Pastor’s Letters

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 brought gifts fit for a king; gold, frankincense, and myrrh as presents for the child

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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.  His words remind us that God does not just bless us some of the time,

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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 of tough times and decisions.  She based her message on the third chapter of Joshua

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School Days

At the close of the summer months now when vacation trips are done and we begin again the morning ritual of school and work, I wanted to take this opportunity to wish all of our teachers and students well as they start a new school year.  This time of year can bring new experiences, new

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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 Barna research, the vast majority of Americans STILL say they believe in God and have

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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 nigrum) just to name a few.  All these are different in some way.  Their leaves

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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 in ministry, persons who really wanted that close relationship with God that they know is

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