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Sept.13, 2020 – Peace Amidst A Pandemic It’s possible! What’s in your backpack? I was in the Fishers YMCA a while back when, in the Wellness Center, there was a guy climbing the stair master with a fully loaded expedition pack strapped to his back. I asked him about it. Turns out he was training…

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The old way doesn’t cut it anymore The long freight train of COVID-19 Have you ever had a freight train throw a wrench in your schedule?  You’re already running late as you’re driving toward a crossing, when just before you get there, the lights start flashing and the bell starts clanging. You hit the brakes,…

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Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend. One of the things comedians are known for is a quickness to retort and belittle those who heckle and antagonize them. Patton Oswalt is one such comedian in America. But last year, his comeback caught a lot of people by surprise. It…

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With the school year starting up, there’s the story of a teacher who one winter was helping a kindergarten student put on his cowboy boots. He had asked for help, and she could see why. Even with her pulling and him pushing, those little boots didn’t want to go on. By the time they got…

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It’s time we speak about Jesus’ least answered prayer—and how we can become the answer to it. Jesus’ least unanswered prayer is found in John chapter 17. Following the Last Supper, Jesus prays for the men in that room, and then he prays for all who will come to faith in him. Jesus prayed for…

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Have you ever noticed that some of the best solutions come from good questions? For example, a fledgling company called Rocket Chemical Company and its staff of just three set out to find rust-prevention solvents and degreasers for use in the aerospace industry. Working in a small lab in San Diego, California, it took dozens…

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God and Adam Creation

I wonder, how do you think God feels about you? Does he love you? Like you? Put up with you? Is he angry with you? Of the two main ways Christians see God, the most common emphasizes God as King. Supreme Ruler of the Universe. King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Sovereign over everyone…

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In the town where I grew up, the 4th of July was a big deal. The morning kicked off with a parade including everybody possible: military veterans, Boy & Girl Scouts, Little League, volunteer firefighters, you name it. Next came the barbecues. The Calvanos always invited our family and a bunch of others to their…

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Happy Fathers Day, men! Have you heard the connection between Mothers Day, the YMCA, and Fathers Day? Sonora Dodd was listening to a sermon commending Moms when she thought of her Dad. You see, her Mom had died giving birth when Sonora was a teenager, leaving her Dad to raise five kids on his own.…

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