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Wildfires and Life

Many agree that for humans, wildfires are disastrous. The immediate effect of these natural phenomena can be property loss, health complications, and Lord forbid-  Death.  I acknowledge the tragic reality of wildfires first because, as many ecologists will acknowledge. Wildfires also can find themselves being vital to the health of certain biomes.  It seems contrary …

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Worry from the Pulpit

Sometimes, pastors get asked questions like, “Is it ok to preach on something that you haven’t quite gotten over yourself?” I used to think the same as the inquisitor. But now in a position where people may sometimes seek my counsel, I think this.  The qualifications of an overseer are quite specific (1 Timothy 3). …

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Memory Problems

“Memory is the scribe of the soul” ~ Aristotle Memory.  What comes to mind when you hear the word? Possibly, an unforgettable vacation? For some, it is the moment they and their spouse said, “I do.” For others, this word could carry a sadder weight as you remember the death of a loved one. For …

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Gifts and Grace

Christians who seek power, an experience, or a purpose often desire supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit.  Yet, the knowledge of God’s grace is the greatest gift God gives us today.  Now, I know what some are already saying.  “What about 1 Corinthians 12:1?” In the membership for the Corinthian church, unfortunately, the members were …

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