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This Sunday I will be reflecting on Jesus’ feeding of the 5,000 as recorded in John 6. As I prepare for what I might say, my thoughts go to various summer crops many of us enjoy: fresh corn from Arnold’s or Spring Valley Market (no, I do not get free corn for mentioning them), lush tomatoes …

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It seems everyone can feel it. And those who do may not know exactly what it is they are sensing but they just know that our world is on the verge of something of Biblical proportion.

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A good friend and clergy colleague of mine from Charleston had this posting on his Facebook page a couple of weeks ago.

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Last month I began writing a series on the church. In that article, I wrote that the church is the assembled people of God.

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God isn’t always found in places where we deem would be the most obvious. For that reason, He is often missed by those who would search for Him.

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They (whoever they are) say that if a person has at least 1 or 2 loyal, long-term friends, he or she should count his or her blessings.

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“Live as free men, but do not use your freedom to cover-up for evil; live as servants of God”  [2 Peter 2:16].

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When I was working around the outside of our church recently, I had the opportunity to observe and interact with a marvel of God’s creation, the killdeer. I found this unique bird in the middle of a gravel parking lot, acting hurt and distressed. I immediately felt bad for the bird — I don’t…

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One of the wisest things said, notwithstanding the truths of the Bible of course, has been “one thing that is always consistent is change.”

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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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Have you ever said something that after you said it realized you shouldn’t have — but it was then too late. I often think of an illustration that was once told to me:

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If you don’t suffer from mental illness, there’s something you need to know about those of us who do, because it may be impossible for us to tell you — and we really want to tell you.

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Someone recently told me that it is time for their annual vision checkup with the optometrist.

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It is amazing to me just how controversial and sensitive this subject is to so many people. To say that animals do not go to heaven is almost fighting words to some.

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I am a collector of stories. As a former pastor it is now a part of who I am.

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In many denominations this Sunday, churches will celebrate our Triune God: God the Creator, God the Son and God the Spirit.

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What is it that lies within the human nature of mankind that causes us to never be satisfied? We may say that we are, but if that be so for now, satisfaction doesn’t seem to last for long.

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I have thought a lot lately about how I used to enjoy going hunting, whether I went alone or with members of my family.

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My wife and I attended a children/youth church camp a few years ago where the speaker told the following story. It seems that one day he and his 5-year-old daughter were at home when he pulled a muscle in his back and literally collapsed onto the floor. He struggled to make it to the bedroom…

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One thing any Christian knows and any non-Christian needs to know is that Jesus died a very gruesome death in order to redeem mankind back to the Father.  

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Growing up in the church, I was taught that the worst thing one could be was a non-believer; that nothing was as tragic as a doomed soul that condemned itself by rejecting God.

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Unless you have sworn off television news, refused to open up your computer for the last few months and have chosen to refrain from reading a newspaper (until now), you already know that Brood X cicadas are about to emerge after 17 years. Do you believe it?

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The Romney Christian Ministerial Association will be observing the National Day of Prayer from noon to 12:30 p.m. this Thursday (May 6) at the Courthouse steps in Romney, on the corner of Main and High streets.

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We have all heard the springtime rhyme “April showers bring May flowers.” That is, if recent weather hasn’t frozen them out.

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As much as I welcomed last week’s verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial, I realize the road to justice is long, and I may not see the day when justice rolls like a river.

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One recent Sunday, someone in my church was thanking the Lord for springtime. It was a wonderful heartfelt prayer acknowledging that God can make all things new.

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