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Prepare the Way

Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

  On a Black Friday long, long ago, my wife and I set out to find the perfect Christmas gift for our two and a half year old daughter.  We scanned the Thanksgiving Day paper to see what bargains would allow us to maximize our limited resources. Uninspired by the first stack of ...

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Trick or Treat?!

Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

The candy bowl is filled, the porch light is on, and the doorbell is waiting. I am ready for Halloween. On Monday evening as sunset turns to darkness, costumed children will begin their quest for “tricks or treats.” Of course, every child hopes for a bag full of treats on their ...

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The Greatests!

Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

The Olympics have provided high drama and intense competition over the last two weeks. We have witnessed world records and photo-finishes. We have watched heart-warming stories about athletes. We have seen athletes push their bodies and minds to (and even past) the breaking point, sharing their ...

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How long, O Lord!?

Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

“How long, O Lord, will I call for help, and you will not hear? I cry out to You, ‘Violence!’ Yet You do not save.” And so began the oracle of the prophet Habakkuk. He continued his lament to the Lord, “Why do You make me see iniquity, and cause me to look on ...

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Life, Liberty, Happiness

Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

The Fourth of July is almost here! This mid-summer holiday offers an opportunity for families and friends to gather and celebrate the freedoms of our nation. Food, fireworks and patriotic music draw us together for a day and night of fun. The Fourth of July is also an opportunity to remember. We ...

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PDO Three/Four Class Field Trip!

Posted by Ada Sewell on

The Three/Four year old class went on its annual field trip Wednesday,  May 11. This year we went to Lake Thunderbird! We saw many things that God made. There were ducks, geese, squirrels, ants, trees, water and a blue bird!  We hiked next to the water and threw in rocks. They made ...

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Thank You for Serving in To Norman With Love!

Posted by Angela Atkins on

This past week many of us joined together in service as we participated in To Norman with Love, through projects with our families, life groups, and as individuals. It was an opportunity and a reminder to be more present in our lives and in the lives of those we see each day. Through our group ...

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Emancipation Day

Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

April 15 is tax day in America, except in 2016 when taxes were due on April 18. The reason for this three day grace period was Emancipation Day, a holiday celebrated only in Washington D.C. Emancipation Day, which is annually celebrated on April 16, was observed on April 15th in our nation’s ...

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The Most Interesting Man

Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

In the event that you missed the headlines of recent weeks, you will be surprised to learn that “The Most Interesting Man in the World” has been retired. In fact, he has been exiled to Mars. You know of who I speak, the man who is so suave and so distinguished that “when in Rome, ...

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Children of God

Posted by Crystal Byrd on

The soil was cold. It clung to your skin as you moved your hand around in dirt. As we poured the soil into each pan, pans that later that evening people would use to write their confessions, I thought of how Ash Wednesday strikes at our beings, perfectly flawed and in desperate need of ...

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