And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple. — Luke 14:27 Do you wish your soul to be saved? Then remember, you must choose who you will serve. You cannot serve both God and mammon. You cannot be on two sides at once. You cannot be a friend of …more

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By Peter Marshall Peter Marshall was the U.S. Senate Chaplain from 1946-48 during the presidency of Harry Truman, and died in 1949. He was born in Scotland and was known for his passionate preaching and deep conviction, as well as his picturesque speech. Once upon a time, a certain town grew up at the foot …more

May 132012
 

A little boy came up to his mother in the kitchen one evening while she was fixing supper, and handed her a piece of paper that he had been writing on. After his Mom dried her hands on an apron, she read it, and this is what it said: For cutting the grass: $5.00 For …more

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Mother's Day Quotes

Who ran to help me when I fell, And would some pretty story tell, Or kiss the place to make it well? My Mother. — Ann Taylor Youth fades; love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; A mother’s secret hope outlives them all. — Oliver Wendell Holmes Who is getting more pleasure from this rocking, …more

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Commander in Chief? One day during the early stages of the Revolutionary War, George Washington enlisted an officer to requisition some horses from local landowners. Calling at an old country manse, the officer was graciously received by the lady of the house. “Madam,” he explained, “I have come to claim your horses in the name …more

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Apr 272012
 

Excerpt from “Pastoral Incidents” By B. Carradine Our greatest embarrassment was realized once in administering baptism by immersion for the first time. There were many things against us that day. First, the candidates were of goodly size. Second, the rite [sic] took place in a Baptist church whose corridors, rooms, inclined planes, and steps under …more

Apr 272012
 
Worth repeating

     

Mar 092012
 
Balloon Faith

Children’s Ministry Lesson Plan Theme: Forgiveness Text: 1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Preparation: For each child, you’ll need one large red balloon and one medium yellow balloon. You’ll also need Scotch tape, a long pin, …more

Feb 162012
 
The Cookie