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Want to be beautiful? Learn from the trees.

It’s peak fall-color season around here, and the trees are really showing off their reds, oranges and yellows. In the early-morning or late-afternoon light, they are particularly stunning. Stunning, but dying.  Have you ever thought about that? Leaves are at their...

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Why does death still surprise us?

One British newscaster declared the queen’s death “a time we had all hoped would never happen.” Others on social media expressed similar disbelief. A lady interviewed on TV said, “I am shocked. I don’t know what to say.” Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson told...

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A prayer for a new school year

Many of our students are starting school during these few weeks. We pray for them and our teachers. We invite you to use this prayer in your individual and family prayer times this week.⁠ :: God of all knowledge and wisdom,⁠ Proverbs tells us that “the fear of the...

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Do you believe?

What we believe deeply impacts the way we live. For example, if I believe, like many, that all relatively decent people go to heaven, I’ll try to live a relatively decent life and vaguely hope it is good enough. On the other hand, if I believe that Jesus is the way,...

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Jesus is compelling. Come to Him and see.

Salvation starts with God. This is what Jesus says in John 6:44: “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them.” When you read John in the original Greek, that word there that we translate as “draws,” everyplace else in the New Testament, and most...

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