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Mercy Much?

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Dear Faith Family, For I knew that You are a gracious God and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and relenting from disaster. (Jonah 4:2b). It happened twice in one week. On two separate occasions I watched helplessly as two different drivers recklessly disregarded the law and piloted their cars dangerously right in front of my eyes! Where's a polic...

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Running on Full

Running on Full

Dear Faith Family, May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. (Romans 15:13). Sometime in December we fired up the gas grill and commenced to cooking. Before the steaks or chicken were done, the grill ceased its flame. No more gas! I hate when that happens. In the heat of the moment (s...

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Under His Care

Under His Care

Dear Faith Family, "Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me, and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!" (Psalm 139:23-24). What a humbling ordeal. Rewind. On November 3rd I discovered my Covid parting gift. I was fifteen days into feeling all "covidish" (translated "whipped") when my I told my doctor about w...

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Who Reads This Stuff?

Who Reads

Dear Faith Family, "I am the LORDyour God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery." (Exodus 20:2). Who reads that stuff?! I had been asleep for hours. I was awakened to the tears of my young wife. Cyndi and I were newlyweds. She was reading Julie by Catherine Marshall. Now that I was awake, she explained how "good" the book was. How good co...

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Let's Go See

Lets go see

Dear Faith Family,And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth, (Luke 2:6).Tomorrow is Christmas! Wait, tomorrow?! Tomorrow we celebrate the birth of Jesus? Are you sure that it is tomorrow? Anybody else feeling not like it's Christmas?I'm thinking that the shepherds in Luke 2 were feeling not like it was Christmas. Was it just another night? Sheep still ...

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It was a dark and stormy night...in 2020!

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Dear Faith Family, "It was a dark and stormy night. Suddenly a shot rang out!" Enamored with his own words Snoopy evaluated: "My plot is thickening!" I think he must have been writing about the year 2020! Has your plot thickened this year? A thick plot is actually a great place for us to see Jesus. Isn't it interesting how much more visible Light is in the darkness? Pond...

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I Needed Covid

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Dear Faith Family, The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man, nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since He Himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything. Acts 17:24-25. Her name? Lucy (No, the names have not been changed to protect the innocent or guilty f...

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God Meant It

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Dear Faith Family, As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today." Genesis 50:20. I still remember a visit to our child's pediatrician. As a newborn, our son needed a shot. So, there we were. Our son lying on the examination table. Next to him was the nurse, needle in hand. She...

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Nominees Testimonies

We have three gentlemen nominated for Elders this year and here are the videos of each one's testimony and reason for wanting to be a part of the Session this year! Rhea Faris RheaFarisTestimony Creig DuPuis CreigDuPuisTestimony Brad Zamboni BradZamboniTestimonyPt1 BradZamboniTestimonyPt2 ...

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Happy Thanks Giving

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Dear Faith Family, "always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father;" Ephesians 1:15-16. In our home, we've developed a Thanksgiving (that's tomorrow in case you weren't sure!) tradition. Every year those gathered around our table share something for which they are thankful. You can imagine some of the regulars: family, h...

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