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Amy Patterson – “My Thoughts”

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 2:54 pm

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. The problem starts when an individual’s opinion on a given matter is completely lacking a foundation of knowledge, objectivity, and experience. All too often, and even more so in small towns it seems (or maybe it’s just more obvious, given the smaller population – whatever), people jump to conclusions about a topic or situation without educating themselves on what they so passionately cry

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    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    A British factory worker and his wife were excited when, after many years of marriage, they discovered they were going to have their first child. According to author Jill Briscoe, who told this story, the man eagerly told his follow workers that God had answered his prayers. But they made fun of him for asking God for a child. When the baby was born, he was diagnosed with Down syndrome.

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  • Minister’s Message – “The Authority of God’s Word”

    Posted on January 13, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    Let us make 2015 a year of glorifying our Lord, putting His Word first in our life. 2 Timothy 3:10 –17 What a world we live in? People are all mixed up they are looking for the truth in a world where there are no truths. What is true for you may not be true for me is the way of the world. Folks the only truth we have is

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  • Minister’s Message – “Time for a spiritual clearance sale”

    Posted on December 30, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    Pastor Dawn Marie Turner, New Harmony and First Christian Churches   The hustle and bustle of Christmas has passed. Wrapping paper, so carefully placed, has been destroyed in a flurry of children’s eagerness to see what is underneath.  Christmas trees are reluctantly being taken down and houses are losing that shiny, glimmering Christmas glow. Christmas church services are completed, with pastors, music directors, and worship leaders glowing in God’s peace.

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  • Minister’s message – “In Christ, you are the reason for the season”

    Posted on December 23, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Often said by many Christians around Christmas is that “Jesus is the reason for the season.” This is true, although it could be expanded to “Jesus is the reason for all seasons!” For all things were made through Him and without Him nothing was made (John 1:3). Instead of seeking an acknowledgment on the part of the unbelieving world that Jesus is the reason they’re buying gifts and eating feasts;

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  • Amy Patterson – “My Thoughts”

    Posted on December 23, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Before I jump into a rant, let me begin by saying “Merry Christmas” and “Happy Holidays” (you know, for my non-Christian denominational friends). I hope you all can spend the next several days with your loved ones in spirited celebration. Now that I got that out of the way… Dear camo-clad, angry Walmart shopper man… You are a jerk. You, sir, seem to think (for what reason, I do not

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  • Amy Patterson – “My Thoughts”

    Posted on December 9, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    The internet has ruined us… I’m pretty sure. One fortunate thing about the onslaught of craziness on the interwebs the last few weeks is that it’s been quite enlightening on who should be on my Facebook friends list and who should not. First there was Ferguson. The amount of shameless judgement, racism, and finger-pointing I witnessed online made me sick. I won’t try to claim that I’m not a judgemental

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