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Jan
15

Salt!

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Salt is an amazing substance! It spices, preserves, clears ice and even was used as a medical treatment at times. Roman soldiers were paid part of their wages in salt. Thus the word “salary.” At restaurants, you see people pick up the salt shaker and liberally dose their food. The…

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Jan
6

Make the Main Thing the Main Thing!

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Years ago a pastor friend of mine put banners up in his new place of service that Said “Make the Main Thing the Main Thing!” The first time I saw the banner hanging over the entrance to the church building I asked him, “what in the world does that mean?”…

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Dec
31

The Body

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Happy New Year! This is the time for resolutions and new beginnings for most. Gym memberships increase every January and attendance in exercise regimens, dieting seminars and self help classes also increase…for at least a month! That is the problem with resolutions, it takes discipline to carry them out. Few…

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Dec
29

It was the Worst of times and the Best of times!

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We just got back from Christmas 2014 celebration and my son’s wedding in Oklahoma. Both were a great success and very exciting. Both were very taxing with high stress levels! How can something be so good and yet so stressful at the same time? Weddings (and holidays) often bring out…

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Dec
17

Christmas time is here again…

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Almost time for Christmas! For most of us Christmas is special! Lights, trees, good food and wonderful parties. It seems even the mundane becomes special as the Christmas spirit is applied! For most of us, that is! For some, Christmas is a time of hurt and despair. The application of…

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Dec
3

Follow the Star

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The Christmas season has descended upon us like a tidal wave. Incessant, insipid Christmas music at Walmart, lights, trees and tinsel in a blinding array of color everywhere you look. You can almost hear it come to town with a audible roar! The big, green moneymaking machine has kicked into…

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Nov
27

Sitting in the Dark

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“THE PEOPLE WHO WERE SITTING IN DARKNESS SAW A GREAT LIGHT, AND THOSE WHO WERE SITTING IN THE LAND AND SHADOW OF DEATH, UPON THEM A LIGHT DAWNED.” Matthew 4:16 As an astronomer I have a slightly different view of the dark. For those of us who take our telescopes…

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Nov
24

A Needed Light

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A Needed Light! Very few individuals in our world today would disagree that the world is in darkness! Muslims think the west is corrupt and dark. Godless individuals think there is the darkness of religion. Conservatives see the world rushing down to a moral and political black hole. Christians see…

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Nov
20

Puritan or Pilgrim Heart?

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The sermon “Are you a Puritan or Pilgrim” has been preached by me many times over the years. So with great gusto I mentioned last Sunday that I would be preaching it for the Thanksgiving service this coming weekend. It’s one of my all time favorites! Unfortunately, I just can’t…

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Nov
12

The Attributes of God Part 2 God is Holy

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Around a month ago we started a new small group class on Sunday mornings at 9:30 am. Our focus is scriptures on the attributes of God and how this affects our walk with God. When you truly believe God is who He says He is, you can’t help but to…

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