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Love, Sacrifice, Commitment

There is a lot more to Valentine’s Day than just cards and gifts. There is a true-life story that teaches us about love, sacrifice, and commitment-the true meaning of Valentine’s Day. In the third Century a Christian priest named Valentine came forward after the Roman Emperor Claudius II Gothicus canceled...

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I’ve Got Good News…

God is truly amazing! I heard a story from one of our members the other day that’s worth sharing. As many of you may be aware, we deliver cookies to our first time visitors as a way of saying thanking you for coming. One particular week we had a visitor...

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The Gospel of Matthew (from a Matthew)

I’ve always been particularly fond of Matthew’s Gospel; after all, I share my name with it. When you’re very young and working your way through The Children’s Bible, it’s special to see your name in it in such a prominent place. Of course, it wasn’t a coincidence, but when you’re young these...

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My Walk Continues…

I have been in Church all my life. In the denomination in which I was raised, everyone was called to make a public profession of their faith when they had decided to accept Christ as their Savior. My public profession followed with baptism and membership into the church. I had...

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Thoughts on Psalm 139

 One of the practices I appreciate is using “stream of consciousness” to consider the meaning of a text.  First, I start with a biblical text.  In this practice, sometimes phrases arise above others.  Then I take the phrase and allow my mind to ruminate on it and see where it...

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