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Are we chasing the right newness?

Is it too late to give a “Happy New Year?” You might think so. It is several weeks ...

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Are we missing something?

Religious legalism is oppressive and robs many people of joy. But what about traditions, routines and even habits, ...

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Devotional — Epiphany

“When they had heard the king, they set out; and there, ahead of them, went the star that ...

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The navigators: Charting a course for life

There are in scripture several examples of lives well-lived. These individuals, many of whom were prophets, possessed a ...

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We still need a Redeemer

With our phones, our warm houses, our cars and our computers, we feel contented and independent. It seems ...

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Column — Grace this Christmas

Is it really so hard to get along with one another? Are you concerned about how your Christmas ...

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Spending our time

And Jesus said to them, “Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one’s ...

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Our goal: Purification of the soul

In our complex society, we are constantly reminded through the ubiquitous presence of advertising that we “need so-and-so.” ...

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Thanksgiving opportunities

I’d like to share with you why I think Thanksgiving is the most important holiday of the year. ...

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‘Roots of endurance’

We will soon be celebrating Thanksgiving Day. It is good to reflect back and recognize the sovereign hand ...

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Stopping

Remember the sabbath day, and keep it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your ...

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The power of prayer

“Seek God’s help with patient perseverance and prayer: It is indeed hard, except for those who bring a ...

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Facing change

This is that glorious time of the year that reminds us in sweet colors that change is with ...

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‘Drink it in’

As I am sure with many of you, I treasure the Psalms, especially the ones written by King ...

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It is good

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, 2 the earth was a ...

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Take time to smell the flowers

I don’t know about you, but I live in a hurry, and when I try to do things, ...

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Conflicted about conflict?

“But (Jesus) turned and said to Peter, ‘Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; ...

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Charity: Key to healthy community life

Living the hustle and bustle of our daily life, we seldom stop to consider the source of the ...

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Fly or bee?

In the last year-and-a-half society has changed. We have been living with a threat hanging over our heads. ...

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Following Jesus’ way

Something that has truly puzzled me lately is how some people seem to think that if they are ...

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Finding hope in a hard season

Though the fig tree should not blossom And there be no fruit on the vines, Though the yield ...

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Lessons from the Sermon on the Mount

Then Jesus began to speak, and taught them, saying: 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs ...

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Striving with his guidance

The challenges that face us can sometimes bring thoughts of hopelessness. From personal difficulties to global warming, man ...

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Olympics inspire us and give us hope

To be honest, I am a bit giddy about the Olympics. It is fun to watch the events, ...

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Just rest a while

The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. He said to ...

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Seek God’s kingdom now

“Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we ...

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Finding lessons from the pandemic

Praise be to God, the horrors of coronavirus are passing behind us. With more than 50% of our ...

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