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Restoring Thanksgiving

As we approach the annual holiday and time of national remembrance called “Thanksgiving,” recall that it was President Abraham Lincoln who initiated that first national celebration during the Civil War. It was called “The National Day of Thanksgiving and Praise,” issued in a formal proclamation on October 3, 1863. This was to be a special […]

Watching God Work With Special People

Deacons and staff are hosting a special Widow and Widowers Luncheon this Sunday afternoon. Like the early church, we believe that there should be focused, organized ministry to the widows (Acts 6:1). The early deacons “picked seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom” to minister to the widows (Acts 6:3). […]

Expressing Love

After Noah Robert Yeldell’s birth on October 25, I shared from the pulpit the joy of our new grandson. I also want to put in print my gratitude for how our church loves our children and grandchildren. Of course, they love you. My daughter and son, who live in Ohio, as well as Kristin, have […]

Prayer For Government Leaders

During this election time, Christian citizens must remember that we are to pray “For kings and all those in authority that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness” (1 Timothy 2:2). Even if we do not agree with them and their decisions, that is all the more reason to pray […]

Christian Citizenship

We are allowed the precious privilege of being a Christian citizen in a free country. Our system of self-government assures that we have some voice in the affairs of the nation, but God wants His “will to be done on earth as it is in Heaven” (Matthew 6:10). As a church, we are not seeking […]

Accepted

Most of us were thrilled if we were ever accepted into any college. However, Kawasi Enin, a high school student from New York, was accepted by all eight Ivy League universities (including Harvard, Princeton, and Yale). He ranked 11th in his class academically, scored 2250 out of a 2400-S.A.T. test, which put him in the […]

Stop Pot

In November, Florida will vote concerning Amendment 2 to legalize marijuana “for medical purposes.” We are not just dealing with a law, but with moral issues and dangerous consequences. Our state is indeed, “breaking bad,” with a majority polling in favor of the amendment. This opens the door for recreational “pot.” The law would be […]

Coming Home

Before the Communists and their dictator broke their hold on Romania, a family from that country, consisting of seven members and spanning three generations, did something unusual in our nation’s capital. They approached a guard and uttered the word, “asylum.” We can understand why people living under such evil domination would want the freedom of […]

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