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Like most of you, I watched Sunday’s Super Bowl along with an estimated 150 million viewers, but the night before I attended our church’s Valentine’s Banquet. Our attendance was 150 … more
A statement announcing that “You are blessed” may evoke a variety of reactions. It may evoke joy from some, nonchalance from others, or even annoyance! Some may find themselves rolling … more
All of us have heard the statement, “knowledge is power.” I have a question, is this true? Nearly everyone recognizes there is a degree of truth in this statement, however, I want to … more
All of us have heard the statement, “knowledge is power.” I have a question, is this true? Nearly everyone recognizes there is a degree of truth in this statement, however, I want to … more
The following was copied from the internet. It tells of an event in the life of Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia.“One bitterly cold night in January of 1935, the mayor turned up at a night court. The … more
The Penn State Nittany Lions played the Memphis Tigers in the 2019 Cotton Bowl. Penn State’s running back, Journey Brown, did not know it at the time, but it was to be his final football game. … more
A classic book of historical fiction entitled, “The Robe”, chronicles a journey Jesus’ robe took as it passed from one owner to another. Reminiscent of Elijah’s mantle, … more
Early users of the microscope noted how tissue samples from the human body all had a woven texture. Take skin. Your skin is composed of collagen fibers, stronger than steel, by weight. They are not … more
Many people have heard the story found in Matthew 14 of Jesus walking on water. Most probably also know how Jesus told Peter he too could step out onto the stormy waves.It is unsettling to think of … more
Begin the year with a question. Is God good? Is He good to your family? To your church family? In your life? Many preachers ask their conversation to respond to a statement saying, “God is … more
As we begin 2023, most of us are looking for ways to gain fresh perspective. Perhaps some of you read the recent Reader’s Digest, article entitled, 75 New Year’s Quotes That Will Inspire … more
Most of us put a great deal of time and energy into preparing for Christmas. While New Year’s Day is seven days after Christmas, that holiday is not a date most of us spend months preparing to … more
Jesus was born to fulfill God’s promise to save us from our sins.  Many see Jesus as a moral teacher and a prophet.  But God wants us to see him as Immanuel, God with us.   What … more
When I look at my life and consider where I’ve been, I see a long stretch behind me, and what lays ahead, not so much. My memories take me back to my childhood and those wonderful Christmas … more
According to a 2022 nerdwallet.com article, 84% of Americans buy Christmas gifts for friends and family. Another survey on YouGovAmerica.com reported in 2020, that 48% of consumers are not finished … more
I subscribe to the 1440 Daily Digest, a politically balanced synopsis of each day’s top news stories. This news organization feels our country have become too alienated from each other and they … more
“Jesus is the Reason for the Season” is a phrase spoken in passing. But take Christ out of Christmas and the significance of that day is lost. Christmas without CHRIST is simply one big … more
The Sunday after Thanksgiving we entered the season of Advent, 4 weeks of preparation for the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  We are now in the second week of Advent and John the … more
If you pay close attention, you may be aware advertisers monitor our online habits and create personalized ads that correspond to our interests. On some level this makes practical sense. If you and I … more
For Christians, the season of Advent, which began this past Sunday, is a time of preparation and renewal for the Church. It is a time not to plunge fully into Christmas, but to take measured steps … more
Even if your family does not consistently pray before meals, surveys show more than half of U. S. families say grace before enjoying their annual Thanksgiving feast. In a 2016 Meyocks survey, 56% of … more
This past Sunday, we had the opportunity to enjoy the community ecumenical concert for the first time in about 10 years. It was the first one for me, and what a joy it was to experience the gift of … more
I am currently reading Drew Dyck’s intriguing book, Your Future Self Will Thank You: Secrets to Self-Control from the Bible and Brain Science. In his book, the author links scripture’s … more
Most people have had the relative joy of putting together a piece of furniture like that purchased from Ikea.  Try as hard as I might almost always end up putting it together, realizing that … more
The Bible contains many fascinating stories from Jesus’ remarkable life. One of the most interesting is in John 5:1-15. It tells the story of a man who waited 38 years to be healed at the Pool … more
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