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Weed Eating

Mowing. For many, it’s a reality of life in the summer months for many. You mow one Saturday, and then give it a week or two and your yard has returned to its original disheveled state, begging to me trodden again with a mower.  I know, you know what I am talking about.  Sometimes, mowing …

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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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Blessed Assurance

We are going to explore another wonderful Fanny Crosby (1820-1915) hymn written in 1873 with composer Phoebe Knapp (1839-1908), whom was one of the most widely known women of the 19th century. This hymn, “Blessed Assurance,” was so loved by Fanny Crosby, the first verse is inscribed on her headstone. The Scriptures teach us that …

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The Perfect Christian

Christians are always seeking to “be better.” The proof is in the pudding.  The contemporary Christian book market is flooded, and frankly, oversaturated, with “Christian” self-help books.  If you don’t believe me, allow me to name a few of the best-selling Christian books this week according to Audible, an app many enjoy.  Balance: Positioning Yourself …

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