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First Thoughts – February 24, 2021

Dear Church, Sunday was excellent! We began our morning with two in-person worship services that were filled with energy and excitement. The online services that morning had tremendous participation and…
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Proverbs 29 – Melissa Willis

“ Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; but blessed is he who keeps the law.” Proverbs 29:18 NIV “Fear of man will prove to be a…
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Proverbs 28 – Will Dyer

Church, While I am writing on the Proverbs 28, I want to take a step back today and look at this particular section of Proverbs as a whole. Proverbs 25-29…
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Proverbs 27 – David Hughes

Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of The United States and arguably the greatest president of all time, once famously said, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I…
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Proverbs 26 – Martha Kate Hall

We love to watch and re-watch Disney movies in our home. “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” is one we have watched multiple times and of course we sing along with…
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Proverbs 25 – Melissa Willis

As we have read, thought, and prayed through the book of Proverbs thus far, we know that the chapters are full of wisdom and solid advice. Some of us have…
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Proverbs 24 – Will Dyer

Friends, There is one line in Proverbs 24 that caught my attention. Verse 29 says, “Do not say, “I’ll do to them as they have done to me; I’ll pay…
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Proverbs 23

My daughter Maggie loves to tell the story to anyone who will listen.  However, I must warn you, each time she tells the story it reaches more exaggerated proportions!  When…
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Proverbs 22 – Dan Gaudinier

Proverbs 22 – A Good Name Proverbs 22:1 states that a good name is more desirable than great riches and esteem is better than silver or gold. This proverb is…
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Proverbs 20 – Martha Kate Hall

Throughout life there are so many things we learn by example. From a young age we watch those around us and learn how to complete even the simplest daily tasks.…
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Proverbs 19 – David Hughes

What are your plans for today? Tomorrow? This year? The next five years?  The next ten?  Typically, when we answer these questions, we do so with the trajectory of our…
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Proverbs 18 – Dan Gaudinier

There’s this old blues tune. It’s about 100 years old now. Originally made popular by the legendary blues singer Bessie Smith during the vaudeville era. Revived by iconic guitarist Eric…
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Proverbs 16 – Will Dyer

Friends, On their 2009 album, I and Love and You, The Avett Brothers have a song titled “The Perfect Space”. If you haven’t heard the song, click here to take a listen. No,…
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Proverbs 14 – Dan Gaudinier

Embrace the mess. In reading Proverbs 14 this morning, I began to think of an episode of “Monk”, a TV comedy/ whodunit from the early 2000’s. The main character, Adrian…
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Proverbs 13 – Melissa Willis

In Children’s Worship and Sunday Bible Study this month we are discussing RESPONSIBILITY. We have defined responsibility as; Showing you can be trusted with what is expected of you. Each…
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