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Things I'm Thankful for Today

I'm actually thankful for these things every day, but today in the U. S. is especially set aside for the purpose of saying (or blogging) thanks for such things. Gratitude is life-changing and invites the blessings of God into our lives. So let me offer my thanks to God for... Being a holy, wise, perfect, …

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10 Things I’ll Miss About Life In Arkansas


We've made the move. It's been crazy, hectic, stressful, and lonely. It's been exciting, mysterious, and thrilling as well. We have much to anticipate, not because of where we are or what we're doing, but because of Whom we serve. Looking back is always bittersweet. I've spent a lot of time in the last …

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Merry Christmas To You All

I wanted to pass along the letter that we're mailing out to everyone in our church family, just in case someone misses it... Dear Family and Friends, We want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! It’s so hard to believe that 2009 has slipped away so quickly. We continue to feel so …

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The Secret to Having Friends

John R. Rice often described biblical theology as "profundity wrapped in simplicity." This is one of those truths that is both deeply profound, and wonderfully simple. If you want friends... (wait for it) be friendly! …

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Don’t Miss the Joy of Loving People

I became a Pastor in February of 1997, almost 12 years ago. In that 12 years, I've learned a lot about the Scriptures, about theology, and about the methodologies of ministry. But one of the most important lessons I've ever learned is to really love people. In one of my early pastorates, I received some advice …

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