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Washington Speaks

Washington Speaks

As we prepare to celebrate Memorial Day, I thought it would be good to remember some words of final warning given to us by George Washington in his Farewell Address. He spoke of the great care that needed to be taken...

Focus On The Text

Focus On The Text

I really enjoy using my computer Bible software. It is called BibleWorks. Early on, it would always start with a reminder to “Focus on the text.” God tells us to do the same thing. "So you shall observe to do just as...

Biddable

Biddable

"Biddable" means "easily led, taught or controlled." The Oxford Dictionary defines it as " meekly ready to accept and follow instructions." Whether it is describing a good or bad quality in a person would depend upon...

The Greatest Thing Ever Said

The Greatest Thing Ever Said

This is not new. But sometimes it helps to look at something with a different perspective to broaden our understanding. So, what is the greatest thing ever said? Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all...

Choice

Choice

Choices have consequences. Our choices mean certain things.   “...as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:15).  When Joshua spoke these words he was calling upon all Israel to make a choice. He...

Being Like Jesus

Being Like Jesus

Being like Jesus, now there is a challenge for all of us. The first step of this challenge is to make sure we are actually being like Jesus.   I read an article about a man who is considered by his peers to be the...

We Need Your Help

We Need Your Help

When? Sunday evening, March 27, at 6:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center.   For What? We are loading buckets of essential items to be sent to those fleeing from the war in Ukraine.   Healing Hands International has...

Three Levels of Maturity

Three Levels of Maturity

I’m not sure where the following thoughts are taken from, but they are worth considering again and striving to follow. It seems there are three levels of maturity we pass through. They apply to our lives in general,...

Extraordinary

Extraordinary

Thanks to Alice Harper sharing Phyllis Gibson’s post of the Yulan Magnolia also known as Magnolia Liliflora. With a little help from Photoshop, the flower looks like a bird. When we take the time to look and to think,...

Be Still and Know That I Am God

Be Still and Know That I Am God

Sunday night we sang this song. Below are three verses that will help us understand the meaning. 7 Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the...

Life’s Most Important Thing

Life’s Most Important Thing

What is life’s most important thing? Now, there is a question for all of us to consider. Think about what God says. And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that...

Ironing

Ironing

Jane’s treatment is having an impact on her hands. Therefore, she informed me yesterday that I would need to iron my clothes for a while. That’s not a problem. But instead of starting last night, I thought about...

Three Parables

Three Parables

Luke 15 contains three parables spoken by Jesus. The three are given because of a complaint raised by the Pharisees and the scribes against Jesus. The complaint? “He receives sinners and eats with them.” Wow! Aren’t we...

Putting on the Spiritual

Putting on the Spiritual

Paul tells us we will be changed when Christ comes again. This perishable will become imperishable . This natural body will become a spiritual body. Paul says this change will occur “in a moment, in the twinkling of an...

The Maker

The Maker

Why do we deny the most obvious and undeniable things? Consider, again, this statement made by the writer of the book of Hebrews: For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything. (Hebrews 3:4...

Today

Today

When should I evaluate my life to see if I am walking in the way God would have me to walk? The answer is “Today”. Every day that is called today. Even every moment of today. The writer of Hebrews talks about this very...

Light

Light

The very first thing God created was light. All six days of God’s creation and everything he created are important and significant in their own way, but it seems to me that the very first thing created is so very...

The Battle

The Battle

Sometimes it is exactly as David describes it in Psalm 139. I begin to think about God and the fact that he knows everything about me. He knows my words and thoughts before I ever think them or speak them. He knows...

First

First

Two important questions: What is to be first and foremost above all else? Is it the first and foremost thing with me in my life? The answer to the first question. "Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the...

Who Is God?

Who Is God?

Someone I believe in? Or, the one who is eternally present in all times, with every individual - even in knowing their thoughts and intentions? Someone I believe in? Or, the one who has spoken truth. The truth which is...

Superstition

Superstition

I remember, as a boy, riding with my uncle in his truck when a black cat ran across the road in front of us. My uncle quickly reached down and pulled his pants leg up to his knee. I guess he saw my surprised and...