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The Rat Race

     “Rat Race” was a dance popular among teens during the 1930’s, along with the “Turkey Twist” and “Bunny Hop,” but our current usage of the term “rat race” has nothing to do with the dance, but likely refers … Continue reading

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It Was No Accident

     Forty years ago, on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1982, Beverly Paul received a call from her son who “just happened” to need a ride from Bonners Ferry, ID to Libby. She took her married (and pregnant) daughter Debbie Chamberlain and … Continue reading

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Snipe Hunting

     So, have you ever been “snipe hunting”?  A snipe hunt is a practical joke or “fool’s errand.” It has been in existence in North America as early as the 1840s. An unsuspecting newcomer is duped into trying to catch … Continue reading

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Better Than Broccoli

     It was well known that the late U.S. President George H.W. Bush hated broccoli. He supposedly mentioned the fact at least 70 times while in public office.  He even banned it from Air Force One’s kitchen, telling reporters, “My … Continue reading

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Making Plans–Part III

     A couple weeks ago I wrote about how though “The mind of man plans his way, it is the LORD who directs His steps” (Pr. 16:9).  So, as we make our plans, we need to at the same time acknowledge … Continue reading

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Doers of the Word

     When I was pastoring full time, it was amazing how often there was an opportunity to put into practice the principles from God’s Word from a message I just preached, like God was seeing if I would “practice … Continue reading

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Include Him in Your Plans

     Someone said, “If you want to hear God laugh. Tell Him your plans!”  So, what are your “plans” for this new year God has permitted us to enter?  Is it wrong to make plans?  No, but we must … Continue reading

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Anticipation

     Well, if you are reading this, you not only survived 2020 with all its shutdowns and shelter-in-place orders, etc., but you also made it through 2021 and its many challenges.  Now we enter into a new year, 2022, … Continue reading

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Part of HIS-Story

     Several years ago, while I was still pastoring at Three Lakes Community Bible Church, my wife wrote a Christmas program entitled, “It’s His Story,” which related how all of history is really “His Story”– God’s dealing with those … Continue reading

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Are You Ready for Christmas?

     Well, it’s only a few days before Christmas; are you ready?   Just what is meant by that question?  How do we get ready for Christmas?  To most it probably means that they have gifts selected for everyone, packages mailed, … Continue reading

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