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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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Safe and Sound

It seems the word of the year has become the word, “safe.” The irony is that here on Earth, nothing is 100% safe. The hymn we’re discussing today assures us of sure safety, being in Christ. The chorus to this song exclaims, “I’ve anchored my soul in the haven of rest. I’ll sail the wide …

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