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For perhaps obvious reasons, I have titled my meditation today, “101 ½ Reasons Why Alice Ruth Was Special.”  If it seems like that might take a long time, my answer is, “She lived a long time.  She deserves it.”   1.      Long Life:  As Pastor Bill said, “From horse and buggy to moon flights.  Wow!”

Savior of the World by bob

December 27th, 2010

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Every act of love makes God more believable.  1 John 4:14-15 December 26, 2010 Great question A couple of weeks ago I walked into the Fellowship Hall on a Wednesday night after Confirmation.  I usually try to grab a little something to eat while catching up with a few folks, then head to my office […]

Whining about Crying by bob

December 24th, 2010

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If Jesus had wanted to avoid aggravation, he wouldn’t have been born. Luke 2:7 December 24, 2010 Carol conflict The U. S. Supreme Court recently refused to take up a case that would ban singing Christmas carols in public schools.  I’m not particularly encouraged, because that means Christmas carols are less offensive to our secular […]

Bible Reading – The Finish by bob

December 21st, 2010

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DEVOTIONS “It’s not how you drive but how you arrive.”  That’s a golfing principle.  (For the record, I’m not too good at either driving or arriving.) “He can run but he can’t finish.”  (Another sports analogy – a commentator’s slight for a basketball player who can’t put the ball in the hoop or a football […]

Back to Bethlehem by bob

December 20th, 2010

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Move toward your pain this Christmas, not away from it. Luke 2:4 Candlelighting Meditation – December 19, 2010 O Bethlehem “Back to Bethlehem?”  Why would anyone want to go there? Pastor Paul Cummings said this morning in his sermon that Rocky Mount, North Carolina, is a great place to be from.  It’s not a great […]