Keep Learning

From the Pastor     Keep Learning!     Keep your ears open, your eyes open, grab everything you can, react, and learn! — Victoria Abril   “Whoever has ears, let him hear” – Jesus, Matthew 13:9 Hearing is one thing; listening is another. Information can be comprehended, but not absorbed,...

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A Welcome Addiction

From the Pastor    A Welcome Addiction   Addiction isn’t about substance – you aren’t addicted to the substance; you are addicted to the alteration of mood that the substance brings. — Susan Cheever Webster’s dictionary defines addiction as: 1: the quality or state of being addicted 2: compulsive need...

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Rush, Rush, Rush?

From the Pastor    Rush, Rush, Rush?     Having patience is one of the hardest things about being human. We want to do it now, and we don’t want to wait. Sometimes we miss out on our blessing when we rush things and do it on our own time....

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Life has an Act II

From the Pastor      Life has an Act II   Easter is very important to me, it’s a second chance. — Reba McEntire So, when you die, is that it?  Or is there a second act?  I don’t know of a culture or religion (other than the insanity of atheism)...

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Material Mysteries and Spirituality

From the Pastor…                    Material Mysteries and Spirituality   I love looking at pictures of nebulas and reading articles about black holes and dark matter – I always tie it into spirituality. — Selah Louise Marley Delve deeply into science and it won’t be long before you bump...

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An Evident God

From the Pastor…       An Evident God   Space and time, not proteins and neurons, hold the answer to the problem of consciousness. When we consider the nerve impulses entering the brain, we realize that they are not woven together automatically, any more than the information is inside a...

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The Root of Rancor

From the Pastor…     The Root of Rancor   Rancor is an outpouring of a feeling of inferiority. — Jose Ortega y Gasset Do you know someone who is always contentious or stirring up conflict?  Anyone who constantly criticizes or picks on others?  How about the one who is always...

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Do You Mean That?

From the Pastor… Do You Mean That? Adapt yourself to the things among which your lot has been cast and love sincerely the fellow creatures with whom destiny has ordained that you shall live. — Marcus Aurelius There’s an old saying… “An important part of this line of work is...

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Open the Door?

From the Pastor…  Open the Door?   The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience. — Emily Dickinson Have you ever had an ecstatic experience?  Surely everyone has.  What made you ecstatic?  The birth of a child or grandchild?  Getting your dream job?  Completing a project...

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Following the Crowd?

From the Pastor… Following the Crowd? Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else’s hands, but not you. — Jim Rohn When you are...

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