Destin

By Sean Dietrich I was there by accident. It was night when I pulled onto the old beach road without even thinking. I guess my brain was on autopilot. This used to be the way I took home every night. Back when my family lived up the street in a little...
By David Saviola, Arborbrook Financial I think every wedding I have ever attended, whether in a church setting or not, quoted the Bible’s 1 Corinthians Chapter 13. You know the one: “Love is patient, love is kind” … et cetera et cetera. “The Love Chapter,” as some refer to it, is...
By David Saviola, Arborbrook There once was a wealthy landowner who went out at daybreak to hire all the laborers he could find to work in his vineyard. After agreeing to pay them the standard day’s wage, he put them to work. Then at nine o’clock, as he was passing...

Homemade

By Sean Dietrich It’s late. And I wasn’t going to write this, but I have to. Not only for me, but for the good of our children, and our children’s children. No matter how hard it is to address. I’m talking, of course, about the highly controversial issue of homemade...
By Myrna Conrad There seems to be so much anger and hatred in our world right now and so little forgiveness and love. It’s not as if this struggle to forgive is a new issue for any of us. When someone hurts us or someone we love, our first and...
By Pastor Dave Holland My wife loves her clunky, old-fashioned radio. It has a round dial that tunes in various stations. To listen to a program without static, you hold the antennae with your left hand and stand on one foot while dangling your arm in the air as if...
By Myrna Conrad Communication is the art of giving and receiving information. There must be at least two participants in any act of communication. There are three methods of communication: verbal (speak and hear), written (write and read) and nonverbal (express and interpret). Some experts add a fourth, visual communication...
By Pastor Dave Holland Then he said to them all: “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” Luke 9:23 A young Christian who was experiencing a traumatic trial begged the Lord in prayer to remove his terrible cross. The...

Summer

By Sean Dietrich Remember back in church when they used to tell us to pray for the shut-ins? Well, that’s exactly what I’ve become. A shut-in. A lot of people have become that way since this coronavirus thing started, millions have been stuck inside. And it’s the little things we’ve lost...
By Pastor Dave Holland “A squall came down on the lake so that the boat was being swamped, and they were in great danger… we’re going to drown!” Luke 8:22–25 (NIV) When life hits you like a storm, you find out who you are. Recently, I had eyelid surgery and sat...

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