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Miracles

It’s a miracle!  They found the boys soccer team trapped in a cave in Thailand and they are all safe.  But is that really a miracle?  Or is it just good fortune or luck?  Or is it just chance? I … Continue reading

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Math Amnesia

During the children’s time last Sunday, the pastor prayed that the kids would have a fun summer, but not forget everything they learned the past year.  I could have used that prayer 60 years ago. The first years of school … Continue reading

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The Gift of Dishwashing

Our minister, Rev. Dale Clem, is leaving to go to a new church next week.  So in one of his last sermons, he talked about how people in our church have used their gifts to serve others.  One of the … Continue reading

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Untitled

Sometimes a good title can sell a book or story better than anything else.  I discovered that for myself when a well-known Methodist evangelist, Rev. Charles Allen, was preaching in revival services at a neighboring church.  It began on Sunday … Continue reading

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The Unopened Gift ’14

Some of you may have seen this the last two Christmases, but just like Paul Harvey repeated his story of  “The Man and the Birds” yearly, I plan to repeat this every Christmas.  I hope you continue to enjoy it. … Continue reading

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The Unopened Gift

Some of you may have seen this last Christmas and some of you may have read it in Jones Valley Life magazine this year, but just like Paul Harvey repeated his story of  “The Man and the Birds” yearly, I plan to … Continue reading

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The Unopened Gift

With the recent horrific events in Newtown, CT, I wrestled with whether to go ahead with the blog I had intended to write or address the tragedy.  I have decided to focus on Christmas now and deal with evil later. … Continue reading

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