maybe you will recognize the boy’s name. Continue reading

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