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Who is My Neighbor?

Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus.* ‘Teacher,’ he said, ‘what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ 26He said to him, ‘What is written in the law? What do you read there?’ 27He answered, ‘You shall love

Shine

Wise men traveled many miles from the east toward Bethlehem.  They were seeking a young king who was born in that little town.  “We have seen his star in the east and have come to worship him.” (Matthew 2:2) They

Thank you, Lord

George Herbert, Welsh-born English poet, penned the following lines which were published in 1633, the year of his death. These words represent a prayer by the author for a heart filled with praise for God, the source of all blessings. 

No Way!

A few years ago, I attended a service of worship in High Point during a spiritual retreat and heard a message from a colleague in ministry that really spoke to me.  Her message was one of hope in the face

No Man is an Island

Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. (Hebrews 10: 25) According to polls by Gallup, Pew and

Precious Seed

Consider the lowly maple tree.  There are several varieties to choose from.  There is the red maple (Acer rubrum), the Norway maple (Acer plantanoids), the sugar maple (Acer saccharum), the silver maple (Acer saccharinum [dasycarpum]), and the black maple (Acer

Treasure

What is it that prevents a person from fully committing their life to God?  As a pastor that is one of the questions I wrestle with in the course of my work and ministry.  I have observed in my years

Heart Bulletin Deadline

Our United Methodist Women will sponsor the February Heart Bulletin (which will be distributed Sunday, February 14th). The price per individual name is $1.00.  Deadline is February 7th.

How Do You Harvest Your Gratitude?

This is harvest season. Not many of us are involved in harvesting large amounts of crops. Most of the major harvesting in our time is done by large agribusiness. So even though few of us actually go to the field

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