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December 29, 2017

A church member whose initials are Addria Capps, gave me the gift of a new book by Kyle Idleman, pastor of Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky.  I told her not to be surprised if I cited it very soon!           The title of the book is AHA: Awakening. Honesty. Action.  I made it all the way through the […]

December 22, 2017

Congratulations!  We did it!  We just made it through the shortest day and the longest night of the year!           Yesterday, the amount of daylight that we were allowed was 09:46:39.  Today, we will receive two seconds longer!           Do you know what this means?  Today, we are headed towards spring!           If I oversaw things, I would make December 22ndChristmas Day!  Jesus […]

December 21, 2017

For some reason, I woke up in the night with the old Christmas carol, Do You Hear What I Hear playing inside my head. Said the night wind to the little lamb, Do you see what I see? Way up in the sky little lamb. Do you see what I see? A star, a star, Dancing in […]

December 20, 2017

Where do you want to go today?  How would you like to live into the Greatest Story Ever Told?           King David reminds us of something wonderful.  He said, “The Lord restores my soul.  He leads me into the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake (Psalm 23:3 Aramaic Text).”           That his name’s sake part has always hit me in the head […]

December 19, 2017

Good Morning Everyone,           We’re having a terrific Tuesday!  And, we’re in the pike now!  Counting today, there are only six shopping days left until Christmas!           I think today would be a good day to reminisce about Christmas traditions.  This is what our Youth group chatted about last Sunday night.           The question posed […]

December 15, 2017

Have you ever considered that true Followers of Christ live into an old, old story that has been thousands of years in the making? Yet, from another point of view, the old, old story comes alive, brand new and fresh each day!           The story is simple enough for a child to understand it.   Into […]

December 14, 2017

I dreamed of a Christmas carol last night and thought that it must mean something. Though tumult rages all around,           The Savior’s peace can still be found (Jesus Is Our Christmas Peace by Ruth Elaine Schram)           I thought about that peace part. Jesus had peace for the most part because he had a […]

December 13, 2017

This morning I woke up with the traditional Christmas carol, God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen running through my head and it reminded me that God has placed a purpose within everything. God rest ye merry gentlemen; let nothing you dismay.           Remember Christ our Savior was born on Christmas Day. To save us all from Satan’s […]

December 12, 2017

Have you ever considered that if we are following Christ seriously, maybe it’s not enough to just give thanks for the food on our table but we really need to feel concern for the food on other’s tables as well?           Earlier this morning I was reading from the book of Ecclesiastes and this notion ran […]

December 8, 2017

Have you ever considered just how much of the Christmas season seems to focus on recovery of something that has gotten lost?   This notion dawned upon me earlier this week while I was researching a sermon illustration.           Back in the cobwebs of my memory was the story of Silas Marner written in 1861 […]

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