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Living On the Inside

Have you ever felt like you were the one who was “on the outside” of the group?  Have you ever felt like you were left out?  Certainly there have been times in all of our lives where we didn’t feel included, were left out, or missed out on an event that we wish we could...

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A Place Called Home

Homes come in all different shapes, sizes, and layouts. Some homes are large, multi-story structures with all of the creature comforts a person could wish for. Others are small single-story shacks with the bare necessities. Homes are a special part of our lives that we often take for granted. They are our bases of operation,...

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Enjoy Your Wealth

The tremendous stewardship message that Pastor preached this past Sunday reminded me of additional teaching on the money and materials I possess in 1 Timothy 6: 17-19: “Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all...

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The Internal Regulator

Most new automobiles come equipped with some form of device or technology to control speed. These devices are called governors, speed controllers, and speed regulators. Years ago, they were put in most commercial vehicles as a safety device to limit the top speed a truck or bus could go. Today these regulators are installed in...

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Breakfast and a Warm Fire

Many of us enjoy camping, whether in a tent or in an RV. After a long day of hiking or other outdoor activities, nothing beats sitting around a robust campfire. The warmth of the fire, the stillness of the night, and the quiet conversation with family and/or friends is a perfect ending to any day!...

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Celebrate the Resurrection!

In just a few short days we, along with Christians from around the world, celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ!  All the blessings that come our way through the cross are confirmed by the resurrection. It proved that the Father was satisfied with the Son’s payment for our sins. Now we can know that our...

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More Profitable Than Gold

History.com recounts that the California Gold Rush was sparked by the discovery of gold nuggets in the Sacramento Valley in 1948.  It was unquestionably one of the most significant events to shape the early 19th century. As the price of gold continues to increase in the 21st century, Psalm 19 includes four verses that describe six...

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The Assurance of Salvation

How can I get assurance of my salvation? How can I know if I am saved? The Bible teaches us that the security of true salvation comes from God and not of ourselves. Salvation is based upon the grace of God, which brings us to faith and confidence in Christ, not in our feelings and...

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Providence Spring

Camp Sumter, commonly known as Andersonville, was a prison facility built in early 1864 to house Union Soldiers captured during the Civil War. It was set up to imprison some 10,000 Union Soldiers. However, due to no one keeping up with the number of prisoners being sent to Andersonville, it is estimated that 33,000 Union...

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Fear is a Liar

By the 1930s, Nazism in Germany was on the rise. German citizens, filled with fear, searched for answers to the economic turmoil, and blame shifting was common on the heels of Germany’s defeat in World War I. Adolf Hitler capitalized on that fear and orchestrated what he and his followers called “The Big Lie.” Hitler...