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By On April 17th, 2018

Fuel Up

Most of us know that when we feel dull or weak it may well be time to fuel up. The fuel depends on the weakness. If we are physically weak we need things like food, medicine, or rest. If we put them off for too long we’re in real danger of collapse.  The same can…

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By On April 12th, 2018

Always Learning

It’s a serious mistake to think that we can afford to stop learning at any point in life. As a child I had the idea that, once I graduated from (fill in the blank) I’d be through with my education. It’s actually good educators who corrected my ways. At each stage in life learning is…

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By On April 4th, 2018

Inner Peace

Peace is understandable if everything is going well. Yet scripture teaches that peace can be felt in spite of circumstances. This is a deeply spiritual thing, because it challenges logic for peace to be felt in bad times. God grants inner strength that can confound circumstances. When I was an infant I fell into a…

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By On April 2nd, 2018

Day of Transformation

Easter is not the end of the story of Jesus but a new beginning for believers. After Easter Jesus appeared to His disciples and then turned His mission over to us, the Church. In essence, His job became our job. He promised His power to work through us. How are we doing with that? In…

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By On March 29th, 2018

What God Wants for You

Scriptures teach that God blesses those who seek Him. The nature of that blessing is according to what the Lord desires us to have. It can be in the form of spiritual insight. Sometimes it is in the form of peace when all around us is chaotic. Whatever God determines the need is also determines…

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By On March 14th, 2018

Fellowship

by Rev. Tom Gray We are created to be with people. While we can all use some time alone, we are made to be with others. When we are alone for too long, we lose some of our emotional sense of balance. It isn’t sufficient to be online with others. Online we can hide our…

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By On March 8th, 2018

That Love

by Rev. Tom Gray When I fell in love with my wife, I was aware that this was the deepest feeling I’d ever had. Over the years that feeling has transformed my life. When we were expecting our daughter, I worried if I’d love her. The instant I saw her I was filled with an…

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By On March 5th, 2018

Undoing Envy

by Rev. Tom Gray You’ve heard the saying “The love of money is the root of all evil.” (Actually, the Bible words it differently.) The root of evil that leads to so much more is envy. Money is just one aspect of envy. If someone is healthy when we’re sick, it’s easy to wallow in…

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By On February 27th, 2018

Thoughts and Prayers

There has been a religious controversy regarding the recent tragedy of the tragic Florida school shooting. I lack the wisdom to provide a solution to the problem of guns in the hands of people with evil intent. I do know that we must strive to keep weapons out of the hands of children and those who…

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By On February 22nd, 2018

Facing Disappointments

by Rev. Tom Gray We face many disappointments in life. When they happen, it can seem like the end of hope. When I was preparing for the ministry, the committee responsible for my ordination and placement declared that I change my course of study. It was a bitter pill for me to swallow and I…

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