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A Note from the Pastor – Time Management

The longest year in history was 46 B.C., the year Julius Caesar decided to straighten out the calendar that served the Roman Empire. The old calendar was a mess. In 135 B.C., Roman priests decided a year would have only 355 days. It didn’t take many years before holidays had lost all connection with “real [...]

By |2020-01-23T16:43:19+00:00January 23rd, 2020|Leader's Blog|0 Comments

A Note from the Pastor – Define Your Passion

If you had to define your life goal in the time it took a traffic light to turn green what would yours be? Knowing our mission in life is essential to living with significance and joy. William Barclay said, “A man will never become outstandingly good at anything unless that thing is his ruling passion. [...]

By |2020-01-16T21:57:07+00:00January 16th, 2020|Leader's Blog|0 Comments

Encouragement from the Pastor – New Birth

Jim Denison commented: Reflecting on Christmas, Oswald Chambers asked: “Have I allowed my personal life to become a ‘Bethlehem’ for the Son of God?” Then he noted: “The characteristic of the new birth is that I yield myself so completely to God that Christ is formed in me. Immediately Christ is formed in me, His [...]

By |2020-01-02T17:54:17+00:00January 2nd, 2020|Leader's Blog|0 Comments

Meek Not Mild

The western world loves baby Jesus, so meek and mild. It feels warm and fuzzy to gaze on His cuteness and feel compassion for the heavenly King, laying in a trough for His first bed. We are filled with awe as we read how the stars spoke of Christ’s birth, guiding earthly kings to come [...]

By |2019-12-24T17:37:15+00:00December 24th, 2019|Leader's Blog|0 Comments

A Story from the Pastor – The Sparrows

Christmas had never made sense to a gruff farmer, especially the storyline that God chose to become a human being. What would induce the Creator of the universe to pull a stunt like that? On a bitterly cold December evening, the farmer was getting ready for bed when he heard  a  thumping sound against the [...]

By |2019-12-19T20:16:51+00:00December 19th, 2019|Leader's Blog|0 Comments

A Note from the Pastor – Christmas Facts

Jim Denison provides a cultural commentary: "Charleston, West Virginia has held an old-fashioned Christmas Parade for many years. In early October, the city’s official Facebook page announced, “The Charleston Winter Parade will begin at the corner of…” Their recently elected mayor made the change to signal that their city was a place for people of [...]

By |2019-12-12T19:51:59+00:00December 12th, 2019|Leader's Blog|0 Comments

A Note from the Pastor – Lost in the Woods

It's deceptively easy to get lost in the woods. Every year, several thousand American day hikers lose their bearings on what they assumed would be just a short tramp through a stretch of wilderness. The word "bewilder" comes from an Old English expression for being lost in the wilderness. If panic sets in it becomes [...]

By |2019-11-27T18:30:03+00:00November 27th, 2019|Leader's Blog|0 Comments