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An Attitude of Gratitude Is Its Own Reward

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    An Attitude of Gratitude Is Its Own Reward By Joseph Parker “In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” – 1 Thessalonians 5:17 Why is it so important to give thanks to God in the good times and the bad; in the sunshine and in the rain? […]

    When Thanksgiving Hurts

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      When Thanksgiving Hurts By Dr. John Neihof President of Wesley Biblical Seminary “Though the fig tree may not blossom, Nor fruit be on the vines; Though the labor of the olive may fail, And the fields yield no food; Though the flock may be cut off from the fold, And there be no herd in […]

      Surprised by a Prodigal

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        Surprised by a Prodigal By Anne Reed Several years ago while in Indiana Amish country, I learned about “Rumspringa.” Rumspringa is a period of time when young people, who were raised Amish, begin to experience increased social activity. The local who introduced me to the concept of Rumspringa described it as a time when Amish […]

        Our Life Is A Ministry

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          Our Life Is A Ministry By Jack Kelley Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. […]

          Send Me

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            Send Me By Grant Phillips The world we live in today is a tender box ready to explode. It makes me think of a man smoking a cigar while filling his gas tank, one spark and so much for his hairdo. Our politicians keep calling for peace between nations, but there is none, it just […]

            Habits of Grace

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              Habits of Grace By Joseph Parker “But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night.” – Psalm 1:2 “Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed.” – Mark 1:35 […]

              One Race, One Savior

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                One Race, One Savior By Dr. Alex McFarland In 1290, all Jewish people were ordered expelled from England. Political and religious leaders attempted to justify brazen anti-Semitism in a number of ways, including the spreading of rumors and falsehoods, such as saying that Jews were working to turn St. Paul’s Cathedral into a synagogue. Several […]

                Barnabas and the Forklift Ministry

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                  Barnabas and the Forklift Ministry By Ben Godwin As a teenager, I worked part-time in my dad’s company, Builder’s Hardware, in Tampa, Florida. Fascinated by the forklift, I watched with envy as my older brothers and other employees unloaded pallets of hardware from trucks and hoisted them up on shelves in the warehouse. Sadly, I […]

                  Pass It On

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                    Pass It On By Grant Phillips While reading an article this morning by a local pastor, he mentioned some statistics that got my attention. He said that if we live to the age of 75 we will spend on average 11 years watching television. He went on to say that on average we would spend […]

                    Are We Religious or Spiritual?

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                      Are We Religious or Spiritual? By Jack Kelley These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is made up only of rules taught by men” (Isaiah 29:13). God had the prophet Isaiah condemn the people of Israel […]