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Matters of Faith

Have faith in Christ, and do not fear change

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Have faith in Christ, and do not fear change

Sometimes people wonder what time it is, at least in regards to the end of history. By that I mean the time when Jesus returns. Personally, I do not know what time it is, and to be...

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Grief may not always turn to joy, but it can be an experience that gives value

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

Grief may not always turn to joy, but it can be an experience that gives value

I haven’t seen the new Peanuts movie yet, but I hear it’s pretty good. I’m no expert on Charlie Brown or the comic strip; however, I respect Charles Shultz and his contribution to our culture. Which reminds me...

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A greeting embedded in my heart forever

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

A greeting embedded in my heart forever

Someone once said, “People don’t change, they reveal who they really are.” While there may be a morsel of truth sprinkled in that quote, I have witnessed firsthand that Christ truly changes people. The Lord richly blessed...

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Baptism manifests faith, conversion

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

Baptism manifests faith, conversion

This last weekend, we finished our celebration of Christmas with the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. We end the Christmas season with the feast day celebration of the beginning of Jesus’ ministry when he is...

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Like the Psalmist says, always count your days

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

Like the Psalmist says, always count your days

One of my favorite Bible verses for the New Year season is from the book of Psalms 90:12 (NIV): Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Depending on many...

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I’m unsure if time heals all wounds, but it appears Longfellow did find peace

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

I’m unsure if time heals all wounds, but it appears Longfellow did find peace

A few years ago, one of my co-workers said, “I can’t wait until Christmas is over. I get so sick and tired of hearing Christmas songs.” My immediate thought was, “Oh, do you get tired of sunshine, too?”...

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Today is the best day to renew walking with Christ the way He intended

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Today is the best day to renew walking with Christ the way He intended

Editor’s note: “Matters of faith” is a column that provides local religious leaders a place to write about how their respective faiths provide hope, courage and strength in these modern times.  Christmas is quickly approaching. As it...

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The best gift of all has already been given

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

The best gift of all has already been given

Black Friday is technically over as far as the calendar is concerned, but the mania for the perfect gift has only just begun. As elusive as the beauty queen’s quest for world peace, the specter of the...

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Make an extra effort to express gratitude to God, as well as to all family and friends

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Make an extra effort to express gratitude to God, as well as to all family and friends

Last week, I stumbled across a Denzel Washington quote from the St. Louis Post Dispatch. The famed actor said, “It is impossible to be grateful and hateful at the same time. We have to have an attitude...

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Has the perception of our relationship with God been culturally tilted over time?

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Has the perception of our relationship with God been culturally tilted over time?

Editor’s note: “Matters of faith” is a column that provides local religious leaders a place to write about how their respective faiths provide hope, courage and strength in these modern times. Relationships are, by their nature, dynamic....

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