THE “NEIGHBOR” TRIO OF COMMANDMENTS 

Posted by Craig Britton on

  I don’t know about you, but I am good at starting: starting books, starting films and televised series, and even starting meals. And I’m good at not finishing them. Which for the meals part is probably good practice. We don’t always have to clean our plates, but I...

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Tags: commandments, ten commandments, neighbor

WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?

Posted by Peggy Bennitt on

  Most of us remember Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood from when we were young parents, or when our kids were little, enthralled with the puppets and their interaction with “real people.” In this epic children’s TV program, which ran from 1968 until 2001, Fred Rogers...

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Tags: neighbor, mr. rogers', mr. rogers neighborhood

BE THE BEST NEIGHBOR YOU CAN BE!

Posted by Rev. Zach Holdorf on

  This past weekend I looked out my living room window and observed. The neighbor kids were playing with my children in the yard. Cars drove by as people headed to a destination or back home. The regulars were out for their daily walks and there were a few runners as well. I wondered, who...

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Tags: witness, blessing, neighbor

MORE. MORE. MORE.

Posted by Peggy Bennitt on

   Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. Luke 12:15 (KJV) The story of the Rich Fool in the Bible is one that has always stuck in my head. This man had so much that he had to keep building...

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Heart Work

Posted by Kimber Walsh on

  As is the case with most families with young children, we have many fights, tug-of-wars, and tears shed over the sharing (or lack thereof) of toys. Sinful natures come out. Impulses are rampant. And as soon as an idea strikes or a new toy appears on the scene, the grabs are usually not...

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Tags: heart, covet

Independence: How to Encourage and When to Push

Posted by Peggy Bennitt on

with excerpts from: 3 Times It’s OK to Push Kids, by Mary Jo Wyse.   Encouraging and enabling our children to be productive members of society is a tricky undertaking for any parent at the best of times. The biggest challenge is to learn when to push, and when to wait for the...

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Tags: independence, covet, encourage, push

Hugs!

Posted by Peggy Bennitt on

  I’ve just had an incredible two-and-a- half weeks of lovely hugs and snuggles. What a wonderful gift! Do we appreciate the wealth that comes to us each time a grandchild hugs us or an adult child pulls us close for a bear hug or a gentle cuddle? How about the arm drape with a nice...

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Tags: wealth, hug, hugs

"I'm Good"

Posted by Craig Britton on

  “Blessed are the poor in spirit.” Could you finish that famous statement with which Jesus begins His “Sermon on the Mount”? The close of the statement describes the state, or ground, of the blessing about which Jesus speaks: “...for theirs is the kingdom of...

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Tags: wealth, blessed, blessed are

Wealth and Riches

Posted by Peggy Bennitt on

  I snapped the fortune cookie in half and a scrap of paper fluttered into my lap. I snatched at it to keep it from hitting the floor, and read it with a smile on my face. It said, “There are riches headed your way.” My smile broadened as I thought, indeed they are. Our...

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Tags: wealth, family, riches, blessing

Wealth

Posted by Rev. Zach Holdorf on

  What comes to mind when you hear the word wealth? For most people, thoughts revolve around monetary riches. The more you have the richer you are. When talking about wealth, you can’t help but think of people like Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and the Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffet. Boy, do...

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Tags: wealth, riches, blessings

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