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March 3, 2015

Serving God Together

I’m headed back to the Virginia Mountains in a few hours. This time I’m not trying to dodge snow storms! No matter what the forecasters say, there’s still an element of surprise surrounding winter weather. Maybe that’s why I love snow and winter so much. Watching it snow is, for me, a peaceful experience. The flakes falling from the sky remind me that […]

February 25, 2015

Snow!

Snow. I wasn’t sure I’d see any this year. I was wrong. Last week I was in my hometown in Virginia and watched as 12” of cold, white                  precipitation fell from the sky. It was so beautiful. I had forgotten how lovely the snow is reflecting light at night. It’s almost as bright as daytime. Now I know what you’re […]

February 18, 2015

Farewell

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, One of the hymns we sang at my farewell dinner last Sunday evening was “Great is Thy Faithfulness.” As we were singing, I was reflecting on how true the lyrics of this hymn are: Morning by morning new mercies I see; all I have needed thy hand hath provided – “Great is thy                     faithfulness,” […]

February 10, 2015

Relationships

relationship      noun : the way two or more people, groups, countries, etc., talk to, behave toward, and deal with each other Relationships are so important to God, they were the first item of business He addressed right after He finished creating everything. As the creation account unfolds in Genesis 1, the phrase “And God saw that it […]

February 3, 2015

Speed Reading

When I was in 4th grade, back in the dark ages, I participated in an advanced reading program. I think it was probably a pilot program or something.  Anyway, the class consisted of viewing a series of slides flashing on the screen and reading them. As we progressed, the slides changed faster and faster. I remember thinking it was great […]

January 20, 2015

PRAYER FOR SPIRITUAL HOUSECLEANING Subtitle: Clean Up Your Act

PRAYER FOR SPIRITUAL HOUSECLEANING Subtitle: Clean Up Your Act   Dear Lord, For years I did what I thought I should do Yet my life seemed all out of whack; But now I know it needs not a DUST CLOTH approach But a MIRACLE-GROWTH plan of attack.   FAVOR me Lord, with Your cleansing power; […]

January 13, 2015

Epiphany

e·piph·a·ny: noun-a moment of sudden revelation or insight Throughout the Protestant church, the season of Epiphany begins on January 6th and ends on Ash Wednesday. Depending on the timing of Easter, this season of the church  year can last from four to nine Sundays, and in some churches, the final Sunday of Epiphany is celebrated as Transfiguration Sunday. […]

January 6, 2015

It’s 2015. Yikes!!

It’s 2015. Yikes!! Remember when the book 1984 was a science fiction book about a time far off into the future? Now we’re actually living in a year 30 years later! Not so many years ago we would find it impossible to believe that we could transmit medical data by merely holding the phone up to the heart monitor we are wearing. The rotator […]

December 16, 2014

Christmas Joy

              “It’s the most wonderful time of the year,   With the kids jingle belling  And everyone telling you, ‘Be of good cheer’.” I’m sure we all recognize those happy words. I’m not sure I have ever heard someone say, “Be of good cheer” in conversation, but we hear things like “Have a nice day”, “Happy Holidays”, “Merry […]

December 8, 2014

A Right Christmas

A Right Christmas Now that we’re two weeks into the Advent season, it seems a good time for a spiritual check-in on the  whole matter of Christmas. Did the carol leave a few  other things out? How are we keeping the main thing the main thing? Are we dreaming of a Right Christmas? Christ came to this earth as one […]

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