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Matthew Barnett is the founder of the Dream Center, a program for people struggling with addiction, homelessness and other life challenges. In the beginning, the Dream Center was only that, a … more
This is a story I first heard many years ago. A little boy came into the kitchen one evening while his mother was cooking supper. He handed her a piece of paper. On it he had written: MY … more
Throughout our lives we undergo many changes and live through different seasons. We face struggles and experience victories. With the challenges of COVID-19, and other recent societal challenges, we … more
This weekend is Super Bowl Sunday. A day where people gather with family and friends to celebrate champions. It’s exciting to cheer for our favorite players and teams as they strive for excellence … more
Jesus was speaking to all of us when He said, “Do not judge and you will not be judged.” This is one particular teaching that will bring you great peace if you accept it. Incorrectly judging … more
Psalm 139:13 "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb" (NIV). We find strength in our loved ones. They know us and accept us for who we are. The comfort that … more
Many of us thought 2020 was a year where we would see clearly. Things seemed to be going well. A robust economy, low unemployment, more disposable income. We were free to move from place to place as … more
Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead,I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.~The Apostle Paul … more
And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they … more
Paul the Apostle powerfully expressed what cannot adequately be expressed in words when he declared “Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.” (2 Corinthians 9:15) This is the season when … more
This season is a good time to reflect on God’s giving. God is the greatest Giver. He proved it when He gave His Son for us. We are overflowing with His gifts. In the best known of all the … more
Paul the Apostle powerfully expressed what cannot adequately be expressed in words when he declared “Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.” (2 Corinthians 9:15) This is the season when … more
There are a lot of variations when the history of our Thanksgiving holiday is discussed. Fine points in the history are disputed. For us, the history of Thanksgiving should not be the most important … more
He was not actually my uncle. He was a cousin in the family but I called him “Uncle Gus” because in those days young people always addressed their elders with a title. So, you said “Mr.” or … more
More than one hundred fifty years ago, a young teenager wrote a beautiful poem. It was a personal tribute to his Savior. The poem became a powerful hymn of the church when music was written for it a … more
We use the word “hero” very loosely today. Almost any good deed can get one the designation “hero.” But the real hero is “the person who is recognized for great or brave acts or fine … more
Horatio Spafford was a 43 year old lawyer who lived in Chicago in a suburb on the north side of the city. He was married to Anna and they had five children – one son and four daughters. In 1871 … more
In the days of stagecoach travel in the old west, a company was hiring drivers for their stagecoach routes. The hiring was very competitive and the interview process for the candidate drivers was … more
Jesus was speaking to all of us when He said, “Do not judge and you will not be judged.” This is one particular teaching that will bring you great peace if you will accept it. Incorrectly judging … more
Jesus gave us a perfect model for prayer. His disciples asked Him to teach them to pray. He responded by saying, “Pray like this: …” He followed that by giving us what we call “The Lord’s … more
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