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I was leaving church last Saturday evening about 5:30 when my cell phone rang.  It seemed odd that Amber Tramble was calling me.  It wasn’t Amber; it was a St. Stephens volunteer fire fighter using her cell phone to tell me that Justin had passed away.  I have to admit my first thought was that […]

As you might imagine, Easter is a busy weekend for a church and a pastor.  In addition to the services tomorrow, we also had a service Thursday night and I preached in the community Good Friday service.  I also have a wedding tonight, which meant a rehearsal last night. I probably wouldn’t be leading this […]

Mike Hewat – Just Like Me by bob

March 4th, 2017

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This is going to sound a bit odd, but since I met with Mike’s family on Tuesday, I’ve been mostly thinking of ways in which he and I were alike. Maybe it started when I learned that Mike and Carolyn named their daughter Elizabeth Anne, and my sister was also named Elizabeth Ann.  Then there […]

Richard Boyd – Journey and Destination by Bob Thompson

November 7th, 2016

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As I sat down this morning to write this meditation, I looked at the Scripture the family chose and looked over my notes. In both I saw the theme of “Journey and Destination.” I remembered that someone said, “Life is a journey, not a destination,” so I Googled it. The quote is often attributed to […]

It’s as much true of you and me as it is true of Webster Ammons Goss: if we make our stories about us, we diminish our significance, but when we make our stories about God we find our true meaning.  Webster’s story is ultimately a story about his Creator and Savior.  I’m going to tell […]