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The Storms of Life

Posted on September 16, 2018 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)


I write this Pen today while much of the east coast is hunkered down because of Hurricane Florence. This hurricane, like any other hurricane that comes ashore, is leaving a path of destruction in it’s wake. Yes, lives have been lost, houses have been destroyed and there are thousands who find themselves without electricity. Even after the storm is over, it will take months and sometimes even ye...

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Why Do We Go To Church

Posted on September 9, 2018 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)


In a conversation yesterday with some dear friends we we began talking about Church, and why people go. The simple truth is, everyone has different reasons for going to church. As it has been said in the past, some go to “see and be seen”, that is they go to see who is there, and be seen by those who are there. Some go out of routine or perhaps habit, where as others si...

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The Joy of the Labor

Posted on September 2, 2018 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)


Tomorrow we once again celebrate Labor Day, a day that recognizes the labor force here in the USA: the men and women who through their self-sacrifice have done much to make this country the nation that it is. They are the men and women who understand the importance of hard work, they see it as a means to provide for themselves, their family and to help build this Nation. They understand the importanc...

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Things we can learn from a bunch of birds!

Posted on August 26, 2018 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)


This morning as I set in my chair at my desk, I noticed a number of robins in our front yard. They would hop along the ground, stop, listen and then go after a worm. They would hop, stop, listen and go after a worm; hop, stop, listen and go after a worm. They all seemed quite content with this process, that is, until our cat showed up. Then it was hop, stop, listen and a few of them flew away. A mom...

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These 'are' the Good Old Days

Posted on August 19, 2018 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)


Do you remember when you were a kid - how we longed to be big? How we wanted to be a “Big Boy” or a “Big Girl”, or how we wanted to be big enough to ______ (you fill in the blank)? Do you remember going to the Fair, or to Amusement Parks only to find out that you were not quite tall enough to ride on the really cool rides? (Oh how you longed to be just an inch or two taller.)

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We're Back!

Posted on August 12, 2018 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)


Well, I would like to start out this morning by giving a special thanks to Pastor Charlie for filling in for me the last couple of Sundays. As you know, I was out of town with my family and I truly appreciate both Charlie and Tamara interrupting their schedule and being here in my absence. I have heard some good reports about his sermons and it is my prayer and hope that they will have a lasting impact in each of...

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Just Two-Tired

Posted on July 15, 2018 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)


 Have you ever heard the riddle that asked the question “Why can’t a bicycle stand up by itself?” And the answer comes back, “because it is simply Two-Tired” Now I realize that is an old joke and maybe a bit on the corny side, but I remember first hearing it as a child and thinking that it was great fun! The truth is, it teaches a simple truth. Now for most of us ri...

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Blessed but Not Content

Posted on July 8, 2018 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)


This past Wednesday, as our nation celebrated the 4th of July, I was once again reminded of just how blessed I truly am. I live in a nation where I am free to worship the Lord Jesus Christ and declare that He alone is the true and living Son of God. I live in a nation where I can freely meet with other believers and worship God without fear of being arrested. I can own as many copies of the Word of God...

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Citizenship

Posted on July 1, 2018 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

In all probability, if you are reading this, you are an American citizen and you have been one all your life. No, you never made a choice to come to America, that decision was made by your parents, or grand-parents, or perhaps your great, great, great, great grand-parents. Yes, your family may have lived here for generations, your ancestors may have even come over on the May Flower, but ...

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Truth

Posted on June 24, 2018 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (1)


During Jesus’ trial, Pontius Pilate asked the question, “What is truth?” and in the world that we live in it appears that that question is more relevant than it has ever been before. Far to often, in the world that we live in, people have the attitude that truth is relative. In fact, many have simply rejected the concept of “Absolute Truth”. They say that ̶...

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An Open Letter to My Children

Posted on June 17, 2018 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

 

Well, it’s Father’s Day and I, along with thousands of other fathers across the US, are expecting to enjoy another beautiful Father’s Day Sunday. As I write my Pastor’s Pen this morning I am reminded of just how truly blessed I really am. I, like many of you, grew up in a home that had a strong father figure. As I was growing up I knew that my Dad was not pe...

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Living in a Changing World

Posted on June 10, 2018 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

As the leaders of the United States and North Korea capture the attention of the world as they come together for an unprecedented meeting; as the fans of Anthony Bourdain reel over his apparent suicide; and the followers of Charles Krauthammer grieve over the announcement of his soon coming death; we are reminded of the uncertainty of life. We saw it about a week ago as at least 109 people died as a wall of...

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Hope is Not Lost

Posted on June 3, 2018 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Today, we once again return to our study in the life of Gideon. For Gideon, his life had been turned upside down, the Midianites had come and everything in Gideon’s world had changed, but what he did not know was that God was about to change everything in his life again. God was about to take this insignificant young man and turn him into one of the greatest heroes of all time. Yes, God was a...

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Their Great Impact

Posted on May 27, 2018 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)

 Every year our nation pauses for a moment to remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice so that we can have this freedom that we so often take for granted. Yes, those who have given so much came from all walks of life, it didn’t matter if they were rich or poor, it didn’t matter if they were black or white, it didn’t matter if their family had just come to live in this great na...

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Antonio is Visiting!

Posted on May 20, 2018 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)


Antonio  Ner

Today, we are once again thrilled to have our dear brother, Antonio Ner with us in our services.  Antonio has been a long time friend of our church. A friendship which began many years ago, as one Sunday night, he and Brother Guillermo Olipas simply showed up for our Sunday Evening Service. Throughout these many years, Anto...

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Why Did God Create Mothers?

Posted on May 13, 2018 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

In Genesis 3:20, the Bible tells us “And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.” When we look at this text we find some very interesting things. First, we realize that at this point in the Biblical story Eve had not even had any children, she wasn’t even pregnant, yet Adam said that she was “the mother of all living” and he gives her the name Eve or...

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Share Responsibility

Posted on May 6, 2018 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Everyday it seems that our lives become more complicated as we are bombarded with news and information from every side, but to be completely honest, it appears that we like it that way. We (as a society) have become addicted to information. We have an unlimited supply via the internet and most of us take full advantage of it. Of course, we still have our more traditional sources, that is we can still get news thr...

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The Battle for our Children

Posted on April 29, 2018 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)


You may have heard the story of Alfie Evans, the little boy who died this week after the courts refused to allow his parents to seek medical treatment somewhere else even though there had been offers and opportunities. Yes, his parents had been fighting the hospital and the courts for the life of their child, but rather than allowing the child to be moved out of the country for experimental treatment, ...

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When Hope is Almost Gone

Posted on April 15, 2018 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

In last weeks post, we ended by looking at a passage from the book of Lamentations. It went like this: “This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is Thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in Him. The Lord is good unto them that wait for Him,...

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Is God Good?

Posted on April 8, 2018 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

It’s a common expression, “God is Good”. I know you’ve heard it, perhaps you’ve even said it yourself, but is it true? Is God really “Good”? I usually hear it expressed by a person who believes, or at least feels that God has done something “good” for them. They are having a “good” day, they have “good” health, they have a “good&#...

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