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Thankfulness through Lepers

Thankfulness through Lepers

It’s been ten years now since Merance was a student in my senior English class at Pohnpei Island Central School, on a small island in the developing country of the Federated States of Micronesia. I still remember passing her home, a tiny shanty with a tin roof, as I walked to church several times a […]

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  November 30, 2016   No comments
Why Does Bad Stuff Happen to Good People?

Why Does Bad Stuff Happen to Good People?

I cannot tell you how many times I have been asked this question, and have even asked it myself.  My daughter, my perfect four year old daughter who’s only sin was probably taking one of her brothers toys, was diagnosed with cancer when she was four years old. Four years old.  At that point can […]

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  November 15, 2016   1 comment
Heart to Heart

Heart to Heart

If you have read much of the Bible you have possibly read the story of Jesus healing the woman who had bled for 12 years. You know she was bleeding unhealed for many years. The loss of blood for so long made her ceremoniously unclean and anything she touched would be unclean. From all account […]

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  October 25, 2016   No comments
Just Show Up

Just Show Up

The team I traveled to Nicaragua with was a group of people who attended West Ridge Community Church…all but a few of whom I did not really know.  The team that traveled home was more like a family.  Pulling together, under leadership that got down and dirty like the rest of us, to do God’s […]

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  September 19, 2016   1 comment
Love warriors

Love warriors

There has been so much anger lately.  Not only is it pretty much all that’s in the daily news, it’s right here in my own little world.  I know someone with whom I have had a good working relationship for several years.  Both of our jobs have recently changed, causing a change in our relationship.  […]

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  September 9, 2016   No comments
A Connected Disconnect

A Connected Disconnect

Let’s look at a biblical progression of time embracing early times, later times, and now.  In Genesis 4 we are told the story of Cain and Abel.  After they grew up, both seemingly had it made. They certainly had the opportunity.  After all, the competition level was surely not like it is in our present […]

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  August 25, 2016   No comments
Finding Perseverance through Trails

Finding Perseverance through Trails

What is the secret to joy in trials? What’s the secret for a Christian to have joy while suffering through bankruptcy, cancer or even a lost child? Is it realistic that both joy and anguish can exist together? We can rejoice in trials because they have purpose. They are not haphazard; they are not by […]

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  August 11, 2016   No comments
Let us Never Tire of Doing Good

Let us Never Tire of Doing Good

“So let’s not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don’t give up, or quit. Right now, therefore, every time we get the chance, let us work for the benefit of all, starting with the people closest to us in the community of […]

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  August 11, 2016   No comments

Eyes of Faith

There have been times in my life when I could hear God’s voice so loudly and clearly that there was no question He was right there next to me. A few years ago, I packed my bags and traveled to India on a fellowship for teachers. This trip fell right in the middle of some […]

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  July 12, 2016   No comments