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Sometimes a Little Humble Pie is Good for your Soul.....Wait for it

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This is just the time of year when people are glued to the television watching the playoffs in the NFL. Years ago, Don Shula was the coach of the Miami Dolphins and took his team to a perfect season and won the Superbowl. He decided to get away from the media and the newspaper and take his wife...

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WHAT KIND OF TATER WILL YOU BE IN 2019?

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  We just came through Christmas Season. At Christmas dinner we have all sorts of wonderful foods.  We have mashed potatoes, we have sweet potato casserole, and it got me to thinking there are all sorts of tater people in this world. For example, there are people who just sit around...

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DON'T MISS CHRISTMAS

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  There’s a legend in the middle east about a shepherd, one of the original shepherds.  And every Christmas his grandchildren would gather around the fire with him and all the family. The grandchildren would say, “Tell us again, Grandpa, tell us again about that first...

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A GRUMPY MINISTER ON CHRISTMAS DAY

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  In the year 2005, our family was going to drive to Florida on Christmas Day, at least part of the way. And so I said to the girls and my wife, I said, “Think of someplace fun you want to have Christmas dinner, someplace special.” About 5:30 that evening we started getting...

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A CALM WHEN THINGS GET CRAZY!

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  A while back at a mall during Christmastime, there was a woman who had been shopping all day.  She’d heard over the speaker that there was a sale going on in the linen department, so she ran and grabbed a tablecloth that she wanted to buy.  When she grabbed it, another...

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A CHRISTMAS POINSETTIA

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  On Christmas Eve at a small church, there was a minister who placed a beautiful poinsettia on the altar. And then he made the statement that it was free for anybody who would come and take it now.  A lady in the back raised her hand and said, “Well, can I get it after...

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A PASTOR'S CONFESSION

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  Over the years, I’ve heard lots of confessions, but I think it’s time for me to make one to you. Several years back, I was invited to an Ohio State Michigan game – the first one I’d ever been to.  We went tailgating, I ate fried turkey for the first time in...

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KEEP LIFE IN PERSPECTIVE

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Thanksgiving is this coming Thursday and there’s a lot of stress around Thanksgiving and getting ready. Let’s put some things into perspective. A few years ago, there was a young lady who went off to college as a freshman. She wrote a letter home to her mom and said...

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DON'T JUST DO SOMETHING - SIT THERE!

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There’s an epidemic of loneliness in our country. We’re told that 25% of Americans are lonely. I encourage people who are going through a lonely time – maybe you’re one of them – to find somebody who is also going through a lonely time, perhaps someone who is...

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BITTER OR BETTER

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Past few days, our country has been reeling from the tragedy that took place in Pittsburgh with the Jewish synagogue and the terrible shootings…..which begs the question “Why---why do bad things happen to innocent people?”  My answer is that sin came into this world and...

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