All posts for the month February, 2020

Love Does Not Mean “Give It to Me Now!” 2/14/2020

by Mary C Findley Anyone who has ever had children, worked with children, been around children or seen children is very familiar with the expression “he won’t share with me.” Hence the equally familiar response: “Share does not mean, ‘Give it to me now.’” That same sentiment is also applied to love. We […]

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CrossReads Book Spotlight: Amish Bachelors NEVER Have a Marriage of Convenience:

Send to Kindle CrossReads Book Spotlight Amish Bachelors NEVER Have a Marriage of Convenience: Book 1 by Samantha Fisher When Sadie can’t make her bakery work after her father passed away, the Bishop threatens to take it from her. When Seth comes along and tries to help her, all it does is cause more problems […]

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CrossReads Short Takes: In The Silence & From Dreams to Deliverance

Send to Kindle CrossReads Short Takes In The Silence A book/plot that enlightens and inspires by James Andrew Edske David and Paul childhood friends all through high school part ways for more than twenty years. Both served in Vietnam, Paul as a foot soldier and David stationed out of harm’s way as an electronic technician. […]

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Gems From Pastor Jim 2/11/2020

by Jim Hughes Jer. 5:23-25 “But my people have stubborn and rebellious hearts. They have turned against me and have chosen to practice idolatry. They do not say from the heart, ‘Let us live in awe of the LORD our God, for he gives us rain each spring and fall, assuring us of […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotional: Do you really know how much God loves you?

Send to Kindle by Rebekah Beene Well yesterday was my birthday. I must say it was one of the best ever. All day was just a very good day! I thought about my brother a couple of times and as I drove into the driveway after work I thought I would just call him on […]

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The Point Is … The Three-Legged Chicken 2/7/2020

by James Collins “But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.” 2 Peter 3:18 Many years ago, a man was driving on a country road when he saw something very strange. A chicken was running beside his car. Suddenly, the […]

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CrossReads Book Spotlight: How to Build a Church Intramural Sports League

Send to Kindle CrossReads Book Spotlight How to Build a Church Intramural Sports League by Chip Tudor At the first men’s event I attended as the new men’s pastor, I realized I had a challenge. There was only one man at the event under the age of 50. And he never returned. If I didn’t […]

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CrossReads Short Takes: Land of My Dreams & Captive Trail

Send to Kindle CrossReads Short Takes Land of My Dreams by Norma Gail Blessings come when you leave the familiar and take a step of faith. Alone and betrayed by a former fiancé, American professor Bonny Bryant accepts a position at a small college in Fort William, Scotland. But when she meets a fellow professor, […]

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The Point Is … She’s That “Nothing” When People Ask Me What I’m Thinking About 2/4/2020

by James Collins “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it.”   Ephesians 5:25 My wife, Amanda, and I have a major anniversary coming up this year. She has been good for me. Yet, somehow, I am afraid that people have not realized that I have been, […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotional: Understanding the Heart of Love

Send to Kindle by Precarious Yates My son, if you accept my words      and store up my commands within you,  turning your ear to wisdom      and applying your heart to understanding—  indeed, if you call out for insight      and cry aloud for understanding,  and if you look for it as for silver      and search for it as for hidden treasure,  […]

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