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Spiritual Life Conference

Spiritual Life Conference

What are you planning to focus on in 2017?  Maybe your new year’s resolutions focused on your health, your finances, maybe even your family or a hobby you enjoy!  What ever you plan to set your eyes on in 2017 it is important to set the pattern early in the … Continue reading

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Are you ready to celebrate Christmas?

  Preparing for Christmas can be one of the most exhausting exercises on the calendar!  The festivity of it all really is unlike any other experience that we enjoy in our culture today.  If you find yourself worn down  or maybe neglecting the true meaning for the celebration with all … Continue reading

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Community in the Church

Community in the Church

Community is one of the basic needs for humanity that we often overlook in a culture of individualism and seclusion.  While social media in recent years seems to make us feel more interconnected it may just be deceiving us further in believing we are more connected in community than we … Continue reading

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our purpose

our purpose

Have you ever wondered “why am I here?”  Of course you have, if your honest.  Maybe you ask yourself that daily!  the reason we ask ourselves that question is because we all desire to have some purpose in life.  There is nothing more empty and unfulfilled as meandering through life … Continue reading

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a good name

a good name

After the American Civil War some members of the Louisiana Lottery attempted to recruit Robert E. Lee to lend them the influence of his name for their business venture.  This is done commonly today among famous athletes, musicians and others and proves to be very lucrative.  Some athletes make more … Continue reading

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The Bible and Racism

The Bible and Racism

In recent months there has been an obvious increase in tension among race relations in America. In fact the tension seems to be building with each news cycle covering stories focusing on crime that happens to be one race against a differing race. In a recent survey done by CBS … Continue reading

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Silly Rabbit, Easter is for Jesus

Silly Rabbit, Easter is for Jesus

Don’t get me wrong, rabbits can be a lot of fun…. to watch on t.v., to hunt, to eat, to have as a pet or even pretend they hide eggs on Easter morning.  I get it, I do it.  It is fun coloring eggs and hiding them (though the plastic … Continue reading

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April Fools Jokes

April Fools Jokes

This morning I woke up early and began thinking of some very good practical jokes for the 1st of April.  I contemplated the picture of a head in a pickle jar or under the toilet seat, but it didn’t seem to be my style.  I almost ran to the store … Continue reading

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