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Pastor’s Blog

New Year’s Resolutions

Posted by Bruce Smilie on  January 1, 2016
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Now that the holidays are over, we must once again focus on the necessary challenges of the day-in-day-out reality we struggled with in the past year. Unfortunately, the freshness of a new year does not do away with the staleness of previous year struggles. Given our trying economic times, with concerns about healthcare, warfare, jobs, housing, groceries, and the list can go on and on; you may be already finding it hard to maintain focus

Christmas Time Is Here

Posted by Bruce Smilie on  December 1, 2015
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Christmas is now mere days away. Time really does fly, doesn’t it? It’s that time of year again to give sacrificially and to receive gifts gratefully in keeping with the celebration of the birth of our Lord Jesus, the ultimate, perfect gift to mankind. If you are like me, however, gift giving isn’t necessarily an easy endeavor, because it’s sometimes hard to know what to give to the significant people in our lives. Furthermore, giving

The Giving Tree

Posted by Bruce Smilie on  November 1, 2015
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As we approach Thanksgiving, there are generally many things for which we can be thankful as Christians. We are to be worshipfully thankful to the Lord for who He is, for all He does in our lives, and all the blessings He bestows upon us as His children and as American citizens.(1 Chron. 16:8; Ps. 100:4; 1 Cor. 15:57; 2 Cor. 2:14; Heb. 12:28). We experience God’s benefits every day, all the while taking them

Use Your Time Effectively

Posted by Bruce Smilie on  October 1, 2015
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Life is brief. It really is. This is not a breaking news bulletin; I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know. Personal experience teaches us this, but more convincingly Scripture emphasizes this stark reality. In Ps. 39:4-5, David, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, aptly says: “Show me, Lord, my life’s end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting my life is. You have made my days a mere

Are You Worried?

Posted by Bruce Smilie on  September 1, 2015
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I don’t know about you, but to me there are many challenging verses in Scripture…easy to read, but hard to live out in daily practice. One of those verses is the first portion of Philippians 4:6: “Do not be anxious about anything…” This is not to say that we shouldn’t have legitimate worries or concerns, such as when we face a job loss, a physical threat, or distressing medical test results, etc. The idea, however,
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