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

A New Year is Here

HELLO FRIENDS   January is an important month.   It’s a time for looking back because we must account for the way things were last year.  There was income and expenses and activities.  There were victories to build on, and there were experiences to learn from.  The sum total, the bottom line of an entire…

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Shape Your Worries Into Prayers

Hello Friends, “Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center…

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The Soul Felt It’s worth

Hello Friends, It’s the Christmas season and for most of us that means turning on and turning up the Christmas music, which to be honest sometimes feels like a couple of solid months of over-heard and over-played music. Am I right? However, this season, there are a couple of lines from the popular Christmas carol…

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Changing To An Upward Attitude

HELLO FRIENDS   The direction in which you are looking opens and limits the possibilities of what you’ll see.   It’s a simple lesson, and a “duh” example, but I’ll tell it on myself.  Recently, in the chaotic context of moving to a new home, for two days, including Thanksgiving Day, I couldn’t locate my…

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Ephesians 5:1-2

“Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children. Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ.” Ephesians 5:1-2 I am not much of a sports guy, but I married into a sports family.  In fact I have a running joke with my wife’s grandfather.  Whenever he sees me…

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Spiritual Growth Challenge

Hello Friends, This last weekend at our West Salem Foursquare Church gatherings, I issued a two-fold spiritual growth challenge.  Here they are: 1.  What are you spiritually EATING? I wanted to remind you of this, as well as invite others reading this to join us. For 21 Days in November we are following our PAUSE…

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Hearing the Word of God

HELLO FRIENDS   Of the many things I love in the Christian life, my favorite is to hear the Word of God.  When the Word is read aloud and my mind is engaged with the Holy Spirit, then God’s Word works in my life in the most important ways.   I love to read the…

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A Christ-Like Influence

Hello Friends, “Everyone has influence, but not everyone is intentional with their influence.”   This is a quote I heard many years ago and it has stuck with me ever since. As believers we are called to a different level of influence than that which the world pursues. We are to influence the world to Christ and…

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A Simple Yet Profound Scripture

Hello Friends, Here is a simple yet profound Scripture for you today. ”May our Lord Jesus himself and God our Father, who LOVED us and by his GRACE gave us eternal ENCOURAGEMENT and good HOPE, encourage your hearts and STRENGTHEN you in every good deed and word.”  2 Thessalonians 2:16,17 Notice how I emphasized a handful of words in the text. Go back and…

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Call On Jesus | Romans 10:13

HELLO FRIENDS In a world … (Oooo, did you just hear that deep-voice guy that does the movie trailers?)   Anyway, you woke up today in a world swirling in unsolved issues and strange changes.  You and I are encountering the daily temptation to jump quickly into all kinds of passionately held points of view. …

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