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Pride

By Lynne Conley / last month

Pride is what motivates our desire to receive glory for what we do. It also tempts us to be better at it than anyone else. And it’s pride that makes it hard to rejoice in someone else’s success. Jesus answer to anyone seeking a position of distinction in his kingdom always involved being a servant… […]

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Kisser or Hugger?

By Stephanie Hardesty (Steffanie H. Russ) / a few months ago

Kisser or Hugger? I’m sure you’ve heard or read the story of Ruth and her daughters-in-law before and I won’t revisit it in its entirety; however, I want to focus on one part. Ruth 1:14, “…Orpah kissed her mother-in-law good-bye, but Ruth embraced her and held on.” (MSG version) The question I want to ask […]

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Are You For REAL?

By Sheri Boulet / a few months ago

I attended a funeral this week for a man that I deeply cared for. Distance has kept us from becoming as close to him as we would have liked, but we did love him. It grieved me to watch his family deal with the loss, but they did so with grace and strength. As usual, […]

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When The Rain Comes

By Sheri Boulet / a few months ago

This morning as I took out my *girls* I was surprised to find the grass damp and the porch steps wet with more than dew. I suppose sometime between 3:30 am and 6:30 am a little shower came. I was totally unaware. So many people have been praying for rain around these parts lately due […]

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Ya Wanna Dip (in the lake of fire) with THAT Chip?

By Christine Carney / 8 months ago

Recently, Rich was home on a Sunday and bought the local paper. He took out the important reading material: ads and comics, and tossed the rest aside. I grabbed up the unwanted remnants. “AAhhhh, that’s my man!” I thought, “We blend.” In the waste pile, I found a half-page article on microchipping humans. The graphic art for […]

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This Light Must Shine!

By Don Doran / 3 years ago

Good morning! This morning our hearts go out to friends in Mena, Arkansas who experienced a tornado last night in their town, we are praying for you. Several years ago I was driving from Brandon, Manitoba, Canada to Minot, North Dakota. It was a freezing cold night with the wind kicking up ground blizzards. The […]

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What’s Good About The Church?

By Susan Niswonger / 3 years ago

Recently, Steve was talking with a man who wanted to change his life.  He confessed that his attempt to change on his own wasn’t working; he could be good for a short time and then his desires would overwhelm his efforts.  Steve, of course, began to tell him that being filled with the Holy Spirit […]

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Enemies, Both Foreign & Domestic

By Susan Niswonger / 3 years ago

Today is July 4th, a wonderful holiday in the United States.  Most people will celebrate it with cookouts and fireworks, watermelon and ice cream.  It’s Independence Day!!!!  As American’s, we fiercely defend our freedoms.  We fence our yards, defend our rights in the highest courts and shed blood on foreign soil to preserve the freedom […]

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The Door Was Open, But You Didn’t Respond!

By Susan Niswonger / 3 years ago

The Door Was Open, But You Didn’t Respond!   Last Saturday was one of those rare Michigan November days.  The temperature hit the mid-sixties, t-shirts were the clothing of choice and although screens have been traded for glass, I just had to leave the door wide open to enjoy the sun.  A friend dropped by […]

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Grandmotherly Religion

By James Thornton / 3 years ago

Grandmotherly Religion 2 Timothy 1:5. “When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee (Timothy), which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.” After a personal greeting to Timothy, Paul addresses the quality and origin of his faith in the Lord, […]

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