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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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If we tried more to be neighborly the world might look differently

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

If we tried more to be neighborly the world might look differently

In our ever changing world of political opponents, colliding worldviews, and unrest of differing opinions, I thought it would be nice to just pause and take a look at what Jesus had to say about being neighborly....

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The story of Naaman’s leprosy helps us to let God do His work

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

The story of Naaman’s leprosy helps us to let God do His work

I enjoy and often relate to some of the stories from the Old Testament. Sadly, there is a recent trend that would eliminate or at least discourage consideration of that portion of the Bible.  I understand the concerns...

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Change is certain, but the principle that Jesus is the Christ is everlasting

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Change is certain, but the principle that Jesus is the Christ is everlasting

After completing 27-plus hours of lifeguard training, reading the writings of the Apostle Paul, and listening to General Conference, I better understand the following fact: In the swirling world around us, practices, procedures, and policies constantly change....

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Despite our best efforts, we cannot restore human life like God does

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

Despite our best efforts, we cannot restore human life like God does

Throughout the Gospels we see Jesus with children. We have heard of His love for them. In Mark 10, the Gospel reads when the Sacrament of Holy Baptism is administered, He took children into His arms and...

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Let us pray for Christians who are persecuted for simply loving Jesus

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

Let us pray for Christians who are persecuted for simply loving Jesus

I believe that as we look around we might sometimes feel as though it can be difficult to live as Christians in our current environment. There are many around us who reject the biblical form of Christianity. If...

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It doesn’t matter what you’ve done, Jesus will still accept and love you

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

It doesn’t matter what you’ve done, Jesus will still accept and love you

Messy, messy, messy. Somehow, I spent a majority of my life missing the mess of the stories of the Bible: how God did not use perfect saints, but rather redeemed and worked his handiwork through imperfect people. ...

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Paul knew in the war for the soul, truth required diligent protection

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

Paul knew in the war for the soul, truth required diligent protection

In reading the closing thoughts of Paul’s first letter to Timothy, I paused at this statement: “Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to your care. Turn away from godless chatter and the opposing ideas of what is...

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