Touching Hearts

Everyone appreciates a word of praise, an encouraging word, and a word of acknowledgement in the midst of a crowd and the tempest of life.  Perhaps Christmas is so special because we seek to share, and tend to receive, more of others hearts than at any other time of year. ...

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CHRISTMAS: When God changes everything!

JoHannah Reardon writes of being a little girl not raised attending church. “Therefore Christmas was a family time, but not a time to consider what it meant that Christ was born in Bethlehem. As a teenager, I remember going to a friend’s house during Advent. After dinner, the father of...

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Know Devotion, not just devotions

On November 21, 1620 after four months on board, the Pilgrims came to rest in Provincetown Harbor where “they fell upon their knees and blessed the God of Heaven who brought them over the vast and furious ocean and delivered them from all the perils and miseries thereof.” Their purpose was...

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Crushed!

Six years old and left sleeping in the back of the station wagon after the family returned home is a bittersweet memory.  Back then I didn’t need a mattress or pad for comfort.  I was waking up, groggy, appreciating the perfect temperature of the car and realizing where I was...

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No More Fog!

George Müller was a Christian evangelist and the director of the Ashley Down orphanage in Bristol, England. He cared for 10,024 orphans during his lifetime and many are the stories of his dependence on prayer to meet their needs. Muller’s dependence upon prayer and his social concern shaped decades of...

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What is God thinking?

I have never stood next to an open grave at a cemetery without a sense of sadness and loss.  Never.  Neither the sun shining nor the rain pouring changes how I feel in a cemetery. Jesus felt the same way as he stood outside the tomb of his friend, Lazarus. ...

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His Will

PASTOR’S NOTE – September 15th, 2017 Was it God’s will for people to lose their lives, homes, and dreams from hurricanes Harvey and Irma? Is there a difference between God allowing things to happen and Him causing or willing them to occur? BIG TIME. The will of an omnipotent eternal...

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Hey Dad!

PASTOR’S NOTE – September 8th, 2017 I answered the phone frantically searching for a piece of paper to write a note. I hung up and paused over the discovery of my frantic search; an inconsequential list written by my Dad. No big deal except he had died several weeks earlier....

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Favorite Things

Pastor’s Note: Favorite Things – September 3, 2017 Sunday worship afterglow over food with family and friends. Reading the paper and a Sunday afternoon nap. These are a few of my favorite things. Those things we esteem and repeat shape us over time. More than just habits they define what...

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