God’s Amazing Gifts

Recently my wife, Kendra, and I have become parents to an amazing baby boy. We both grew up in large families and have seen the happiness and wonder that a child can bring to a family, but, until recently, we hadn’t experienced the gift of parenthood. For the short time...

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English Words Can Be Weird

If you have ever talked with someone whose native language was not English, then I imagine you heard them say something like, “English is so hard!” or “English does not make sense!” And you might have shaken your head and simply agreed with them. English has so many rules and...

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We are God’s Masterpiece

This month, the littlest members of our church are learning that Jesus has an extra-tender spot when it comes to children. We have also been learning that we are all unique and special. Just how God wants us: perfect in his sight. WOW, this struck me as such an important...

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The Meaning of the Flag Draped Coffin

I grew up in the Vietnam era and recall watching the evening news and seeing the flag-draped coffins of our veterans as they came home for the final time. I assumed draping the flag over the coffins was a sign of respect and honor for those that had given the...

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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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