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Have you ever thought about what it is that makes a person great? Frequently, we hear people talk about this person or that person being a “great” ballplayer or a “great” performer or a “great” speaker. Greatness is often associated with fame, fortune or power. Unfortunately, many who are co…

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It didn’t seem all that bad at the time. During my junior high years – yes that’s right, those were pre-middle school days – I grew up in a little old house along River Road south of Romney.

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20/20 vision is a term for visual acuity in which the first number refers to distance and the second refers to size. Visual acuity commonly refers to the clarity of vision, how clearly we see things. Vision is all about clarity. 20/20 vision is perfect, high-definition clarity.

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I shall refrain from conversing about New Year’s resolutions mainly because I don’t believe they work. Most of us make them only to break them in a short period of time following the drop of the ball on New Year’s Eve.

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I enjoy preaching and teaching the Word of God. I’m grateful for the honor and privilege the Romney Assembly congregation has blessed me with in being their pastor.

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I’m finding it somewhat difficult to believe that another year is behind us and a new one lies just over the horizon. Already 2019 is visible is our rearview mirror and we are quickly pulling into 2020.

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The little nation of Israel has been on the forefront of the world’s political and geographical scene since near the beginning of time. Surrounding nations have attempted to annihilate its people and its status many times over, but none have been successful in doing so. Its borders may be sm…

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When I was a child, Fred Rogers always made me feel that his home was my home, and I gladly spent countless afternoons there learning and listening and dreaming.

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Greetings to you on this wonderful day that the Lord has made. I really love this time of the year. The leaves have given us the beautiful fall colors, and now we are going into that time of keeping warm. We can just ‘snuggle’ in Jesus, keeping warm and spending time with him.

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Well, here we are again. We are in that time period where we find those who have gotten in the spirit of giving and those who can’t wait to be the getters.

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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.