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Matters of Faith

Perhaps the most difficult part of waiting is also the most beneficial

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

Perhaps the most difficult part of waiting is also the most beneficial

I am not sure I had much of a concept of waiting until I was 17 years old. I had just pledged my life to the service of my country and was sent off to the Navy Training...

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May we receive and share God’s blessings as we move into 2020

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

May we receive and share God’s blessings as we move into 2020

Not too many YouTube videos get 139 million views. But, one of my favorites has. For a real treat, search YouTube for “Stand by Me – Playing for Change.” In 2009, the Playing for Change team traveled...

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Retired Baptist pastor shares race relations’ progress and missteps

Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

Retired Baptist pastor shares race relations’ progress and missteps

Salt Lake Tribune religious news reporter Peggy Fletcher-Stack and managing editor David Noyce visited with Rev. Frances Davis in a Dec. 31 Mormon Land podcast. He recently retired as pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Salt Lake...

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We have less time to become reconciled to God than ever before

Tuesday, December 31st, 2019

We have less time to become reconciled to God than ever before

Where has 2019 gone? It almost seems like yesterday that we ushered in a new year. In just a matter of hours, Lord willing, we will do that again, bidding 2019 farewell and greeting The Year of...

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This Christmas, I encourage you to receive the greatest gift of all

Tuesday, December 24th, 2019

This Christmas, I encourage you to receive the greatest gift of all

This is a wonderful time of year for many reasons. We have warm gatherings of family and friends, and there is much joyful gift giving and receiving. But the main reason is because of Jesus — He...

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This Christmas, know that God has gone the distance for us

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

This Christmas, know that God has gone the distance for us

I often wonder what I would have done if my bride-to-be showed up one morning, and said, “Phil, I am pregnant. God did it.”  I would have likely said, “Wait. What? You’re pregnant? And you want me to...

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‘Joy to the World’ is truly all about let every heart prepare Him room

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

‘Joy to the World’ is truly all about let every heart prepare Him room

It occurred to me that it may be possible to form at least three broad classifications based on Christmas musical preferences. In an effort to list potential groupings without bias as to which is superior, I will...

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Warming Center needed now to help homeless citizens

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

Warming Center needed now to help homeless citizens

Waking up with a headache on Thanksgiving is not the best way to start the day. It didn’t get any better when I looked out the window and saw the 13 inches of snow God in His...

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Great leaders know the difference between gratitude, thankfulness

Monday, November 25th, 2019

Great leaders know the difference between gratitude, thankfulness

Webster tells us that with the exception of one operative word, grateful and thankful are synonymous. Thankful – conscious of benefits received. Grateful – appreciative of benefits received. Great leaders clearly understand the difference between the two...

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We’d rather get than give, but gratitude is essential to a happy life

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

We’d rather get than give, but gratitude is essential to a happy life

Thanksgiving is not a festival on the liturgical calendar, such as the commemoration of a saint. In fact, it’s not even a religious holiday. It’s a federal holiday, one prescribed by our government.  In 1789, President George...

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