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January 31, 2023

Salt and Light

Salt and Light

Every day we use salt and light. Without these two things, we certainly would have a hard time surviving this world. Salt adds flavor to some of the foods we enjoy. Light is necessary to be able to see in a dark room or outside walking in the dark. Sunlight provides the energy needed to […]

January 24, 2023

Mercy Instead of Sacrifice

Mercy Instead of Sacrifice

The doctor asked his patient, you seem well. All your vital signs check out good. There is no evidence from all the tests we performed on you that indicate any problems. But you say that you are feeling not yourself and something just isn’t right with you? Well, in my opinion, you are a very […]

January 17, 2023

The Waters of Unbelief

The Waters of Unbelief

We have certain vanities we possess today like having a large bank account or having a certain position at our job. So what vanity are you tempted to trust instead of Jesus? What do you think will make your life more satisfying?  What do you think will heal you? It might not be magic water […]

January 10, 2023

Faith from Doubt

Faith from Doubt

A hesitation to believe; to be uncertain about; to consider questionable or unlikely; a distrust or suspicion.  All of these are definitions of doubt. We all have experienced these feelings about someone or something that has occurred. But in order to have doubt, we certainly must first experience a belief or doubt cannot creep into […]

January 3, 2023

Welcome 2023!

Welcome 2023!

It is now January 2023, and the beginning of a new year.  This month is named for Janus, the Roman god of passage and new beginnings.  Most sculptures and pictures of Janus show a man with 2 faces, often an old bearded man facing backwards and a young man’s face looking forward.  This is what […]

December 20, 2022

It’s Christmas week. We have focused on the four gifts Jesus’ birth brought to the earth. Hope, Peace, Joy and Love. For some, the hope is the most important part of the Christmas season as they look forward to family and friends gathering together. For others, peace is very much needed because of the way […]

December 12, 2022

The other day I was talking with someone about television shows we used to watch. When I tell you the names of these shows, some will recognize them, but others may not. For example, I used to watch “Gilligan’s Island”, a show about 7 people shipwrecked on an island. One of my favorite shows, other […]

December 6, 2022

Well, here we are. We started on June 6th with the letter “A” and the word abide. Twenty-six weeks later we come to the letter “Z” and the word for this week is the word zoetic. As Christians, one way we can allow others to see Christ in us is by having a zoetic, or […]

November 29, 2022

There are two letters left in our “alphabet series.” The next to last letter I want to focus on is the letter “Y”. Y stands for the simple word “yes.” Moses, Noah, Joshua and many others said yes to God’s calling and reaped the benefits. We need to say yes as well. Now I know […]

November 22, 2022

If you have been following my articles for the past while, you will know I have been talking about words that begin with each letter of the alphabet. These are not just any words, but words that can help us grow in our relationship with God and also help us encourage those around us. If […]

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