Article 2.15.17

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The devoted Quaker, Thomas Kelly, once said, “People nowadays take time far more seriously than eternity.” How true! Too often, I find myself more concerned about my responsibilities and time restraints than I do about the actual eternal significance of my life. And I am the...

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Article 2.8.17

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The month of February can invoke panic in a guy’s life as he thinks about reservations and gifts for Valentine’s Day. Those significant questions like “To which restaurant will we go?” abound. And while I am often in that number, I am grateful for such a seasonal...

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Article 2.1.17

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  Each day, I am reminded how blessed we are at Temple. And while I could provide an extensive list, I would like to specifically give thanks for you . . . the people. My love and appreciation grows for you daily as you demonstrate your commitment to Christ and to His church...

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Article 1.25.17

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For those of us who grew up in the ‘80s, we can’t help but remember the simple but soothing song by Bobby McFerrin entitled, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” Even now, that tune has entered your mind and has begun what seems to be a never-ending repetition. (I apologize now...

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Article 1.18.17

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Evangelism. The English word is derived from the Greek term which literally means “to bring a good message or to herald good news.” Of course, the word took upon special significance with the work of Christ; and early believers embraced God’s good news, identifying it as the...

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Article 1.11.17

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Growing up in a proud union household, I was taught that work was essential to life. We were challenged to labor hard so that we could provide for our families and for ourselves. Indeed, this fierce sense of independence continues to drive me today. In many cases, I am grateful that my parents...

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Article 1.6.17

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Centuries ago, the prophet Isaiah offered hope to a burdened, disheartened people (see Isaiah 54:1-5). And oh, how God’s children needed to hear that message! Basically, Israel had experienced loss at the hands of the Babylonians and had been carried into captivity. The Israelites had...

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Article 12.21.16

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I love the Christmas season. We enjoy occasions for family, friends, feasts, vacation, hunting, bowl games, etc. As the song says, “It is the most wonderful time of the year.” Yet, in the midst of all of our activities, we must remember that Christmas is a time to center our thoughts...

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Article 12.14.16

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Think of it. Before the foundation of the world was laid, God had conceived His redemptive plans to reconcile His creation unto Himself. He determined to send His one and only Son on a sacrificial mission. After the Fall, our Lord set forth this good news by pronouncing the defeat of Satan...

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Article 12.7.16

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One night this past week, I was honored to hear, in person, one of my favorite entertainers. That’s right. As I sat in my own kitchen, my five-year-old began her program as she belted out a rousing rendition of “Frosty the Snowman.” Even though she interposed some of the...

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