How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.” Isaiah 52:7

Be a Complete Success!

Former President Jimmy Carter recently paraphrased Jesus’ half-brother James, “If your life is not filled with peace, joy and thanksgiving, it’s your fault.” Oh, come on, how can that be? President Carter goes on to explain that God gives us life and freedom. Further, “With our freedom, every one of...

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PRECIOUS MEMORIES–Let Go and Let God

Many of you may remember the compilation of memories collected in 2006 titled Heritage. I found the booklet as I was going through documents in my office – the stories were inspiring. I found Judy’s memory and thought it was a perfect starting point for her to share something new. Blessings...

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Be Glad and Rejoice!

One of my favorite movies growing up was Disney’s Pollyanna. This is dialogue from one of my favorite scenes (there are many) : Pollyanna: There are eight hundred happy texts, did you know that? Reverend: No, I didn’t know that. Pollyanna: Yes, well there are. And do you know, my...

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Renewing a Spiritual Wardrobe

Every fall, as the weather starts to cool and it is apparent that sweater and coat season is on its way, I bring out the warm sweaters and clothing that I put away in the spring. Before I hang them back in the closet, I take time to inspect each...

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Growing Wearing of Doing Good?

With all the problems in the world, it’s good for us to remind each other that God is still God – and that He is not at all stressed-out. He sees the big picture, and He knows what needs to be done – and how to do it. Of course,...

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Trust In The Lord

I think everyone can relate to a situation or experience in our lives where we thought we wanted one thing, but God wanted something better for us- we just didn’t know it at the time. Hi, I’m Connor Harris, I’m the new technology coordinator here at First Presbyterian Church.  You’ve...

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Be Still and Know …

I can sit still and be quiet. Even though my body may be still, my mind is racing in a million different directions. Endless to-do lists, conversations that need to be had, what’s for dinner, how to get that stain out of the laundry, projects left undone, new projects to...

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This week, I want to share something that has me very excited and something that has been on my heart to work towards for a while. When I applied for the Director of Children & Family Ministries position, there was quite a while that I was in what I would...

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What a Tangled Web We Weave

If we are people who love, are we not also people who hate? We love what blesses people and hate what harms them. In loving and hating in these ways, I believe we imitate the God who both loves and hates. God reserves words like, “hate,” “abomination,” and “despise” to...

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