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 By Pat Coyle    Opinion    March 14, 2019 

Pastor's Corner - March 14, 2019

We’ve all heard of “smart cars,” “smart phones” and even “Get Smart,” but how about “smart goals?” At an annual pastor’s retreat that I attend, our guest speaker, Gordon Penfold, gave us a good dose of leadership principles, one...

 
 By Jim Neal    Opinion    March 7, 2019

Pastor's Corner - March 7, 2019

JIM NEAL “I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.” --Abraham Lincoln Doesn’t it seem as you look around, read the newspaper or listen to or watch the daily news that one of the key concepts missing in all of...

 

A chance to love again

I wrote an editorial last month that was really tough for me. We had lost our dog TJ, leaving a big hole in my heart that I didn't think would ever get filled again. When we first lost him, I didn't...

 
 By Jim Neal    Opinion    February 28, 2019

Pastor's Corner - Feb. 28, 2019

“I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.” --Abraham Lincoln Doesn’t it seem as you look around, read the newspaper or listen to or watch the daily news that one of the key concepts missing in all of humanness...

 
 By Jim Neal    Opinion    February 14, 2019

Cleaning up matter of conscious

“He who covers his sins (wrongdoings) will not prosper, But whoever confesses and forsakes them Will have (find) mercy.” --Proverbs 28:13 Wise King Solomon penned that truism many, many years ago -- approximately 3,000 years, long before there...

 
 By Jim Neal    Opinion    January 24, 2019

Pastor's Corner - Jan. 24, 2019

Anyone can know how many seeds are in an apple: Only God knows how many apples are in a seed. “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.” --Galatians 6:9. I remember reading the first...

 

Editor's Note - Jan. 24, 2019

Well, the Colours Festival is almost upon us, and I am getting excited about going to the events. Every year, it seems it keeps getting better. I never realized how many talented people, we have in...

 

To TJ, goodbye for now

I have had a really bad holiday season this year, one of the worst in a very long time. We had to put our dog down the day after Christmas. TJ was more than just a pet, but was a true member of our...

 
 By Pat Coyle    Opinion    December 27, 2018

Pastor's Corner -- Dec. 27, 2019

One of my favorite authors is Max Lucado. His writing is solidly Biblical, captivating and very practical in nature. He wrote a book about Christmas several years ago called “Because of Bethlehem” that I’d highly recommend. Let me share just a...

 

The Sights and Sounds of Christmas

Philippians 2:6 “who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in human form, he humbled...

 

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