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My dog just died. Will I ever see him again?

A very good word for lovers of pets and other animals.

David F. Watson

Our family dog, Boots, died a few days ago. He was a good dog, a giant, slobbering, super-friendly, food-stealing behemoth. When we first saw him he was with a litter of pups in the back of a steel trailer on a farm in Texas. He was lying in the food dish, on top of the food, to keep the other pups from getting what he thought was rightly his. We adopted him and gave him a good life for thirteen years. He was fiercely loyal to his two boys. He kept our yard safe from raccoons, possums, and all other manner of ferocious Ohio wildlife.

Boots and Sean 2

If you’ve ever lost a pet, particularly one you’ve lived with for a long time, you know how hard it is. Our pets become like members of our family. They become part of the rhythm of our lives. It’s going to be strange walking in…

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The River of Life — Ezra Strong

He who has ears to hear, let him hear. Wherever the river flows, life will flourish—great schools of fish—because the river is turning the salt sea into fresh water. Where the river flows, life abounds. Fishermen will stand shoulder to shoulder along the shore from En-gedi all the way north to En-eglaim, casting their nets. The […]

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Ten Things Churches Must “Get” (To have a future)

We all know that most churches are in decline.  We also know that some churches are growing and some are growing exponentially.  There are clearly some things growing churches “get” t…

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The Space in Between

purposefully commit ACTS of LOVE and Love people right where they ARE

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General Conference 2016

With Paul, I write, “I give thanks for my every remembrance of you.”  These last 23 days in Portland have reminded me again of the joy of the work of ministry among the people of the Me…

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Will you let the Christ Child sing you back to life?

He came singing love,He lived singing love,He died singing love.He rose in silence.If the song is to continue, We must do the singing. Source: Will you let the Christ Child sing you back to life?

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