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Are You Thankful?

Posted on November 18, 2018 at 9:20 AM

Every year with the coming of Thanksgiving, we are reminded to be thankful, but are you? Is your thankfulness demonstrated in your attitude? If someone were to ask the person that is with you more than any other if you are thankful, would they say that you are a thankful person? The sad reality is: if you are like many who live in this country of ours, you may not be. Let me ask ...

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Posted on November 11, 2018 at 9:15 AM

Today being Veteran’s Day provides the perfect opportunity to say “Thank you” to all who have served our great nation in the US military. Now I realize that service in the military can be a very difficult thing, as it requires, to one degree or another, those who serve to put their lives on hold and allow service to our nation to become the priority. This requires living life with a realizat...

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Vote for Liberty!

Posted on November 4, 2018 at 9:55 AM

Don't you just wish the election was over? Aren't you just sick and tired of the election adds? Wouldn’t it be nice to just get back to normal commercials? If you said yes to these questions you probably fit in with most Americans. Furthermore, there are some who are so sick and tired of them that they would wish that elections would just go away forever. They don’t want to hear any more about it. They ...

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Pray! Then Vote.

Posted on October 21, 2018 at 10:10 AM

Normally speaking, Mid-term Elections are viewed with kind of an indifferent attitude. You may have heard people make statements like “It’s only the Midterm” or something like that, but if you have been watching any tv then you know that this year is quite different. I hate to say this, but I believe that from a strictly political view that it is all about ‘Power’. Who w...

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Everybody Loses

Posted on September 30, 2018 at 6:00 PM

As I considered what I would write this morning I must confess that I found myself quite torn. I considered topics like , ‘Living in a Divided America’ , ‘Guilty until proven Innocent’, ‘Trial by Accusation’, and even ‘He said, She Said’. Yes, you can tell that over the past few days, my attention (like the attention of probably most Americans) has been...

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The Fall

Posted on September 23, 2018 at 5:55 PM

According to Google, Fall officially began at 9:54 PM last night. That would perhaps explain why, as I look outside this morning I see that my driveway is covered with leaves. (Then again, the Hurricane last weekend may have had something to do with it.) But I have seen a couple of leaves fall this morning and I believe that it is safe to say that they are a testimony of things yet to come....

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The Storms of Life

Posted on September 16, 2018 at 10:05 AM

I write this Pen today while much of the east coast is hunkered down because of Hurricane Florence. This hurricane, like any other hurricane that comes ashore, is leaving a path of destruction in it’s wake. Yes, lives have been lost, houses have been destroyed and there are thousands who find themselves without electricity. Even after the storm is over, it will take months and sometimes even ye...

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Why Do We Go To Church

Posted on September 9, 2018 at 10:10 AM

In a conversation yesterday with some dear friends we we began talking about Church, and why people go. The simple truth is, everyone has different reasons for going to church. As it has been said in the past, some go to “see and be seen”, that is they go to see who is there, and be seen by those who are there. Some go out of routine or perhaps habit, where as others si...

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The Joy of the Labor

Posted on September 2, 2018 at 10:10 AM

Tomorrow we once again celebrate Labor Day, a day that recognizes the labor force here in the USA: the men and women who through their self-sacrifice have done much to make this country the nation that it is. They are the men and women who understand the importance of hard work, they see it as a means to provide for themselves, their family and to help build this Nation. They understand the importanc...

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Things we can learn from a bunch of birds!

Posted on August 26, 2018 at 9:50 AM

This morning as I set in my chair at my desk, I noticed a number of robins in our front yard. They would hop along the ground, stop, listen and then go after a worm. They would hop, stop, listen and go after a worm; hop, stop, listen and go after a worm. They all seemed quite content with this process, that is, until our cat showed up. Then it was hop, stop, listen and a few of them flew away. A mom...

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These 'are' the Good Old Days

Posted on August 19, 2018 at 9:45 AM

Do you remember when you were a kid - how we longed to be big? How we wanted to be a “Big Boy” or a “Big Girl”, or how we wanted to be big enough to ______ (you fill in the blank)? Do you remember going to the Fair, or to Amusement Parks only to find out that you were not quite tall enough to ride on the really cool rides? (Oh how you longed to be just an inch or two taller.)


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We're Back!

Posted on August 12, 2018 at 9:45 AM

Well, I would like to start out this morning by giving a special thanks to Pastor Charlie for filling in for me the last couple of Sundays. As you know, I was out of town with my family and I truly appreciate both Charlie and Tamara interrupting their schedule and being here in my absence. I have heard some good reports about his sermons and it is my prayer and hope that they will have a lasting impact in each of...

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Just Two-Tired

Posted on July 15, 2018 at 9:40 AM

 Have you ever heard the riddle that asked the question “Why can’t a bicycle stand up by itself?” And the answer comes back, “because it is simply Two-Tired” Now I realize that is an old joke and maybe a bit on the corny side, but I remember first hearing it as a child and thinking that it was great fun! The truth is, it teaches a simple truth. Now for most of us ri...

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Blessed but Not Content

Posted on July 8, 2018 at 9:35 AM

This past Wednesday, as our nation celebrated the 4th of July, I was once again reminded of just how blessed I truly am. I live in a nation where I am free to worship the Lord Jesus Christ and declare that He alone is the true and living Son of God. I live in a nation where I can freely meet with other believers and worship God without fear of being arrested. I can own as many copies of the Word of God...

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Posted on July 1, 2018 at 9:35 AM

In all probability, if you are reading this, you are an American citizen and you have been one all your life. No, you never made a choice to come to America, that decision was made by your parents, or grand-parents, or perhaps your great, great, great, great grand-parents. Yes, your family may have lived here for generations, your ancestors may have even come over on the May Flower, but ...

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Posted on June 24, 2018 at 9:40 AM

During Jesus’ trial, Pontius Pilate asked the question, “What is truth?” and in the world that we live in it appears that that question is more relevant than it has ever been before. Far to often, in the world that we live in, people have the attitude that truth is relative. In fact, many have simply rejected the concept of “Absolute Truth”. They say that ̶...

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An Open Letter to My Children

Posted on June 17, 2018 at 9:40 AM


Well, it’s Father’s Day and I, along with thousands of other fathers across the US, are expecting to enjoy another beautiful Father’s Day Sunday. As I write my Pastor’s Pen this morning I am reminded of just how truly blessed I really am. I, like many of you, grew up in a home that had a strong father figure. As I was growing up I knew that my Dad was not pe...

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Living in a Changing World

Posted on June 10, 2018 at 10:45 AM

As the leaders of the United States and North Korea capture the attention of the world as they come together for an unprecedented meeting; as the fans of Anthony Bourdain reel over his apparent suicide; and the followers of Charles Krauthammer grieve over the announcement of his soon coming death; we are reminded of the uncertainty of life. We saw it about a week ago as at least 109 people died as a wall of...

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Hope is Not Lost

Posted on June 3, 2018 at 10:45 AM

Today, we once again return to our study in the life of Gideon. For Gideon, his life had been turned upside down, the Midianites had come and everything in Gideon’s world had changed, but what he did not know was that God was about to change everything in his life again. God was about to take this insignificant young man and turn him into one of the greatest heroes of all time. Yes, God was a...

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Their Great Impact

Posted on May 27, 2018 at 10:40 AM

 Every year our nation pauses for a moment to remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice so that we can have this freedom that we so often take for granted. Yes, those who have given so much came from all walks of life, it didn’t matter if they were rich or poor, it didn’t matter if they were black or white, it didn’t matter if their family had just come to live in this great na...

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