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Hometown Worship

Our Hometown Worship section is where you'll find our area churches directory, special features about local churches and church leaders and obituaries. Devotional pieces from Pastors Bill Mantel, Joel Seibel (Amazing Grace) and Rick Warren (A Purpose Driven Life) grace the pages of this section, along with columns by Sherida Nett.

 

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Godly guidelines for a happy marriage

Silence of Jesus

Purging procastination

What actually is the cost?

The power of testimony

Dealing with loneliness

GOD is in charge

Autumn splendor and wisdom

Forgiveness brings joy

An attitude of gratitude

Thanksgiving is upon us. A time to reflect on all the things we are thankful for. I remember one time asking my daughter Melissa what she was thankful for, thinking she was going to say, “You Daddy!” But instead she joyfully replied; “Callie Ann Marie!”

That was her cat.

I guess being thankful is relative. The thing is, instead of being thankful on Thanksgiving Day, we should be thankful every day of the year.

The one thing I am most thankful for is Christ in my life, and the peace He blesses me with. I find that when people have peace in their lives they seem more thankful. Paul writes in Colossians 3:15; “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.”

As Christ reigns in our hearts, He gives us peace and a sense of security and safety, which gives us reason to be thankful. Everything we have ...

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Silence of Jesus

Purging procastination

What actually is the cost?

The power of testimony

Dealing with loneliness

GOD is in charge

Autumn splendor and wisdom

Forgiveness brings joy

Hearing God's voice

Godly guidelines for a happy marriage

1. Establish your own private home

“Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.” Genesis 2:24.

God’s rule is specific. A married couple must leave father and mother and establish their own home, even if finances require that it be a one-room apartment. Husband and wife should decide together on such policies as these. Then she should inform her relatives and he, his. They must remain firm no matter who opposes. Thousands of divorces would be avoided if this rule were carefully followed.

2. Continue your courtship

“Above all hold unfailing your love for one another, since love covers a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:8.

“Her husband...praiseth her.” Proverbs 31:28.

“She that is married careth... how she may please her husband.” 1 Corinthians 7:34.

“Be kindly affectioned one ...

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Recent Headlines

Purging procastination

What actually is the cost?

The power of testimony

Dealing with loneliness

GOD is in charge

Autumn splendor and wisdom

Forgiveness brings joy

Hearing God's voice

From dust to dust

Silence of Jesus

There is great value in seeking silence and solitude in our lives. In this fast paced world – it is not uncommon for most of us to miss tranquil times of quiet.

Many of us always seem to be in a rush. I do not know if you realize this or not, but Jesus used silence and solitude quite a bit during His life and ministry. He did not get away by Himself just get away from people—but He used silence and solitude as a means of getting closer to God and minister more effectively to people. He knew that He needed to maintain a close relationship with God – if He wanted to be effective in His ministry. He wanted a close relationship with the father. He wanted to hear God whisper. He wanted to hear that “still small voice” of The Father speak to Him.

So – He sought solitude and silence – so that He could hear God’s voice clearer. Here are some times and places we find Jesus in solitude:

“Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And when He had fasted forty days and forty ...

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