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Come and see!

Our pastor is taking us through the book of John each Sunday morning. We recently read John 1:38-39 which reads, Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is … Continue reading

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Clear Away the Clutter

Another Christmas has passed. I hope you each had a wonderful celebration of the birth of our Savior. At my house, it’s time to take down the tree. Put away the decorations for another year and prepare for the New … Continue reading

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The Simplicity of Christmas

If you are still in the middle of getting ready for Christmas you probably think, “There’s nothing simple about this.”  And you’re right. Preparing for Christmas gets harder every year, but the simplicity of God’s plan for Christmas couldn’t be … Continue reading

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And The Word Became Flesh

John 1:14 says, “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” I’ve read those words so many times … Continue reading

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Have You Been To Your Valley of Elah Yet?

We all have them. Moments in our life where we have to stand and face the giant before us and it sometimes feels as if we are ill-equipped to do battle. Whether it be a diagnosis that appears dire. A … Continue reading

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Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

November is here and we all know what that means. Soon, it will be the countdown to the Christmas season. Sometimes, in the rush to get started on Christmas, it’s easy to overlook the holiday that is in November. Thanksgiving. … Continue reading

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Trusting God When You Can’t See the Path Ahead Of You

When things are going smoothly, it’s easy to say, “Yeah, God, I trust You.” You’re on the mountaintop. Everything is so good. Work, family, friends. Even worship comes easy. But sooner or later, we are all going to leave the … Continue reading

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A Time For Everything!

King Solomon was a wise man. Solomon wrote much of the book of Proverbs, the Song of Solomon, the book of Ecclesiastes, and two psalms. King Solomon knew a few things about life. In Ecclesiastes 3: 2-8, this wise man … Continue reading

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Homecoming

Usually at this time of the year, high schools around the country are celebrating a tradition known as homecoming. I’m sure with Covid, there are many schools that are not having the homecoming ceremonies or perhaps they are taking place … Continue reading

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Where were you?

Though 20 years have passed, if you are old enough to remember the events that took place on September 11, 2001, then chances are you’ve asked, or been asked the question…where were you? And like me, you can probably name … Continue reading

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Can you imagine?

Have you ever just sat and thought about what Heaven would be like? My tiny human imagination just can’t quite imagine how beautiful and glorious it will be, but I love to try. We know that the Apostle John got … Continue reading

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We’re All Just Walking Each Other Home!

A few years back, my husband and I along with two of our good friends went on a Four-Wheel adventure together. To this day, it is one of my favorite memories and we’ve had quite a few with our good … Continue reading

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Blessings From The Past

Recently, my husband and I attended family reunion. There were lots of people there and plenty of good food, but my favorite part of the reunion was listening to the amazing stories told by older members of the family. The … Continue reading

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Looking for Peace?

If you’re like me, your life is busy. Whether its work, or family activities, we all have a way of cramming too much into our days. It’s hard to get it all done and still find time to rest. As … Continue reading

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Put On The Full Armor Of God

One of my favorite passages in scripture is Ephesians 6: 11-17 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but … Continue reading

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