How do people change?

Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.  (Romans 12:2) One of the ways we live out mission in this world is expressing Care for others.  This means tha
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Jesus is still with you.

When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. Luke 3:21 NIV I am blessed to have two friends that I have known for over 36 years. I have fond memories of many friends that I made in high school, college, and seminary, but to be honest, I haven’t done a very good job of keeping in touch with them. But
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Christmas Brings Hope

As a nation, we love holidays!  We get excited about Memorial Day and Labor Day, Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day, Halloween and Thanksgiving.  But we really love Christmas!  We love Christmas for a number of reasons: Christmas is good for the economy. We often get stuff we want at Christmas. School is out for at
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Give thanks – Always?

Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5:18 NIV) November is a month when we often think of giving thanks, and the obvious reason is the national day of Thanksgiving, which falls on November 22 this year.  During Thanksgiving we remember that we do have
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A Cultivated People

Up the highway from where I live is a place very well known for its produce – Apple Hill.  People come from miles around, sometimes driving over 3 hours to visit.  Why?  Because in the fall, you can have a really good time visiting.  There are craft vendors with homemade decorations, dolls, and knick-knacks.  There are
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