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Back from the Middle East


Carol and I recently had a chance to visit an unnamed country in the Middle East.  If I’m honest, there was a little fear about going to a country that has always seemed quite hostile to me toward Christians and the cause of Christ.  Though it is not illegal to visit there, it is certainly…

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Getting to Know Kids Church Teacher Mindy Gatchell


How long have you been a teacher? What ages/subjects have you taught? I’ve taught 22 years and ages kindergarten, 2nd, 3rd, 6th (Math), and Middle and High School English. What’s the most rewarding part of being a teacher? Investing in the lives of whole families, not only the kids. It’s great to help parents in…

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Fear, vs. Humble Myself as a Little Child


Matthew 18:2 He called a little child and had him stand among them.  3 And he said: “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” This…

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Just Finished Year Two of Northstar


I got to be a part of the first group to go through our new church program called NorthStar and I have to say, I loved it! If you are a member of our church, I highly recommend that you consider going through this training the next time it comes around. I will admit, you…

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Let’s Talk About Angels..


Let’s talk about Angels… There are some common misunderstandings about angels that I used to hold.  The Bible gives us the real truth about angels.  Let’s explore together: What does the Bible tell us about angels, what can we teach our kids about angels that will help them form truths about angels? The Bible tells…

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Bible Study Book Report


Recently, Seth and I were talking about different ways to study your Bible and how to retain the information you studied for a longer period of time. It made me remember writing book reports back in elementary school. To this day I can still remember the majority of the books I read and wrote a book…

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