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They Grow Better Together

As we planned the landscaping for our new home, a friend gave us some cannas to plant. These tall colorful flowers did well in the soil around our house, and we enjoyed their beauty all summer and fall. Cannas are … Continue reading

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Participation

A couple of preachers were talking to one another about their churches. “How many members do you have?” asked the first one. “We have 200”, came the reply. “Do they all participate?” “Oh, yes! Half of them participate with me … Continue reading

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Good Team Player

University of Kentucky men’s basketball coach John Calipari was the featured speaker at Gov. Matt Bevin’s prayer breakfast on February 16, 2016. The main focus of his message was putting others above yourself. Calipari told of the time when former … Continue reading

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Communion in Community

I used to think that communion time at church was my alone time with God. It was a time for my own personal meditation on God’s love for me. The only thing that would make my communion time better would … Continue reading

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Getting Along Together

Several years ago, a church experienced some inner turmoil. The friction between two groups worsened, and they decided to split. However, neither group wanted to give up the building. So they came to an agreement that they would share the … Continue reading

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In Tune

“Has it ever occurred to you that one hundred pianos all tuned to the same fork are automatically tuned to each other? They are of one accord by being tuned, not to each other, but to another standard to which … Continue reading

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Singing Together

Last Sunday I suddenly found myself singing the wrong words of a song in the worship service. I started singing the chorus, while everyone else went to the second verse. If I had been paying attention to the worship leaders, I … Continue reading

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Time to Focus

Tomorrow is the Super Bowl, and as of right now, I don’t have any parties to attend. That’s perfectly fine with me. It’s not that I don’t like the Super Bowl. I watch the game every year. It’s just that … Continue reading

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Getting Along

There was once a preacher who could not get along with the people at his church. They couldn’t agree on anything, and the situation deteriorated to the point where the preacher decided to leave the church. He accepted a position … Continue reading

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The Tie that Binds

Paul chastised the church at Corinth for the divisions that existed in that congregation. They even allowed the Lord’s Supper–which should be, among other things, a celebration of unity–to become divisive. Communion gives members of a local church the chance … Continue reading

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