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21
Jun 2017
Puddle Bubbles

When it rains just right, bubbles are formed in the puddles. If you have never seen this stop by and watch with me in my “Cheektowaga Garage.”   They form best where there is oil from blacktop after a hot day. A few years ago, the bubbles were forming perfectly and my grandson Trevor and I watched them with awe. He ran and stepped on them with all the zeal of an 8 year old. I was never much of a runner, so with the wisdom of a grandfather I decided we should......

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15
Jun 2017
A Cheektowaga Garage

Some of you may not know what a “Cheektowaga Garage” is. It’s a garage with a carpet on the floor (that’s essential), comfortable chairs to sit on, bikes and toys scattered everywhere, and two pink flamingos gracing the outside. I’m good with that, except for the pink flamingos. That’s a story for another time. Almost every morning I sit in my “Cheektowaga Garage” (with Cooper and no flamingos ) enjoying the sunrise. It’s quiet and reminds me of all the activity of the past day. Family is such a key part of......

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08
Jun 2017
Tell The Truth Or Someone Will Tell It For You

After 30 years of teaching and preaching you come to know when God is speaking something clearly to you and then to others.  It’s one of the most exhilarating moments in life. Jesus said: John 7:16–19 (NLT) 16 So Jesus told them, “My message is not my own; it comes from God who sent me. 17 Anyone who wants to do the will of God will know whether my teaching is from God or is merely my own. 18 Those who speak for themselves want glory only for themselves, but a person who seeks to......

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02
Jun 2017
What We Whisper They Will Shout

This current preaching series has been one of the best in years. It is filled with principles that are timeless truths from the Scriptures and for all generations.  It is also a series that is most needed in this season of our church life.  I often tell people that Crossroads is now a young adult of 26 years raising the next generation. Last week’s sermon was a difficult one for me. It was titled “The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far from the Tree.”  I spoke about generational sin, and how it is passed......

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10
May 2017
Snots and Knots

Many of you have a special place in your home where you might display photos and other family treasures.  Our place is a corner we call “Snots and Knots.”  The poem titled “Tapestry” is surrounded by name plaques of our grandchildren. Each plaque describes what their names mean, reminding us that “God knows and calls each of them by name” (Psalm 91:14; Isaiah 43:1). In their name we can see some of their God-given traits and their unique personalities. Each one of them is so special! If you look at the back......

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04
May 2017
When A Young Boy Offers All He Has

Yesterday 900 people were here for the Celebration of Life service for Zach Matla. Pastor Bill summarized it like this: “Jesus fed 5,000 people with the lunch that a young boy brought with him. Zach was a young boy who brought love to give to everyone. Jesus multiplied it and fed 5,000.” It’s true! Over 5,000 were fed on Wednesday. There were 900 at the service, 357 watching on live-stream, 3,500 viewed it on our website, and Channel 4 News showed 3 different clips from the service. That’s over 5,000! Only God......

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27
Apr 2017
Stedge's Funeral

We called him “The great and wonderful Stedge.” He carved out a place in everyone’s memory because of his unique approach to life. Stedge (Donald Stedge) went home to be with the Lord at the age of 76 years old. He lived a hard life, but came to a place where he put his future to rest in the Lord.  Stedge was blunt, simple and often said what other people were thinking, but afraid to say. Simple is what I saw last Saturday at his funeral. It took place in a small......

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06
Apr 2017
An Unexpected Visit!

You may have heard that Brian Boquard is in the middle of chemotherapy treatment at Roswell. Somehow he developed a bacterial infection in his blood that required he be hospitalized immediately. Early Monday I decided to visit Brian. It was a moment I will never forget. I had a bit of trouble finding his room, but after a brief search, I walked in unannounced. He had no idea I was coming. It was an unexpected visit. When he saw me, he smiled and said, “You will never believe this! I was just sitting......

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30
Mar 2017
When It Rains It Pours

When everything seems to be going wrong in your life, there’s one expression you may have  heard: ”When it rains, it pours.”  I know I have.  It’s an expression that expresses exasperation when a myriad of events take place without explanation.  So, what’s the origin of the expression? The Morton Salt Company corporate headquarters is located in Silver Springs, New York on Rt. 19 S. There’s a sign out front: “When it rains it pours.” After some research I found that back in 1911 they began using this as their advertising slogan.......

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23
Mar 2017
Changing Diapers

So here’s what happened. A young father was observed by one of the staff taking diaper changing duty with his children. But where could he go? It started the ball rolling, and we immediately installed a diaper changing table in the men’s bathroom. It’s a beautiful thing! The whole experience got me thinking. So I suggested to someone that we put a sign on the changing table: “The man who changes a diaper changes the world!” I thought it was brilliant…simply a revelation from the Holy Spirit, and that God had spoken to......

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