Hebrew 11:1

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see (NIV) Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (KJV) What is faith? It is the confident assurance that something we want is going to happen. It is the certainty that what we hope for is …

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God Wants to Do a “New Thing”

Leaving what’s behind I close the doorI’ll not dwell on what has gone beforeI know God is doing a new thingIt’s springing up and I can see itIt’s all around and I can feel itI know God is doing a new thingGod is doing a new thingGod is doing a new thingGod is doing a new thing in this place …

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For Such a Time Like This

I just returned from Family Camp at Diamond Arrow Christian Conference Center. This year, due to COVID, the camp is short-staffed and there was not a lot of activity during the day. However, the weather was great, the scenery majestic, and the evening worship services were inspiring, challenging, and life-transforming! The theme of the camp is mentioned above: For Such …

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Shrewd as Serpents, Gentle as Doves

There are couple of instances when we read of Jesus instructing his disciples to use the world’s wisdom for heavenly purposes. We recently read from Luke 16:1-13 in our Wednesday evening Bible Study: Jesus told his disciples: “There was a rich man whose manager was accused of wasting his possessions. So he called him in and asked him, ‘What is …

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Resurrection Sunday

Every couple of years I use this page to share a few quotes regarding the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I hope these bless you as much as they have blessed me — especially the quote from Charles Colson! The New Testament writers speak as if Christ’s achievement in the dead was the first event of its …

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What a Difference a Year Makes

Sometime around mid-December, 2019 we started to hear about a new virus that was causing havoc in a region of China. Not much was known about it at the time, and there didn’t seem to be reason for the United States to be concerned. By the end of January, however, things were started to change. The following are a few …

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Unity, Not Uniformity

We are hearing a lot about “national unity” in the news these past several weeks. Politicians and other leaders are calling for us to come together as a common people with a common purpose so that our nation can heal from the wounds of the past four years. The irony is that both sides blame the other for the cause …

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2021

Usually, on January 1 we are sad to say goodbye to the following year as we look forward to the possibilities the new year brings. This year, however, it seems we are glad to say goodbye to 2020, but we are apprehensive about what 2021 may bring. A new president, the growing tension between political parties, and a new strain …

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What is Christmas?

Once again we enter the season of Advent. Another season of shopping and Christmas festivities. However this year we will be facing an Advent season like no other. COVID has changed everything, even Christmas. Many people will avoid traveling, so family gatherings may not happen this year. Many will avoid the malls, so shopping will be done almost entirely online …

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We The People

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. ~ preamble to the U.S. Constitution The United …

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