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The Week of Christmas and Is All Well?

By   /  December 23, 2012  /  Rev. Andrew  /   Comments

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Tweet Many of us are already sick of Christmas by the time we get to this week.  We wonder if we are on the last lap of a race that we begin to think there is simply no hope of winning.  The music, that we first loved to hear around Thanksgiving, has grown tired and worn us [...]

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‘Are the hosts assembled?’

By   /  December 16, 2012  /  Rev. Hood  /   Comments

Tweet Written by Rev. Kieth Hood This is one of my all-time favorites. Some of you have said so as well, months after I wrote it. I run it for Christmas once a year. Here it goes: “Are the hosts assembled?” This event had been in production for several months. Indeed, the script had been [...]

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Are You an Angel?

By   /  December 16, 2012  /  Rev. Andrew  /   Comments

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Tweet By Rev. Garrett Andrew I once heard a story about a young boy who stood outside a store looking through the widow.  A woman walked by and saw the tattered clothes and dirty fingers of the child that gave away his poverty.  She saw him looking in and said, “What are you looking at in there?” [...]

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God, Faith and Miracles

By   /  December 9, 2012  /  Bonnie Jefferson, Faith  /   Comments

Tweet by Bonnie Jefferson If anyone had ever mentioned that I should write a column on some “religious” matter, I would probably have knocked them into next week! But in the last six months many things have occurred in my life to bolster what little faith I had, not only in God but in my [...]

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Churches Grow at Christmastime

By   /  December 9, 2012  /  Lifestyle and Entertainment, Rev. Andrew  /   Comments

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Tweet I was having a conversation with another minister. Us minister types like to use one another to talk shop, and to say the things we would never say to others. Well here I was speaking to this minister and he says, “You know what? Our churches about to get fuller because for some reason [...]

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Christmas and The Grinch

By   /  December 9, 2012  /  Rev. Hood  /   Comments

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Tweet I sat with the men who stayed at The Salvation Army on a Monday night and we watched the old Christmas classic, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. We laughed at the antics of the Grinch and the perils of the dog. We all had places in memory where the film vacuumed us to. What [...]

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Two and a Real Man

By   /  December 2, 2012  /  Rev. Hood  /   Comments

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Tweet Two and a Real Man. It seems that Angus T. Jones is stepping out the box he grew up in. You may know his character as Jake Harper on Two and a Half Men. If you’re like me, you would have to look up what role he played because it is not a show [...]

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Church and the Holidays

By   /  December 2, 2012  /  Rev. Andrew  /   Comments

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Tweet I was having a conversation with another minister.  Us minister types like to use one another to talk shop, and to say the things we would never say to others.  Well here I was speaking to this minister and he says, “You know what?  Our churches about to get fuller because for some reason people always come [...]

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Choosing a Merry Christmas

By   /  November 25, 2012  /  Doug Rea  /   Comments

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Tweet Very soon friends, family, and acquaintances will share in the immortal phrase, “Merry Christmas.”  The closer the big day approaches the more frequent it will become.  But what does it actually mean to wish someone, “Merry Christmas?”  Is it simply the expected salutation of the season? Do we think of offering someone a  “Merry [...]

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Remaining Thankful

By   /  November 25, 2012  /  Rev. Hood  /   Comments

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Tweet by Rev. Keith Hood We’ve  had much to be thankful for in our lives .We have  a gracious God who bestows good upon us even when we forget His benevolence. When I reflect back upon the first Thanksgiving celebrations, I see a group of people who didn’t approach life with a sense of entitlement. These [...]

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