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For Dad

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Today has been an especially blue day. Lost a dear friend yesterday and it brought back a lot of raw emotions of mom and dad leaving us a couple months ago.  This post is a copy of the eulogy I

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For Mom

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I’ve decided to add the eulogy I gave for my mom at her service November 10, 2016.  Mostly for my sake, to honor her.  But who knows…someone out there might want to read it and remember. To say that our

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Deceptive Discernment

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“Suspicion is not discernment.” – Bill Johnson “Pastor, I need to talk to you about Jim. He’s new to the church and I need to let you know that I have a ‘red flag’ about him.” “You do? Why is

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Making Up Stories

Pastor Marty Freeman

It’s nobody’s fault. It’s how we are made. We make up stories. Everyday we make up stories. Why? Because we are creatures of reason. We can’t help it. Things need to make sense to us. We need to “fill in

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Embracing Change

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2016 has been, and will continue to be, a year of shifting, transition and change. Change is never easy. Transitions can wobble the knees. But I cannot recount one great promotion or advancement the Lord has provided for me or

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Unoffendableness

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Unoffendableness I didn’t make up the word “unoffendableness.” I first read the word in a staff meeting at Bethel Life Center many years ago. Our youth pastor asked if he could lead a team-building exercise. Each one of us were

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Be Strong in the Lord Pt. 1

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Me and King David

I am a student of King David. Of course, I am a student of God’s, but King David seemed to have had God’s heart, so emulating the relationship David had with the Father has always been a desire of mine.

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Don’t Push Send

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“Too much talk leads to sin. Be sensible and keep your mouth shut.” Proverbs 10:19 (NLT) The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.” Exodus 14:14 (NKJV)   I watched with great humor as Coach Herm Edwards was offering

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Christian Unity

I’ve often said that true unity is not getting more people onto your bandwagon.  True unity is getting excited about other people’s bandwagons.  As believers, we should champion not only our own cause, but champion the causes of others.  One

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