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Remember. On this day we are called to remember events that happened 20 years ago.

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“Not abandoning our own meeting together, as is the habit of some people, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.” — Hebrews 10:25

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Is there anything in your life you are just “putting up with,” simply because it either doesn’t seem like a big deal or you just don’t want to take time to stop and check it out? I have noticed for some time that the doorknob on our front storm door has been really loose. But, rather than st…

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At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night; and God said, “Ask what I should give you.” — 1 Kings 3:5

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“For as a person thinks ... so is he.” Proverbs 23:7

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There are days I feel as if I am in a science fiction movie. The world appears to be spinning out of control. Climate issues, political issues, inequality issues, human sexuality issues, pandemics — and I have probably left something out — that has the question before us, “Is this the end of days?”

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“When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and ate; and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate.” Genesis 3:6

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If the last 18 months has taught us anything, it is this: God made us for relationship. God said at the beginning of creation, “It is not good for man to be alone.” We see community built into what Jesus called the two greatest commandments: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul,…

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Jesus said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.” — Mark 5:34

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On July 4, 1776, the delegates from the 13 colonies voted to adopt the Declaration of Independence as penned by Thomas Jefferson. The Revolutionary War had been raging for almost a year by that time.

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This Sunday the Gospel lesson in the Revised Common Lectionary is Mark 4:35-41. In this passage, Jesus after a long day or two or three or four of healing and teaching gets in the boat with his disciples to cross the lake to Gentile territory.

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Well, I guess I will have to make up my mind to enjoy my garden. I keep praying for snow, but it looks like the Lord will put a delay on answering my prayers.

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I was born in Birmingham, Alabama, but lived in Chelsea from the time I was 5 years old until we moved to North Carolina when I was 25. My parents still live in Chelsea. Mel’s parents live only 20 minutes away. We both have siblings that live there. Our middle son just moved to Chelsea. He h…

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When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them.…

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“Give ear, all you inhabitants of the land! Has anything like this happened in your days, or even in the days of your fathers?” Joel 1:2

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LINCOLN, Neb. — Michael James Bailey of Creedmoor was among 3,512 graduates who received degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln during commencement exercises May 7 and 8.

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WARRENTON — Warren County’s Gamma Chi Chapter of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International recently presented awards to outstanding women who are pursuing degrees in education.

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Sunday’s Gospel reading in John 15 includes this verse: “No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” Jesus is offering his final words to his disciples before he is arrested, tried and executed. The next words are, “You are my friends if you do what I comman…

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“As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” 1 Peter 4:10

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I wrote two years ago about the approaching reality of an empty nest for me and Melanie. Since then, our nest became empty, and then it wasn’t, and now it almost is again. I don’t have to tell you that such a roller coaster ride would bring with it exhilarating climbs and breath-taking drops…

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Now the whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one claimed private ownership of any possessions, but everything they owned was held in common. — Acts 4:32

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“The world is changing!” “Every day it is something else.” “Will we ever go back to normal?” “How did we come to this?” Almost every day I hear some form of those statements or questions. Most certainly, the world is changing, and more is on the way. To quote the overused line from the movie…

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Sunday begins Holy Week with palms waving and Hosannas singing. Some churches even have live donkeys. Then there is this sharp left turn to the violence of the cross. Jesus’ story doesn’t end at the cross. Resurrection Sunday we celebrate His victory over death.