Category Archives: Church

Angel & Soccer Star

Shirley posted these two pictures several years ago as throw back pictures on Facebook and they popped up as a memory on Facebook the other day. I remember these pictures from a long time ago. I think this was one … Continue reading

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The Wounded Healer

“Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God.” – Isaiah 40:1 The psychologist Susan Silk published an article about the psychology of comfort called “Ring Theory,” or, for short: Comfort In, Dump Out. It’s personal for her: after she was diagnosed with … Continue reading

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Those Crazy Teens

And this is His commandment, that we believe in the Name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as He has commanded us. 1 John 3:23 Seventeen-year-old Courtney Thorp goes to Shell Rock Senior High School in … Continue reading

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On The Back Pew

“Finally, [the spirit] took me to the inside court of the Temple of God.” – Ezekiel 8:16 Have you noticed that most people, when they come to worship, don’t sit up front? The back of the church tends to fill up … Continue reading

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Really, Paul?

“To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to win Jews. […] To the weak I became weak, so that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people . . . .” – 1 … Continue reading

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I Thank God For You

“I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the Gospel from the first day until now. 7a It is right for … Continue reading

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We’ve Only Just Begun

“It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me.” – Galatians 2:20 Once upon a time, a dandy named Francis heard the gospel. He gave away his own money, then stole his father’s to help the poor. … Continue reading

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God’s Love Endures Forever!!!

“O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever.  Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, those he redeemed from trouble and gathered in from the lands, from east and west, from … Continue reading

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Looking Back – Leaning Forward

“No eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the human heart conceived, what God has prepared for those who love him.” – 1 Corinthians 2:6-13 A little while ago Shirley and I found and old box of pictures. It was almost … Continue reading

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A Horrible Retirement Speech

“When he heard the words, ‘Chest of God,’ Eli fell backward off his stool where he sat next to the gate. Eli was an old man, and very fat. When he fell, he broke his neck and died. He had … Continue reading

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