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Pastor Ron's Blog

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04/01/2015 7:00pm
 I’m up early this morning.  It’s dark and I’m alone … but not really.  God’s presence is thick and sweet.  You may not understand these words, but if not I pray that you will and soon.  He is too...
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03/01/2015 7:00pm
  This month of March will mark two, powerful examples of royally missing the point. The first is on March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day.  Many people will pretend to be Irish, start drinking Irish whisky or green beer early in the morning,...
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02/01/2015 7:00pm
Luke 5:1-6 (NIV) 1  One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret, with the people crowding around him and listening to the word of God, 2  he saw at the water's edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their...
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01/01/2015 7:00pm
We all like the “newness” that the New Year brings.  It’s time for a fresh start!  A new beginning! I for one am glad to say goodbye to 2014.  It was the most challenging year of my life!  I’m so grateful for...
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12/01/2014 7:00pm
Christmas is really good news!  God has come to us in Christ!  The “gods” of other religions are distant, impersonal, and unknowable.  Christmas is all about a God who wants a close relationship with us!  Jesus did not...
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11/01/2014 7:00pm
I’ve been thinking about the word, “submission.”  Submission never just happens, like another “s” word.  It’s always a choice, and always intentional.  We can be humiliated by others, but only we can...
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10/01/2014 7:00pm
I’ve been thinking a lot about joy.  As we look around the world, watch the news, and deal with the continual flow of challenging situations in our lives and the lives of those we love, we can’t help but wonder, and ask the question,...
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09/03/2014 7:00pm
Many of you can remember this old song.  It traces back to 1873 in a book called, “Jubilee Songs.”  In 1889, Charles Tillman heard it at a Camp Meeting in Lexington, S.C. and wrote it down.  It soon became a hit with Southern...
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07/01/2014 7:00pm
Change.  There are few things in life that are as predictable as change.  We all face changes in life – the weather, our age, our health, our finances, our circumstances, and in our relationships.     Change is a natural...
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06/03/2014 7:00pm
Grief is the God-given process of healing which follows painful loss.  Whenever we lose something dear to us, we grieve.  There is no healing without grief.  We grieve the loss of many different things.  We grieve the loss of a job, a...