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Geometric Shapes

By Joan Harman
November 09, 2021

Geometric shapes are used in every field of thought and endeavor as either guides or metaphors.  In our field of theology and Bible Study, we most often use a triangle, based on the Trinity of God, but John Wesley did have his golden quadrilateral that added three other r...

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Same

By Frank Ritchie
November 09, 2021

We are not all the same. Something to think about. God did make us all and in many ways the same. Nothing makes us better or worse than anyone else. How we choose to live and love now that makes a difference in our lives and the lives of those around us. God may we live like you ...

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Grateful Heart

By Pastor Frank
November 03, 2021

As we approach thanksgiving many people turn their thoughts to being grateful for the things they have. Then shortly after they go back to the social norm which tells us we need more. So let’s start today and everyday with a grateful heart and then let’s practice stay...

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Laugh

By Pastor Frank
October 27, 2021

Sometimes you just have to laugh. Joy is one of the fruits of the spirit. Laughing brings so much joy into our lives and hearts. Whether we are laughing at ourselves(which we should do often) or at a situation or a friend it is important for us to experience that type of joy in o...

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Freedom

By Pastor Frank
October 25, 2021

With all the freedoms we have in this country the freedom to treat people with decency and respect seems to be lost. People would rather be right then nice! People would rather do what they please without regard to other people. We have the greatest freedom there is, the freedom ...

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Unpredictable

By Pastor Frank
October 21, 2021

Life can and at times be crazy and unpredictable. But no matter what craziness comes in and goes out. It is a joyously good deal, why, Because We have a lot to be thankful for. Whatever life throughs at you embrace the moment and the time because they will pass to soon or soon en...

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Language

By Joan Harman
October 21, 2021

KIMCHI, SILO AND ME Language is a living entity, and just forget the delineations on chemistry charts.  Words go away, words introduce themselves.  Words change meanings. My generation’s, “Just do whatever works best,” has morphed to, “Gam...

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Priorities

By Pastor Frank
October 18, 2021

Priorities are either set by yourself or set by your circumstances. Either you choose your own priorities or life will set them for you. Not deciding your priorities is actually deciding. So what is a priority in your life? Look at where you spend your time, your money, and your...

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Food

By Joan Harman
October 18, 2021

This week let's talk about food.  If you participated in the Rise for Hunger last Sunday what was/is your impressionism of that ministry? It seems to me that this charity is like Habitat for Humanity in that they provide the structure and do all the organizational work ...

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HOPE

By Pastor Frank
October 07, 2021

Hope is found from within. With all the things that we have seen going on in the world and in our own country I choose to see hope. Hope lies within all of us. Hope lies within the cross. The media and others would like us to believe the worst of times is here and we should blame...

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Hunger

By Joan Harman
October 06, 2021

Our congregation is addressing hunger/food this weekend.  I'm addressing thirst/water. As I write this I'm sitting on our back porch.  We're having a late afternoon soaker rain, a sustaining shower.  No thunder, no lightning, just warm rain.   AAh...

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Choice

By Pastor Frank
September 24, 2021

Faith is a personal choice. A choice to trust and believe that you are a child of God, created in God’s image and that you have sacred worth to God. There are often times in our lives(almost daily for me) that I deem my self unworthy of God’s love. I have to remind my...

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Looking back

By Joan Harman
September 23, 2021

PSALM 90    Looking back There is a devotional practice I've mentioned previously where you spend times during the year reading and thinking about the age you will be on your next birthday and study the Psalm corresponding to that number.   That pract...

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Storm

By Pastor Frank
September 22, 2021

With all the crazy storms out in the gulf right now it got me wondering. Thunder and lightning not to mention the rain in its self. When the storms come in our lives, what do we do? Do we allow the storms to devastate us or cripple us or do we grow and learn? Even rejoice because...

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Life

By Pastor Frank
September 21, 2021

"I don't know where I am going but I sure know where I've been". It is a lyric from and old Whitesnake song. That line right there when I reflect on my life speaks volumes to the presence of God in my life. If I knew everything that would lead me to this point and place in my lif...

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New Day

By Pastor Frank
September 17, 2021

It’s a new day, a new start, a new opportunity. Lord of life and opportunity guide us today, guide our thoughts that they are of love and compassion for those you place before us. Guide our steps as we go to and from that they lead others to you O God. Guide our minds God t...

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Think

By Joan Harman
September 16, 2021

SAVE THE DATE:  End of July 2061 Halley's comet will be coming 'round earth, and according to the inside trail from astronomers , it will be 5X closer to earth than its last visit. When I think of comets, I think Kohoutek. I remember setting the alarm for 2 or 3 or 4 ...

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Expectations

By Pastor Frank
September 15, 2021

Expectations are in my opinion just as bad as opinions. If we set them to high we are often disappointed. If we don't set them high enough we can become lackadaisical. Opinions are the same way if we value ours or even someone else's to high or not high enough they have the power...

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Reflect

By Joan Harman
September 09, 2021

Whatever our dispensation in the personal, civic, or political realm, this week has been a heart bruiser.  If we weren't Christian, what adjectives would we use to describe the events of the end of August, beginning of September?  Shameful/triumphal, necessary/ridi...

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Trials

By Pastor Frank
September 09, 2021

A couple of Tylenol and some more sleep and you wake up feeling much better. I think we often wish the trials and hurt that we go through in life could be solved that simply. Unfortunately it doesn't work that way. Sometimes the situation can be fixed or healed quickly but someti...

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Creation

By Joan Harman
September 07, 2021

I have a long history of experience with plants and animals, but at this time of my life I'm most drawn to praise by the inorganics of the creation. So, let's pop the Bible Fill in the Blanks part in the beginning this week.     1. She's worth her wei...

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Whose are you?

By Pastor Frank
September 07, 2021

Do you know who you are? Do you know whose you are? After a conversation yesterday these two questions were then asked? It is my understanding and belief that you must recognize whose you are to really identify who you are. I never really had an identity until I had a relationshi...

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Today

By Pastor Frank
September 01, 2021

Lord Jesus today is another glorious day, What matters is how we live and handle today. Not yesterday or tomorrow but today. This day this moment right now is all we really have. So how are you going to spend today? Will it be with hate, fear, anger, worry, jealousy? Or will it b...

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Mankind

By Pastor Frank
August 31, 2021

I am thinking a lot about who we are as people. The term mankind is often used to describe the human race. Human beings is another term to describe us. I wonder what the world would look like if we as a society stopped looking at ourselves as groups of races and started looking ...

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Our Soul

By Pastor Frank
August 30, 2021

When our bodies are hurt we go to our doctors. When our vision is blurry we go see our eye doctor. Ears hurt then ear doctor, foot hurts then foot doctor. Or we might go to a general doctor and they might help us or send us to a specialist. What about our souls? Do we go to the g...

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Balance

By Pastor Frank
August 27, 2021

Balancing all the things in life can be really hard. Often we try to do to much and then things happen, we forget to do this or that or we over commit to things and then have to back out or we burn out. We need to make sure to take time to just be and find balance. We don’t...

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Animals of the Bible

By Joan Harman
August 27, 2021

This week let's think of the animals of the Bible.  We spend a lot of time thinking about the top animal in the food chain-US. Today let's mull over the rest of the animal kingdom.  I read about animals in various contexts this week.  One newspaper account was...

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FROG

By Pastor Frank
August 25, 2021

People say, ”Take a leap of faith.” What is that? FROG- Fully Relying on God. “Relying on God has to start all over every day, as if nothing has yet been done." - CS Lewis Lord, thank you for what you did for us yesterday, and thank you for what you will do t...

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Sacrifice

By Pastor Frank
August 24, 2021

Is sacrifice a bad thing? In terms of our spiritual lives and our lives as followers of Christ I don't believe so. PAUL in Romans calls us to be living sacrifices. So in this context sacrifice is not a dirty word, but a resurrection word. A word of life. When we look at our liv...

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Community

By Pastor Frank
August 20, 2021

Community is about people living together, Christian community is people living for each other. There is a big difference. Are we working towards and living towards Christian community or just community. God first, others second and then ourselves. Today lord help us to live int...

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Plants

By Joan Harman
August 19, 2021

  How many plants have you looked at today?  Really looked.  And thought about.  And thanked God for them. Plants weren't the first in the creation.  They couldn't be for they need the sun and the water to grow.  But they are the first in the fo...

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Just Be

By Pastor Frank
August 19, 2021

Let's take time today to just be. Be thankful, be happy, be you, be love, be grace, be forgiveness, be bold, be content, be at peace, be Christ today so just maybe the kingdom will grow just a little more. Happy Sunday my friends remember God loves ya and so do I. Lord Jesus toda...

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Who are you?

By Pastor Frank
August 18, 2021

  Who are you? What defines you? what makes you, you? For many people these questions might go unanswered. But as followers of Christ, disciples in Gods world the answers should be obvious. Our answers I believe should be we are children of God, love should define us And Ch...

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Find the Good in all things

By Pastor Frank
August 17, 2021

  Disappointment, failure, and too many other non positive things happen in life that we have no control over. But there is also joy, success and a host of very positive things that happen in life that we have no control over either. I think our outlook and view of life dep...

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Genesis 19

By Joan Harman
August 11, 2021

This morning I read of three theophanies in my devotions.  Do you pay attention, as I do, when things come in threes? The devotional reading in Upper Room was from Genesis 19.  This event follows a conversation Abraham had with the Lord, pleading with God to sav...

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Attitude

By Frank Ritchie
August 11, 2021

How we act or react to things or situations or people in life has a great effect on our attitudes. Life happens, people are people, and how we react or act says a lot about our attitude and I think our own lives. Our attitude is one thing that we have complete control over. In ev...

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Hope

By Joan Harman
July 29, 2021

This week I took my stack of VERY GOOD NOTES from a variety of sources and noticed that there is no cohesion to form one elaborated thought.  So, it's a week of Ramblings, because "You gotta see these!  They are SO good."  Here's the format.  Each great idea...

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Thursday 29, 2021

July 29, 2021
Loving God guide us today as we go about our day, remind us to praise you and trust you. Help us represent and re-present your Son for this is our call, our goal, our ministry for the world today. Use us O God. Fill us with the Holy Spirit so that we might be strong disciples for...

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