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I saw a couple of plaques in stores recently. One said “What if you have today only what you thanked God for yesterday?” Hmmm, something to think about. The other said, “Thank God for what you have; trust God for what you need!” Very true.

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Last Saturday was a very unusual day in Washington D.C when two large prayer gatherings of Christians came to town at a time when the need has never been greater.

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This past Saturday was a very unusual day in Washington, D.C. Two large prayer gatherings of Christians came to town at a time when the need has never been greater.

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In less than two months, America will have another major election, electing a president, vice president and many members of Congress as well as state and local leaders.

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“Does Jesus care when my heart is pained too deeply for mirth and song; as the burdens press, and the cares distress, and the way grows weary and long?

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“Does Jesus care when my heart is pained too deeply for mirth and song; as the burdens press, and the cares distress, and the way grows weary and long?

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Yes, it was 19 years ago, but I remember it well. It was a Tuesday and I was teaching at Conway Christian School. As I came out of class, a television had been set up in the gymnasium and we were glued to it “for the duration”.

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“If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sins and heal their land.” (II Chronicles 7:14)

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“For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.” (Romans 12:4-5)

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In December 1944, things were bleak for the U.S. 101st Airborne in Bastogne, Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge. The 101st was surrounded by German troops, outnumbered, outgunned and running out of supplies. On Dec. 22, the German commander sent a terse directive to the Americans that de…

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In December 1944, things were bleak for the US 101st Airborne in Bastogne, Belgium as the “Battle of the Bulge” was ongoing.

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In 1914, the Morton Salt Company adopted the familiar logo and slogan: “When it rains, it pours," letting the consumer know that their product will still pour in dampness and humidity.

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I guess it doesn’t take a lot to amaze me, but I am utterly in awe of the indisputable fact that God loves me and loves all of us. I understand God loving His original creation and Adam and Eve, handmade in His own image. But after the fall? Why would He still love them? And you and me with …

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“Jesus loves me! This I know, for the Bible tells me so. Little ones to Him belong; they are weak but He is strong.

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As human beings we are prone to want to find blame for things that go wrong, in our world or in our lives.

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I remember it well, and it doesn’t seem that long ago…but I guess it was. Over four months ago, our church elders met to discuss the possible closing of church due to this “COVID pandemic,” a fairly new term back then.

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I remember it well, but it doesn’t seem that long ago…but I guess it was. Over four months ago our church elders met to discuss the possible closing of church due to this “COVID pandemic” (a fairly new term “way” back then).

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When you hear the name Aesop you immediately remember his many fables, stories about animals, fruits and other ordinary things from nature that had a deeper, more abstract meaning.

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When you hear the name Aesop you immediately remember his many “fables”, stories about animals, fruits and other ordinary things from nature that had a deeper, more abstract meaning (hare and tortoise; fox and grapes).

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Happy Father’s Day! In the days before cell phones, internet and Facebook, it was said that the day of the year with the most phone calls home was Mother’s Day and the day with the most “collect” phone calls home was Father’s Day.

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“O Lord, You have searched me and known me. You know my sitting down and my rising up. You understand my thought afar off. You comprehend my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways.

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Today America is struggling again in a bitter battle against a disease more deadly than COVID-19 or any other known illness or disease.

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It’s really hard for me to believe this, but next month marks 50 years since my high school graduation (boy, I must have been a young graduate?)! Yet, I still remember that evening. We marched into the auditorium of Hinton High School (Hinton, WVa) to the tune of “Pomp and Circumstance”, 166…

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It’s really hard for me to believe this, but next month marks 50 years since my high school graduation (boy, I must have been a young graduate?)! Yet, I still remember that evening. We marched into the auditorium of Hinton High School (Hinton, W.Va.) to the tune of Pomp and Circumstance, 166…

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“God will make a way where there seems to be no way. He works in ways we cannot see. He will make a way for me. He will be my guide, hold me closely to His side. With love and strength for each new day, He will make a way…” (Don Moen)

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One of our church members said that a co-worker shared with him how this “quarantine” is making us all like dogs. We roam the house all day looking for food! When we get too close to someone we’re ordered to “Stop”! And we get really excited when we get to go out for a car ride!

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One of our church members said that a co-worker shared with him how that this quarantine is making us all like dogs. We roam the house all day looking for food. When we get too close to someone we’re ordered to STOP, and we get really excited when we get to go out for a car ride.

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This coming Sunday is Mother’s Day, one of the most special “holidays” on our calendar. COVID-19 is not a reason to neglect your mother so here are some suggestions for honoring her: send her a dozen sanitized and sterilized roses; go stand in her front yard and in a loud voice let her know …

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Remember when you first heard of COVID-19, and a couple of months ago we were beginning to hear of possible cancellations, postponements, orders to stay home, business closings and so on? Who would have thought that we’d still be where we are today, still in our homes, still seeing the news …

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Remember a couple of months ago when you first heard of COVID-19 and we were beginning to hear of possible cancellations, postponements, orders to stay home, business closings and so on.

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If you’re watching television, and probably most of us are, you’re seeing lots and lots of commercials encouraging us to be “upbeat”, to take care of ourselves and others, and each one usually ends with “We’re all in this together!”.

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If you’re watching television, you’re seeing lots of commercials encouraging us to be upbeat, to take care of ourselves and others. Each commercial usually ends with “We’re all in this together.” While that may be a true statement, the reality is that there is a wide range of situations peop…

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It was the Easter weekend. The followers of Jesus, the “church,” were “sheltered in place” in small groups behind locked doors. Each footstep outside brought renewed fear. Was it the temple guards who had arrested the Master in Gethsemane? Or was it the Roman soldiers who had crucified Him?

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It was the Easter weekend. The followers of Jesus, the “church”, were “sheltered in place”, in small groups behind locked doors.

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During this time of uncertainty due to COVID-19, people are finding they need food, toilet paper, disinfectants, quicker testing, a sure cure, an immunization, reliable news and information and human contact.

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During this time of uncertainty due to coronavirus/COVID-19, people are finding they need many things: food, toilet paper, disinfectants, quicker testing, a sure cure, an immunization, reliable news and information, human contact and more. But perhaps the one thing our world and our nation n…

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“When peace like a river attendeth my way, when sorrows like sea billows roll, whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say, ‘It is well, it is well with my soul!’

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While I hear that the coronavirus really isn’t brand new, it (along with COVID-19) has become the most used words in 2020 thus far. It’s the lead story in every newscast and on the lips and in the minds of many.

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“Pray” in its different forms are mentioned hundreds of times in the Bible. Jesus Himself mentioned it over and over. That must mean it is important.

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“Pray” in its different forms is mentioned between 500 and 600 times in the Bible, and is mentioned in almost every book of the Bible.

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