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Wednesday, 05 October 2011 19:19

Thoughts About Trust

Written by Bob Crittendon

There was a time in America when a handshake meant that two parties agreed with each other, when people believed the best of one another, and when the words of someone’s mouth were reliable. These are values that are consistent with Biblical principles, such as “Thou shalt not bear false witness” or “Let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes’ and your ‘No’ be ‘No’”. But, in an age of moral relativism, when so many people engage in doublespeak and swim in a sea of ambiguity, collectively, we could ask the question, “So, who do you trust?”

Wednesday, 05 October 2011 19:17

Overcoming the Love of Money

Written by Lou Priolo

Last month we reviewed some of the dangers and pitfalls associated with the love of money. This time I would like to suggest what you can do to overcome the love of money.

Wednesday, 05 October 2011 19:10

My Spiritual Journey as a Seeker

Written by Mike and Lisa Conn

Mike and Lisa Conn teach a class on Sunday mornings at Frazer UMC called “Family Teams for Christ” (FTC). A 9-month course, FTC is attended by military and civilian couples who desire to strengthen their marriage and family using God’s blueprints. The first block of instruction is “Our Spiritual Journey” which helps identify one’s spiritual path as well as build a spiritual foundation for marriage.

Wednesday, 05 October 2011 19:07

Where Did 9-11 Take You?

Written by Kim Hendrix

Romans 8:6: “The mind of a sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace…”

Wednesday, 05 October 2011 19:06

Should We Buy a House Now?

Written by Dave Ramsey

Question: My husband and I have been married for three months, and we’re debt-free. Right now, we’re trying to save up a 20 percent down payment for a house. I work for a real estate company, and they’re really pushing us to take advantage of a first-time homebuyer deal. The program offers 100 percent financing, no money down and no private mortgage insurance. They say it’s a great deal. What do you think?

Wednesday, 05 October 2011 19:05

Pastor’s Perspective

Written by Mike Chitwood, Cloverdale Baptist Church

The word “peace” may be a strange word to our culture, and even to us. The world we live in is certainly going through some troubling times. You as an individual may ask yourself, “What on earth can I do to make the world a more harmonious place?” Let me encourage you to begin with yourself. After all we have more control over our own behavior than we do anyone or anything else. By changing ourselves we can be an example to our community that we have a choice in how we respond to the chaos around us. In time this can inspire others to make the positive changes they may need to in their own attitudes.

Thursday, 01 September 2011 18:06

“Hyperadjectivity”

Written by Bob Crittendon

Lawmakers in Washington held their noses recently as they voted on legislation raising the debt ceiling, authorizing the U.S. Government to borrow more money in order to meet its obligations. A number of those lawmakers, some of whom were elected in 2010 advocating a message of a more responsible government, contributed to making this a watershed moment - they decided that the nation did not need to borrow more money without cutting spending. As the debate heightened, some advanced the idea of raising taxes to generate more revenue, while others believed that only spending reductions were necessary.

Thursday, 01 September 2011 18:04

Mastering Materialism Part 2

Written by Lou Priolo

Last time we looked at some of the characteristics of materialistic individuals (covetous people who love money and what it can do for them more). This month I would like to consider the dangers and pitfalls associated with the love of money. It is not just the wealthy who are in jeopardy, but the wanna-be wealthy as well.

The year was 1980. Mike and I had been dating over a year. And I was mad. I was very mad. I was more than mad—I was scared. I was scared because I was on the verge of losing my heart, and I knew it.

Thursday, 01 September 2011 17:54

Lifting Up and Letting Go

Written by Kim Hendrix

Isaiah 40:31: “Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

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