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The Word to Refresh

Good morning! Today, we begin our Advent series and celebration. For some of us, this may not seem too strange, but for others it might seem very different. Ernie and I were at the Lakeside Area minister’s meeting last month, … Continue reading

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Thankful for the Unshakable Kingdom

We celebrated Thanksgiving last week, and by now we are tire of turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and sweet potato casserole J For some of us, we had a wonderful opportunity to visit with family. For some of us, we were … Continue reading

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Remember

Yesterday was Veteran’s Day. Today, we want to recognize our veterans. So, if you served in the US Armed Forces, please stand. [allow people to stand, then cheer, then we will pray for them]  Please remain standing while we pray. … Continue reading

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A House of Prayer for All Nations

We are excited about today, as it is a day that we’ve talked about for months, and Clover and I have thought about this for years. We imagined that we might one day, hypothetically, live in Northern Virginia, in order … Continue reading

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Welcome Home (Part One)

Today, I want to start a mini-series I’m calling “Welcome Home.” It is about Welcoming the Stranger among us. We will look at Rahab and Ruth as well as our neighborhood. INTRODUCTION We like the feeling of being welcome, and … Continue reading

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Positional Focus

My dad has had two careers: He’s a retired Bank examiner, but his second career was what he loved the most: golf.  He was not a professional golfer, but a professional who was a golfer. He played well, and even with … Continue reading

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God’s Word of Transformation

We’ve focused upon Living on Purpose since March, and Restoration since August. Now, let’s continue with transformation. God wants to transform us. When we live on purpose, i.e., for God’s purposes, then we learn contentment in all situations. We are … Continue reading

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