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The Women's Ministry at Romney Assembly of God decorated jars with gifts in them for the residents of Hampshire Center and held a Christmas party on Dec. 2 at Main Street Grill. Project participants (left to right) are Margaret Kesner, Linda Carr, Elaine Cash, Gracie Kesner, Kathy Linaburg a…

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I don't know about you, but I love this time of year. I love the cold crispness of the air outside, and the smell of wood smoke carried around on the wind. The December decorations brought out of storage, and the scent of evergreens in the house, all remind me that this is a special time of …

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I wish someone would have told me that Christmas is just a couple weeks away. I jest, because I’ve had people reminding me that Christmas was coming for months now.

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So how did we ever get along before we had certain television channels? I've learned so much lately as to why the Bible isn't true and how biblical events didn't happen the way they are recorded by watching television. At least I know that apparently Jesus wasn't who he said he was and that …

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It’s the season coming upon us ... when Thanksgiving and Advent and Christmas begin to blur for me.

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One of my favorite Pentecostal ministers made this comment during a sermon, “The primary reason God made mankind was so that mankind would worship, praise and adore him.” That comment really convicted me. Often times there is so much to do in a day (don’t we all seem to try and cram 25 hours…

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Never have our government officials so blatantly acted like a bunch of children who can’t get along. The left won’t play with the right, the right won’t play with the left and the big guy in the middle is gonna take his ball and go home. What a pathetic showing for the rest of the world.

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Next Thursday many of us will gather around a table with family and friends and celebrate Thanksgiving. It is the time when we pause and give thanks for the bounty we have. For you see, giving thanks is a natural response for the community of faith, not just UMC but many others as well.

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I anticipate that this will not be one of my most popular columns, but I do feel the subject is necessary.

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CUMBERLAND – Emmanuel Episcopal Church is celebrating an unexpected blessing- a beautiful space that had been hidden for many decades and is now the Resurrection Chapel.

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I started to write this week’s article after watching the referees miss numerous calls during a recent college football game. At least, that’s how I saw it. That got me thinking about rules and how hard it is to follow them all the time.

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I walked around today and I looked at people; those passing me in the grocery store, driving beside me on the highway, filling my newsfeed, walking by the house, seeing them at church and the post office. I tried to really see them. 

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As a Christian, a pastor and someone who minored in American History in college (when it was still taught as it happened, not revisionist fiction), I truly believe that our Founding Fathers would be disappointed, as I am, with the attempt in our country to alleviate both God and our Christia…

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How much is enough? And if a person or a company can attain 99.9 percent, shouldn’t that be enough?

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Apparently, I’ve been radicalized and I wasn’t aware.  Certain people call me the “radical Left” or “liberal” or “socialist” or “extremist.”

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This Sunday in the United Methodist Church is recognized as Reformation Sunday. It is a time in the Church calendar that we pause and look at the results of Martin Luther posting his concerns about the state of the Church – that is, the Roman Catholic Church. 

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One of the lectionary readings from the Gospel this past summer sounds a bit harsh coming from Jesus – who talked about loving your neighbor, even your enemy, turning the other cheek, welcoming the Prodigal Son home, healing and comforting the afflicted.

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Many are familiar with the story that is recorded in Luke 16. It is the story of a rich man, who upon his death, learns that his life was a life of misdirected priorities.

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It was during 8th-grade algebra class that I first began to get confused about the questions that were being presented on tests.

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I’ve never been a big hockey fan. In fact I could probably be truthful in saying that I have never seen enough to total a half game if I combined all of my viewing experiences over time together.

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Forgetfulness is no joke. However, it does pay to have a good sense of humor and some patience when it comes to dealing with the common problem of forgetfulness.

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A few years ago I learned of a man who quit his job and moved his family to a remote camp in the Rocky Mountains.

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Everyone has heard the saying, “it’s too good to be true.” This saying suggests the idea that a particular piece of information is so amazing that it is unbelievable.

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Colin Kaepernick has got nothing over on our local high school football team. Actually, I guess one could say it’s a matter of opinion, but I personally think our boys kneel head and shoulders over Kaepernick.

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I write this column with much sympathy and concern and I hope it’s taken as such.

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Those of us old enough to remember the game of tag will remember when you got tagged, you were “It.”

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As hard as it is to believe, summer is over as far as the school system is concerned. And when the school system says it’s over, it’s officially over for everyone who has a son or daughter in school.

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“Been there, done that, got the T-shirt” – here is the story of the brief lifespan of an over-priced souvenir T-shirt.

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This week’s column is not about some brilliant new discovery or insight, but about a familiar truth that can be forgotten in times such as these.

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Most of us have heard the saying, “Rules were meant to be broken.”

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I was making a quick trip to the store recently and my wife asked me to pick up a dozen eggs while I was out.

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The name of this column is “Food for Thought” and that is what it’s meant to be.