Have You Considered


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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15
Mar 2017
Crossroads...Where Technology Comes to Die

Someone who knows me saw my broken computer screen and said to me, “Crossroads is where technology comes to die.” That’s the second computer screen I have cracked in 3 years. Late last week, I dropped my cell phone and it landed on the phone’s already broken screen. The phone worked fine, but the touch screen showed no signs of life. I went to Walmart and spoke with a really smart tech guy who didn’t know my history of breaking screens, so I knew he wouldn’t look at me like, “You broke......

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08
Mar 2017
A Cup of Hot Chocolate

I read this today and it’s a “KEEPER!”    A group of graduates, well established in their careers, were talking at a reunion and decided to go visit their old university professor now retired.  During their visit, the conversation turned to complaints about stress in their work and lives. Offering his guests hot chocolate, the professor went into the kitchen and returned with a large pot of hot chocolate and an assortment of cups – porcelain, glass, crystal, some plain looking some expensive, some exquisite – telling them to help themselves to the......

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01
Mar 2017
Earth's Septic Tank

I have a septic tank at my house. More precisely, I have what is called a “sand filter.” They say that when the sewage is broken down in the septic tank and then pumped through the sand filter, it’s clean enough to drink. Hmm, any takers?  I didn’t think so. Did you know that the ocean is like a big septic tank? Here’s something interesting about the ocean: It covers 2/3 of the earth’s surface, and the average depth is 1.3 miles. The ocean is a salty brine that purges and cleanses......

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09
Feb 2017
Fathers, "Be Careful"

         A child is not likely to find God as a Father unless he finds something of God in his father. Simple, but profound isn’t it? I’m amazed how much time fathers spend providing the necessary life needs of his family. It takes more work and longer hours to accomplish this and most dads that I know, willingly make that sacrifice. Yet that doesn’t seem to be the greatest concern on the heart of God the Father. His concern is a bit different. Deuteronomy 8:10–13 (NLT) 10 When you have eaten your fill,......

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