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Lois and Verle’s celebration of God’s sustaining grace.

(We were not able to celebrate our 50th because of Covid so this Sunday we are reminding ourselves and the church of what it takes to go the distance.) Verle and Lois Bell would like to celebrate God’s ability to, not only, begin a good work but, also, to perform it until the end. Almost […]

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Jeremiah talks to the people of the United States. (Jeremiah 2)

 Tell the people of the United States, “This is what God says to you.   I remember you, the kindness of your young love towards me, when you sought after me, in your beginning days. You were started as a country in order to bring freedom. So you could worship me as I directed you and […]

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Diamonds in the Rough

God loves to teach using analogies, and one of the best that I have heard came from a wise teacher at his seminar in Illinois. He said that God is like a skilled diamond hunter and cutter. What everyone else sees as worthless junk, he sees as potentially a gorgeous multifaceted diamond to reflect his […]

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Feeble efforts

God covers for my lack of abilities. The Marines might be looking for a few “good men” but not God. He says there is only one who is good! God! Mark 10:18 So he is just looking for imperfect humans, like me, to accept his love and, love him back. When a healthy parent teaches […]

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Positional facts

What does it take to be a US citizen? Well, for most of us we just had to be born here. Then certain rights are ours. We have a right to vote, to get a high school education, to run for president (Oh, great privilege there!) When we are born into God’s family, certain “rights” […]

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Trust my heart?

The following is my poem based on I John 3:19-21 Which I now paraphrase (When my heart is not sure that I am of the truth, even when my heart condemns me, I need to remind myself that my opinion does not count! I remember one person who said, “I can’t accept a God who […]

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Christian Living Relationships Uncategorized Worship

HABITS OR HEART? YES!

The devil loves to get me off balance. Yes, I need to be motivated by relationship, good intentions, and good attitude/ but on the other hand I need to have relationship, good attitude and good intentions backed up by habits tools and efforts that lead to that end. There is an old but practical saying,” […]

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Study to be quiet?

What is this business about my needing to study, strive, labor to be quiet? shouldn’t, quiet, just happen? I Thessalonians 4:11. I have always been a quiet person on the outside. For example, when I had the opportunity to give a Sunday morning sermon at a high school reunion, all my friends came up to […]

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Humility Iniquity Life Challange

Honest to God?

Most honest people sit in a church wondering why they themselves struggle with pornography, anger, discouragement, bitterness, selfishness, worry about the future, judgementality, etc. And No-one Else Seems To Struggle. Such a person is actually in a better place than the ones who think that they are just fine. Oh I know Transparency: (Being open […]

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Bible Definitions Mindfulness Uncategorized

Scriptural Meditation

Happy as the person who does not apply ungodly advice even from godly people. Or hang around with sinners, wishing we could do what they do, or join in with scoffers as they make fun of other people. Instead they meditate day and night on God’s word. They will be like trees that are green […]