Monthly Archive: November 2013

Nov 30

How To Be Un-Thankful…Dec. 1st

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These last few days most of us have been focused on ‘Thanksgiving.’  And if we’re truthful with ourselves we have all received some form of a blessing.  So how do I show someone I’m thankful?  Is there a phrase or an action that will express my appreciation to them?   We can learn to be thankful …

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Nov 28

Thanksgiving…224 years ago

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Unless you simply refuse to accept it, our country was founded by God-fearing men.  The first president of our United States understood the importance of honoring and fearing (respecting) our Heavenly Father.  As George Washington penned this proclamation, notice how many times our president gives reference to God, our protector and ‘Author of all that’s …

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Nov 25

Sound the Battle Cry

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Wars are fought and won by soldiers!  We’ve honored our veterans this month and each day we should express our ‘thanks’ for their sacrifice.  But we must never forget that soldiers fight for a cause.  They strap on their gear (armor) and charge into the fray for a common cause, to defeat the foe.  And …

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Nov 21

All Things According to the Pattern…Nov. 24th

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A pattern is necessary if you want to duplicate the original.  If I want to ‘make it right,’ I have to follow the pattern.  But just because I have a pattern doesn’t mean I automatically have a duplicate.  Without following the directions, the pattern will be flawed and far from effective. Any seamstress knows the …

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Nov 14

Learning How to Walk…Nov. 17th

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Many parents cherish the time when they watch their child take those first steps.  The thrill of knowing their baby is becoming more independent is both a joy as well as an eye-opener. Physical families and church families alike are excited as the ‘babes’ learn to walk.  With the awareness of this new found skill …

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Nov 11

Our Heroes…

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Thanks to all those who have served our country! Many have sacrificed in the darkest of hours of battle, while others have kept vigil in times of peace.  Either way, those men and women who have put on the uniform are to be honored and considered our heroes.  On Saturday morning at the Waterview church …

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Nov 09

The Battle Belongs to the Lord…Nov. 10th

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“Lift up your heads, O gates, and be lifted up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in!  Who is the King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle…He is the King of glory.” Psalm 24:7, 8, 9  David penned this psalm thousands of years ago, and …

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Nov 04

This Is Job For…?

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With a meteorite heading to earth and no one to help, you might here the phrase, “This is a job for Superman!”  Then ‘faster than a speeding bullet’, and out from behind the clouds comes the DC comic hero to save the day.  But even without an asteroid heading our way, we still have troubles …

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Nov 01

Counter Cultural Christianity…Nov. 3rd

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Culture can be defined as; ‘the predominating attitudes and behavior that characterize the functioning of a group or organization.’ We consider the actions of a people and determine their culture. What do the people believe?  What is the most important part of the people’s life?  Perhaps we need to look no further than what that ‘culture’ …

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