A Mother’s Love

There are many inspirational stories in the Bible that tell of the love mothers have for their children, stories that describe devotion, love and sacrifice freely given. We read the story of Jochebed, the mother of Moses, in the book of Exodus. At that time Pharaoh decreed that all male...

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Welcome to Sping-Thing

I am so excited to be on this journey with you. I believe if we take this opportunity seriously and are aware of its potential impact; if we make these three ‘Be-Haviors’ & three ‘Be-Attitudes’ a core part of our life process, we will join with God in changing our...

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Were You There

Consider for a moment one of the thieves crucified with Jesus. He was a man whose luck had run out. He was being punished by death for crimes committed against his fellow man. In Matthew 27:44, we read that both thieves crucified with Jesus “heaped insults on him” along with...

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Here We Go

March 27, 2016 is almost here. That is the day when the Church in Falls will add an additional worship service that will include instrumental music. I have been at this church for well over 30 years and there are some of you that have been here even longer. I...

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I Can’t Hear You…

Do you read your bible out loud? Do you use an app to have someone else read it out loud to you? Is reading aloud allowed at all? If it is, does God give us any indication of its importance or lack there of? Consider some of my loose reflections:...

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How Do We Learn?

Article by James Chilton “In the first month the whole Israelite community arrived at the Desert of Zin, and they stayed at Kadesh. There Miriam died and was buried. Now there was no water for the community, and the people gathered in opposition to Moses and Aaron. They quarreled with...

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They Prayed for Boldness

An article by Rubel Shelly I think sometimes that I don’t understand anything about prayer. I pray quite a bit, mind you. It’s just that I don’t understand a lot about it. I sometimes pray for good things, and they are denied. At other times, I pray for myself or...

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Messages of Love

Valentine’s Day is a reminder that we live in a world that embraces the character value of being able to love everyone at all times. The definition of love promoted by this day certainly covers a wide range of actions and attitudes, from the silly superficial to more serious expressions...

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Transitions

“It would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the desert.” People of God being set free As we continue to read through these First Testament stories I have been reminded how our God works in and through the lives of His people—in real...

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Checkmate

Can you learn to sing Psalm 100 from the shadow-lands? We become the songs that we sing. We still get our praise on because we believe that the king still has one more move. Bishop Kenneth Ulmer pastors a church at the L.A. Forum—the arena where the Los Angeles Lakers...

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