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October 31, 2016

When Cyrus defeated Babylon around 540 BC, he issued a decree that allowed
the exiled nations in Babylon to return to their homeland. Ezra tells that
over 40,000 Jewish pilgrims traveled back to Judah to rebuild the temple in
Jerusalem. Well, they built an altar, and a...

October 28, 2016

Today is the last day of my secular role as a clinical provider PA.
Although I only work one day a week, the time has come to leave the position
that I have enjoyed throughout my life, and particularly full time over the
last ten years.  It's a sad note for me, for par...

October 27, 2016

Last night I had the privilege of witnessing a young lady being honored for
achieving the highest level in the American Heritage Girls.  This wonderful
organization takes to heart the raising up of children in the care and
admonition of the Lord, and as was said last n...

October 26, 2016

Are you struggling today, wrestling over a right or a wrong, or feeling
lonely and isolated, wondering whether God even cares anymore?  If so, you
are not alone!  We all have struggles, and periods of doubt, anger.  We have
days that are just bad, and wished we di...

October 25, 2016

Nothing is better than a glass of pure unadulterated milk, except to use the
cream on top for a bowl of hot cereal.  It doesn't get any better than that.
But you won't find that kind of milk in the grocery store, because it first
has to be homogenized, sterilized, filt...

October 24, 2016

Scripture tells us: " For which of you, wanting to build a tower, doesn't
first sit down and calculate the cost to see if he has enough to complete
it? Otherwise, after he has laid the foundation and cannot finish it, all
the onlookers will begin to make fun of him, sa...

October 21, 2016

Be careful little mouth what you say! That's a song we taught our children
when they were small, to remind them that they need to watch what it is that
comes out of their mouths.  I have shared before that out of my mouth,
before salvation, came some pretty reprehensib...

October 20, 2016

Do you desire a closer relationship with God?  While I'm sure the answer to
that for most would be an emphatic "Yes!" I want to share that Jesus tells
us that to have a closer relationship with God, we have to want and have a
closer relationship with Him, and He will r...

October 19, 2016

It takes a lot to live by faith.  When you consider Abraham, who gave up
that which was comfortable to go where he did not know, living in tents for
the rest of his life, because he wanted to stay mobile and not settle unless
God told him to settle. He had the faith th...

October 18, 2016

There is a parable that I want to talk about this morning.  It is the
parable of the persistent widow, who had adversaries who kept giving her
grief.  We don't know what grief, but she cried out to the judge in the
community continually.  The judge did not fear God and...

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