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Did you see on Facebook…….

“Fifty minutes.  That’s the average amount of time, the company (Facebook) said, that users spend each day on its Facebook, Instagram and Messenger platforms (and that’s not counting the popular messaging app WhatsApp).  Maybe that doesn’t sound like so much. … Continue reading

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And then there was one – my three friends who left the ministry

In 2007 God brought four of the most unlikely people together for a season.  I was 1/4 of that group of pastors.  We rode together nearly every weekend for three years to Dayton, Ohio during seminary semesters.  I cannot tell … Continue reading

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You have a role in the kingdom

Yesterday a few people talked to me about their desire for their kids to be part of a vibrant church youth program.  At the onset of the conversation, I assumed it was leading to, “So we are going to find … Continue reading

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A place prepared for you

I know a brother in Christ who is trying to decide what God would have him do next, what God would even have him do today.  I want the brother to join us in Andrews, SC next week, but I … Continue reading

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Can you help me?

We’re safely back from our mission trip to Andrews, SC.  While there are a dozen other things I should be doing, I wanted to share this with you. Our construction site supervisor told us at the beginning of the week … Continue reading

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Between the Sundays

This morning from the pastor’s office window at the church I can see Diane running around the parking lot.  The Flintstones comes to mind.  I always noticed the same rock and tree going by in the background as Fred and … Continue reading

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Moths and Rust

Last night I had a dream that I was in a bank in my hometown of Sistersville and I was making a deposit.  I had not realized it, but it turned out I had three $20 bills that were real … Continue reading

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A better boss of you than you

Diane and I returned from vacation yesterday.  We came home a day earlier than we had to so we could go to some high school graduation parties we have been invited to.  While in Myrtle Beach for a couple of … Continue reading

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A sneak peek into eternity – for when you think you can’t go on

Occasionally when I’m in the pastor’s office here at the church, a bird will fly up to the window and hold on.  One just flew up looking in the window at me.  They peer in and often bob back and … Continue reading

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Are you Spiritually alive?

The most transformative book I’ve read about the role of a pastor is Bill Easum’s A Second Resurrection.  The premise of the book is that most of the American church is spiritually dead.   Of course, the people are the … Continue reading

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