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    He came down . . . and gave us himself.

    Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift. (2 Corinthians 9:15, KJV).“And when we give each other Christmas gifts in His name, let us remember that He has given us the sun and the moon and the stars, and the earth with its forests and mountains and oceans--and all that lives and moves upon them. He has given us all green things and everything that blossoms and bears fruit and all that we quarrel about and all that we have misused--and to save us from our foolishness, from all our si...

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    Chaplain: Thanksgiving reflections

    All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God. (2 Corinthians 4:15, NIV).My first memory of Thanksgiving happened when I was about five. A sheet of plywood had been placed on top of a pool table in the basement. The wood was covered with some type of tablecloth (probably a sheet).

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    Chaplain: Hot spots of life reveal much

    “So Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego came out of the fire…they saw that the fire had not harmed their bodies, nor was a hair of their heads singed; their robes were not scorched, and there was no smell of fire on them.”Daniel 3:26b & 27b, NIVThis passage always reminds me of the old saying by President Harry Truman, “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.” Certainly, these three men were more than willing to endure the heat in order to take a ...

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    Reflections of a Dad

    Recently, I have been spending time considering what it has meant to be a dad. With Father’s Day coming in June, I would like to share some of my thoughts. Anyone who has been a parent understands that challenges and frustrations come with the job description.

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    Losses that Matter

    “Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.” (Luke 15:6, NIV).May is a month for special days. It contains Mother’s Day and Memorial Day. It also has frog jumping day, leprechaun day, and pack rat day.

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  • Winds of change

  • Reasons personal lent makes sense

  • How hobbies help

  • Chaplain: ‘In those days’