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Behind the Scenes from the Staff (Page 14)

Behind the Scenes from the Staff

An afternoon of cooking led to the special occasion of an entire family dinner. Extra hands made the meal happen and gave me time with our granddaughters! Additional hands handled after dinner details, giving Papa time with the “girlies”. When the day was over, I was not exhausted, I was exhilarated! As Nominating Committee work heads into full swing, I am reminded…

A NEW BEGINNING!

January 1 of each year brings to our attention that we can have a new beginning. We Christians know that we each have had a new beginning when we accepted Christ into our lives, repented, and began all anew. As far as He is concerned our slates are clean and there is no memory of our sins. What a wonderful word is…

Why we sing…

I’m not sure if you ever wonder, but if you do wonder why we sing in church, one answer is that it’s good for us. I don’t see God as one who sits on a throne waiting to be praised, though I do see God as one who deserves to be thanked and praised. I spoke last week, in part, about how…

The Benefits of Encouragement

Encouragement plays a vital role in the growth and development of a child. Children who grow up with consistent encouragement thrive; those who grow up with constant criticism shrivel. We never grow too old to need encouraging words. Ephesians 4:29 says: “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according…

On A Mission For Jesus

As I sat down to log in to Charity Tracker, I said aloud, “Let’s be On A Mission For Jesus for a while!” What I meant was that I was going to set aside the next hour or so working towards this program that is so important for our community. Then the small voice inside said, “Oh for more hands, more time,…

Why It Matters…

When my wife and I were youth pastors in Texas we took a mission trip to work in the heart of the city of Houston. Our mission group leader was a great guy, with one quirky catchphrase. He would always tell us to really pay attention in the interactions we have throughout the day with all those we encounter because we may…

My Journey…

I would like to share how my love for the Bible began…I believed the Bible was written a long time ago and had no value to me, but when my father was sick in the hospital with cancer, I was sitting with him. At the time The Living Bible was newly published and somehow one ended up in his hospital room. One…