Category Archives: Church

A Refuge During the Storm

One day last week, a severe thunderstorm passed through our area.  Our little dogs usually handle those things okay but this time the lightning was really loud and really close and the thunder was booming.  I was busy working and … Continue reading

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I have continued to practice riding my unicycle.  I learned how to do what is called a “free mount” last week.  That means that wherever I am, I can hop up on the unicycle and start pedaling.  I am now … Continue reading

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Trust Your Heavenly Father

I have had an opportunity to visit with several different people this year who have been contemplating things like switching jobs, changing careers, or retiring altogether.  These types of decisions are important and should not be made lightly.  Many times, … Continue reading

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All Powerful, All Knowing and Ever Present

I have been doing a sermon series this month entitled, “The Attributes and Characteristics of God – Knowing Our Creator.”  This week we are considering the omnipotence, omniscience and omnipresence of God.  That is to say, God is all powerful, … Continue reading

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A Matter of Perspective

Our granddaughters got a new puppy about 2 months ago.  It is a golden retriever and he is very smart.  He can do more tricks than I can!  He was only 8 weeks old when they first got him, but … Continue reading

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Flowers and Butterflies

Lord, we see Your beauty in flowers and butterflies And we love all the colors, Why can’t we use these same eyes To see Your beauty in others? We see distinctions and differences And we let them divide us, We forget that the same kind of heart Beats … Continue reading

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Be A Living Sacrifice – Be Transformed

Romans chapter 12 is one of favorite chapters in the Bible.  I have always considered it to be one of those chapters that starts off strong, stays strong and finishes strong.  Come to think of it, that’s the exhortation Paul … Continue reading

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Happy Juneteenth!

Happy Juneteenth!  Juneteenth is the annual holiday which commemorates the day of June 19, 1865 when the news of emancipation reached people in the Galveston, Texas area.  Sadly, this day came almost two and a half years after President Lincoln … Continue reading

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Words Are Important

This week I have been reflecting a lot on Ephesians 4:29 – 32.  This passage in chapter 4 of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians contains some of my favorite memory verses in the whole Bible.  I especially love verses 29 … Continue reading

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Pass the Baton, Tell the Story

A couple of nights each week, I serve as an on-call chaplain at a local hospital.  It is a great team to be a part of.  We work with some wonderful nurses, doctors and other staff and we get to … Continue reading

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