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“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

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So what happens if cities, counties and states decide to defund police departments? And what do these new ideas have to say about the future of America?

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This week’s column recalls a concert I once attended in college (eons ago), which does come around to something important, I promise.Harry Chapin was, and remains, one of my favorite singers and storytellers. He and his band played at my college after the release of “Taxi,” but a year before…

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The Genesis passage found in Chapter 22 is a hard passage to read. It is the passage in which Abraham is told by God to take his son, his only son, to an area God would direct him. Isaac was to be the sacrifice Abraham would offer to God.

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God brings people into our lives, some for a reason, some for a season. But it's obvious that some new acquaintances are not just “by chance” meetings. Instead, there is no mistaking that God has orchestrated such encounters. Such was the case earlier this week when I had the distinct privil…

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This is a hard column for me this week, because so much is happening as you know.

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The annual business of reshuffling ministers in the United Methodist Church has begun while the biggest business of the denomination — that could split it in 2 — has been delayed a year.

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“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full [John 10:10].

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I had a recent visit to a nearby medical facility and walking through the front door I made sure to put my mask on.

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Although the driverless vehicle research has been nearly halted, based on an article from MSN News, the idea of creating a trustworthy vehicle to ferry folks around, as well as make deliveries, is still very much in the making.

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Jesus spent much of his life with religious people, a great deal of it with non-religious people — and all of it with non-Christians. 

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We are quite familiar with the story of Pentecost and the mighty rushing wind associated with this event.

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Before I even start on this week’s column, I would like to offer this disclaimer: I am in no way attempting to predict the future of our nation.

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I stand amazed at how quickly our society is changing. Just recently a young boy was told, according to the news, that he can’t read his Bible in a free period class and must remove it from the classroom. Based on another news report, a group of young students are given a sexually explicit b…

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Oh, I love the sun that is now taking the place of those cold winter days. I was driving to work recently and was observing the flowers that are beginning to bud. I believe spring is finally here. It is the time that we like to be outdoors and enjoy this nice weather — to some of us a nice w…

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That's the real lesson in the Adam and Eve story. While there are many lessons in that story, let's focus on the part where a choice is presented between obedience and disobedience. Some want to fix blame here on Eve alone or on Adam alone or on the serpent or even on God. Some have tried to…

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There's been a lot of talk on Facebook, social media and elsewhere about freedom, and how our freedoms are being taken away by the constraints that governments are putting on us as we make the fight against the strongest enemy this country has ever faced, the COVID19 virus.

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If there was ever a day when Christians need to learn the art of walking by faith, this is the day and time.

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Abby McBride decorates her driveway for Easter to help lift the spirits of passing neighbors. 

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Through a mix-up we missed publishing Don’s Easter column last week. It’s too good to relegate to the dustbin, so even though it’s a few days late, here it is.

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I have lost count of the number of times I have accompanied a person on their final journey—whispering a prayer in the ear or reciting a psalm, anointing with oil, or, on some occasions, humming a familiar hymn as the last breath was taken. 

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Here we are in the middle of the traditional Passion week of Christ – a time when the customary church calendar remembers what Jesus did during the last week of His earthly ministry.

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Yes, it’s true. There are things I would rather write about than COVID-19. If I were to pick a topic that I really enjoy talking about, preaching about or writing about, it is the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

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Over the past few months, I have read different times that we should not use events and circumstances in our society and culture as a means of discussing one’s place in God’s eternity.

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Here we are, still in the midst of the pandemic and thinking about how much the empty streets remind us of episodes of “The Twilight Zone” that we have seen.

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On Sunday March 15 the congregation of Romney Assembly of God church celebrated the 20th anniversary of Pastor Jim and Rhonda Mou serving as pastor of their church. The congregation praised and gave thanks to the Lord for their leadership and devotion to God's people. During the last 20 year…

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With the effort to contain coronavirus in full swing, check with your church to see if Bible studies, prayer services and other ministries are still being conducted.