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In the Morning

in the morning

Dear Faith Family, Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days, (Psalm 90:14). He once described himself as, a "poetico-trampo-geologist-botanist and ornithologist-naturalist etc. etc.!!!!" John Muir remains one of California's most important historical personalities and is generally still known today as one of the fat...

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Just Thrilled to See Him

Just thrilled

Dear Faith Family, Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say rejoice, (Philippians 4:4). Remember Ryan's Buffet (the restaurant)? One of my daughter's favorites was "baby cabbages" (brussel sprouts). Ryan's had all she could eat on their buffet. It was great, tailor made for this dad. See, when mom was out, this dad and kids would hit the town! On one particular occa...

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Looking for Him

looking for

Dear Faith Family, When Jesus turned and noticed them following Him, He asked them, "What are you looking for?" They said to Him, "Rabbi" (which means "Teacher"), "where are you staying?" (John 1:38) Questions. It was July, 2002. While candidating for the call as pastor at Faith Church, we met with the youth group. There the students were invited to ask questions. Three ...

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Trading Up

Trading up

Dear Faith Family, Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroy and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also, Matthew 6:19-21. Our young family was enjoying a day...

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Looking Up

looking Up

Dear Faith Family, 11Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of people ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, 12waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be set on fire and dissolved, and the heavenly bodies will melt as they burn! 13But according to his promise we are waiting for new heavens ...

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Something to be Thankful For


Dear Faith Family, Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward, Psalm 127:3. Twenty-nine years ago today our precious Jesse weighed in at 9 pounds 8.5 ounces! We were ecstatic! As we gathered around our son we sang "Great Is Thy Faithfulness". God had blessed us with a healthy baby boy! Can I share with you a little side story? My broth...

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Not Just Another Box Turtle

Not Just

Dear Faith Family, For a whole year they met with the church and taught a great many people. And in Antioch the disciples were first called Christians, Acts 11:26. A shout out to my kindred spirit friend! Let me explain. You may be aware of my propensity to stop on the side of the road to pick up a bungy cord, or two, or ten. What you may not be aware of is my propensity...

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In His Image

In His Image

Dear Faith Family, So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created Him; male and female He created them, Genesis 1:27. What do Tannerite and gender reveal parties have in common?! Apparently, a couple in New Hampshire rocked the house, literally, at a gender reveal party. CBS Boston reported that a couple detonated about 80 pounds of Tannerite! Yikes!...

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Learning How to Trust

Learning How to

Dear Faith Family, Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths, Proverbs 3:5-6. There is a major difference between lukewarm, day-old, Dr. Pepper and ice-cold, freshly poured Mellow Yellow. Who knew?! Let me explain. Let's say hypothetically, you eat lunch at Arby...

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In His Workshop

in his workshop

Dear Faith Family, But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator, (Colossians 3:8-10). Recently a friend of mine gave a desk to me. A...

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