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The Peace Train-Harmony Challenge

History shows us that the 1960s were a tumultuous and divisive decade marked by the civil rights movement, antiwar protests, and political assassinations. This difficult time inspired many song writers to produce songs about peace. Today, we are facing similar unrest and upheaval.  Inspired by these old songs, I am inviting you to join me…

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Living Radically

What does it mean to be “radical?” Most people perceive radicalism as something bad or evil. Today a radical person is frequently called a terrorist. We think of a radical as someone who exhibits crazy, unstable behavior. So, is being radical a bad thing?  What if I told you that Jesus was a radical? What…

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Fear of Whom and What

If I were to ask, “What scares you most,” what would your answer be? Fortunately, most of us do not wake up each day fearing the possibility of bodily harm or of being killed, although some of you might. Most people contend with some type of fear. Fears, real or perceived, paralyze and cause inaction.…

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Preaching The Risen Christ

Today, around the world, there are a too many different religions to count. Many of them preach peace and justice. Some offer a variety of self-help philosophies. Many care for the poor and needy. Yet, only one, holds at its core the proclamation of Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead. We are called through baptism,…

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The Greatest Love Story

Through the years, one love story stands out above all others as the greatest love story ever told. In fact, this is the story upon which all other love stories are based. It is a story of compassion, tenderness, heroism, never ending commitment, and selfless sacrifice. This ageless story is about a man who gives…

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The Healing Power of Touch

Thousands of heart-rending situations are occurring around the world where the Covid-19 virus is separating loved ones from each other in their time of need. One such account, was the story of Gene and Dorothy Campbell who have been together for 60 years. Gene, age 89, who had the corona virus, was isolated inside the…

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In An Instant Everything Can Change

A group of church friends gathered for an evening of fellowship this past week. Everyone enjoyed catching up with one another. A great time was had by all. Joy filled the air. These friends were bound together by their common love for Jesus. As the evening drew to a close, each couple left. On their…

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Share Your Story

Can you think of something that has happened in your life that left you so overjoyed that you could not wait to tell everyone? Can you think of a time when you received a gift that you enjoyed so much that you could not contain your excitement? Do you have the same enthusiastic response for…

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To Dream The Impossible Dream

As I write this, the song TO DREAM THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM, is echoing in my thoughts. Each year, for over 100 years, one week is set aside as a Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. This year it was January 18-25. Today, I want to explore the difficult topic of Christian disunity. Is Christian unity…

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Why Did You Spill The Coffee?

“You are holding a cup of coffee when someone comes along and bumps into you or shakes your arm, making you spill your coffee everywhere. Why did you spill the coffee? “Because someone bumped into me!!!” Wrong answer. You spilled the coffee because there was coffee in your cup. Had there been tea in the…

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