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First Things

Every one of us lives life according to a set of priorities; things we do first before we do anything else. These priorities may not be written down and posted on the refrigerator, but they exist. Of course, there is also a hierarchy of priorities which overrule the normal everyday priorities. For instance, it is one of our household priorities to clean the kitchen after preparing and eating a … [Read More...]

Gifted for a Purpose

The Bible teaches that each of us is a creation of God. Even though each of us comes to be as a result of a biological process, every one of us is uniquely and divinely endowed. Each of us has been given gifts, talents and abilities. And that which God has entrusted to us is intended to be used to bring glory and attention to Him, not to ourselves. As humans who are sinful, flawed and … [Read More...]

Our Quiet Refuge

The last time we were together I encouraged you not to become overly distressed due to the many external noises and distractions so prevalent in our connected world. As followers of Jesus we are to be examples of good citizenship and calm reason in the midst of a world which seems to panic over relatively minor events. But what about those things which distress us which do not originate … [Read More...]

Our Ultimate Authority

If you listen to the news, regardless of which source you may prefer, it would be easy to conclude that the world is about to collapse; that the sky really is about to fall. The noise and the chatter are ceaseless in this age of 24 hour "news". One maxim in the news business is "If it bleeds, it leads." The point, of course, is that the more dramatic and sensational the story is (or can be made to … [Read More...]

Resolved to….

It's that time of year, again, where people make promises to themselves and others that they will do things differently than they have done in the past. I will exercise more I will eat better I will manage my time more carefully I will treat others better I will manage my finances I will get out of debt I will finish ____________ These are all worthwhile and lofty goals, but we all … [Read More...]