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Giving Thanks

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Dear Members and Friends, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to ourservice this coming Lord's Day! It is said that when Maureen Stapleton won the Academy Award, she rushed to the stage and gushed into the microphone,"I want to thank everyone I've ever known!" That got a laugh, I'm sure, and everyone understood the sense of gratitude that threaten...

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/dəˈvōSH(ə)n(ə)l/de·vo·tion·al

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In years past, the word "devotional" would have filled me with a restless desire to do anything else but that, whatever 'that' is. BORING! Who came up with this word!? What does it mean!? I can't say that the feeling is gone for good. Sometimes it creeps back in like an uninvited guest. I sat down to coffee in my favorite place in Austin. Music, voices, some loud, some...

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Self interest isn't a principle - It's just self-interest!

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Dear Members and Friends, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to ourservice this coming Lord's Day! I'm anxious to be back and hope you will join us in person or on line. During our time of confinement, I decided to re-read associate justice of the Supreme Court Clarence Thomas' book entitled, My Grandfather's Son. Thomas has been a justice for almost 3...

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IT’S NOT MY FAULT

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God thunders marvelously with His voice; he does great things we cannot comprehend. Job 37:5 NKJV Life can change in the blink of an eye. An unexpected life event or an external event can have major repercussions in our lives. Last fall my wife and I were involved in a traffic accident that was not my fault, yet I suffered severe consequences. I was driving on a divided h...

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Let your light shine!

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Dear Members and Friends, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to ourservice this coming Lord's Day! The most compelling way to demonstrate the gospel in our community is to be a man or woman of integrity. In an unbelieving culture, known for its lying, stealing,cheating, violating contracts, fudging on expense accounts and much more, Christians are to ...

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I AM A TEACHER

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And the things which you have heard among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. 2 Timothy 2:2 NKJV Life is short and full of surprises. We can easily say, "Here today gone tomorrow". But what the questions is what did we do with our time here? Recently my wife and I were involved in an automobile accident. Our local Awana Club...

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PPP vs Trust in God!

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Dear Members and Friends, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to ourservice this coming Lord's Day! The following article is longer than most, but it contains something that needs to be said. Last week I was reminded that earlier this summer some of the largest and more prosperous mega-churches in the country received anywhere from $5 to $10 milli...

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OUT OF THE COMFORT ZONE

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And He (Jesus) said to them (His disciples), take nothing for the journey, neither, staff nor bread, not money; and do not have two tunics apiece. Luke 9:3 NKJV Have you ever been in a situation for which you feel totally unprepared? How about a moment when the spotlight of life is shining bright in you? Do you turn lemons into lemonade or do you shy away from the moment ...

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Slippery Slopes!

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Dear Members and Friends, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to ourservice this coming Lord's Day! Years ago when I first began working for the Christian Medical and Dental Associations as a Regional Director I was introduced to a journal called First Things. The journal advertises itself as "America's Most Influential Journal of Religion and Public Lif...

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