Stories, thoughts and reflections on the Bible from the WSFC Staff.

Zacchaeus: Changed By Seeing Jesus

He stood there in anticipation.  He had heard rumors about this religious leader; one who had dealt so favorably with sinners like himself in the past.  Someone just like him, a publican, was even invited into the inner circle of twelve that had the opportunity to follow and learn from this Jesus – an unheard…

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Do Not Worry

There is a song I like to sing to my 17-month old son. It’s called Do Not Worry and it’s based off some scripture found in Matthew 6. I’ll summarize it for you: Look at the birds and the flowers, they are taken care of by God – Don’t you know that you are worth…

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On The Value Of Being Silent

Today, June 17, happens to be my wedding anniversary. Forty-one years of uninterrupted happiness for Sandy and me. (I used to be such a handsome young man. Just ask her.) This morning, I encountered a young couple whose wedding day is Friday of this week. Seeing them so happy and full of anticipation, as well…

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Two days ago I was catching up on some work at a downtown Salem coffeeshop. It got to be around lunchtime and I was getting hungry. A downtown favorite for me is VENTI’S. Before heading there, I asked a local businessman and friend if he wanted to join me. His answer was YES. While crossing the street,…

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