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'Happy' New Year?

Posted on January 6, 2019 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)


First, I will acknowledge that at this point the greeting seems to be a little bit belated, but none-the-less, this is the first Sunday of 2019. You probably noticed that the word “Happy” was in italics and that I ended my title with a question mark. Well, at this point in 2019 there is truly a big question as to whether or not 2019 will, in fact, be a happy year. After all, we are in the...

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The End is Near

Posted on December 31, 2018 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)


The phrase can sound ominous. The end of what? The end of the world? The end of Time? The end of Mankind? On the other hand, it could be talking about something good. The end of a long trip, the end of a long hard day at work. The end of a school year. Or, as in our case, It could merely be a statement of fact, the end of another year is near. Yes, without context it is impossible to know the intent....

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The Gift of Christmas

Posted on December 23, 2018 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)


Now I realize that is not an original title, in fact in all probability little if anything that I write is truly original. (I simply restate things that have already been said by people that are far smarter than I am.) None-the-less, today I would like to talk about “The Gift of Christmas”. No, not the Book, not the play, and not even the movie. Yes, the title has been used by others, ...

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Why I Celebrate Christmas

Posted on December 17, 2018 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (0)


I recently saw a post written by a person who had grown up in the church and they were expressing their view on why we should Not celebrate Christmas. The argument was well written and well thought out, and I would readily admit that they had some compelling arguments for why we, as believers today, should not participate in the Christmas Holiday and in my lifetime I have known many believers choose ...

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Perspective

Posted on December 2, 2018 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)


Have you ever noticed how time seems to just fly between Thanksgiving and Christmas? I mean, we have our big Thanksgiving celebration filled with family and food and shopping and then we blink our eyes and Christmas is upon us. Now I realize that this is a routine that we should be used to, after all we have experienced it every year of our lives, but none the less it seems to always catch me just a ...

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Christmas Again?

Posted on November 25, 2018 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)


Every year we seem to repeat the same pattern: First there is Thanksgiving, followed by Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and the Christmas rush is on. With just a little over 4 weeks till Christmas Day, there is much to do. Between shopping for presents, planning for parties, church and school activities, the task ahead of you may seem overwhelming, if not impossible.

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Are You Thankful?

Posted on November 18, 2018 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)



Every year with the coming of Thanksgiving, we are reminded to be thankful, but are you? Is your thankfulness demonstrated in your attitude? If someone were to ask the person that is with you more than any other if you are thankful, would they say that you are a thankful person? The sad reality is: if you are like many who live in this country of ours, you may not be. Let me ask ...

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Thank-You!

Posted on November 11, 2018 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (0)


Today being Veteran’s Day provides the perfect opportunity to say “Thank you” to all who have served our great nation in the US military. Now I realize that service in the military can be a very difficult thing, as it requires, to one degree or another, those who serve to put their lives on hold and allow service to our nation to become the priority. This requires living life with a realizat...

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Vote for Liberty!

Posted on November 4, 2018 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)


Don't you just wish the election was over? Aren't you just sick and tired of the election adds? Wouldn’t it be nice to just get back to normal commercials? If you said yes to these questions you probably fit in with most Americans. Furthermore, there are some who are so sick and tired of them that they would wish that elections would just go away forever. They don’t want to hear any more about it. They ...

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Pray! Then Vote.

Posted on October 21, 2018 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)


Normally speaking, Mid-term Elections are viewed with kind of an indifferent attitude. You may have heard people make statements like “It’s only the Midterm” or something like that, but if you have been watching any tv then you know that this year is quite different. I hate to say this, but I believe that from a strictly political view that it is all about ‘Power’. Who w...

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Everybody Loses

Posted on September 30, 2018 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)


As I considered what I would write this morning I must confess that I found myself quite torn. I considered topics like , ‘Living in a Divided America’ , ‘Guilty until proven Innocent’, ‘Trial by Accusation’, and even ‘He said, She Said’. Yes, you can tell that over the past few days, my attention (like the attention of probably most Americans) has been...

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The Fall

Posted on September 23, 2018 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (0)


According to Google, Fall officially began at 9:54 PM last night. That would perhaps explain why, as I look outside this morning I see that my driveway is covered with leaves. (Then again, the Hurricane last weekend may have had something to do with it.) But I have seen a couple of leaves fall this morning and I believe that it is safe to say that they are a testimony of things yet to come....

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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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