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Emancipation Day

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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

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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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Finding Home

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There is a poignant scene in the movie “The Blind Side.” The Touhys welcome Michael, a homeless teen, into their home. As Mrs. Touhy shows Michael his bedroom, he says, “I never had one before.” Clarifying, Mrs. Touhy asks, “A room to yourself?” “A ...

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Come and See!

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What do you seek? Come and you will see. John 1:38-39 Throughout the Gospel of John, Jesus and his disciples continually offered Come and See invitations. Come and See Jesus. Come and See the wondrous things He does. Come and See implies that there is ...

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Preparing for the Election

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Do you remember the first day of college and the anxiety of sitting in a classroom with a new professor, new classmates and a syllabus that seemed impossible to accomplish in 16 weeks? The excitement, anticipation and fear of the moment were almost overwhelming, especially after the 4th or 5th ...

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Home for Christmas

Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

One of the traditions of Christmas is traveling to be with family. Growing up an Air Force brat, I learned that no matter where we were stationed, we always found our way “home” for Christmas. Likewise, my wife and I make our way back “home” for Christmas each year, a task ...

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Lions and Pastors and Refugees, Oh my!

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It had been a long, but rewarding week. I was leading in a pastors’ conference at Mt. Meru University near Arusha, Tanzania. Before returning to the U.S., we went on safari in the nearby Ngorongoro Highlands. We saw all the animals you would expect, including elephants, giraffes, and hippos. ...

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Grandma's Bible

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One of the treasures I possess is The Living Bible that belonged to my Grandma Bessie. Grandma lived to be 99 and was a godly influence in my life and faith. She loved the Lord Jesus and she loved her church. As a boy, I loved to sit by her in church because her gentle hand would caress my arms ...

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The Streams of Psalms

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The Streams of Psalms worship series begins Sunday, October 11 and will run through November 22. During these weeks we will look at some of the more familiar Psalms and be reminded of their beauty and contribution to our faith. N.T. Wright notes that the book of Psalms “represents the ...

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Catalyst is Coming

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Catalyst begins Sunday, Sept. 6!  I am excited about the opportunity for our worship and LifeGroup ministries to explore what it means to be a Catalyst for Jesus Christ. In science, a catalyst is a change agent, something that causes or accelerates a reaction. ...

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