Watch The Shadows

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Morning thoughts from Pastor Tim


This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Merry Christmas!
Happy New Year!
I spent part of my Christmas Day Photshopping a picture for my sister in law.
She had, on her camera, a picture of her, her husband, the twins, and their girlfriends.
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All Shook Up

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Morning thoughts from Pastor Tim


This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

It’s Christmas Eve and I have the day off so I laid around a bit more this morning.
Linda and I had our Christmas coffee in bed watching the news and a few old shows.
At one point I took a swallow of coffee and it went down the wrong pipe causing me to cough and gag. Continue reading

What Does Christmas Mean To You?

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Morning thoughts from Pastor Tim

This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

 I was listening to the radio the other day and heard the Nat King Cole classic 1961 Christmas Song.
chestnutsI know you have heard the lyrics.

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire,
Jack Frost nipping on your nose,
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir,
And folks dressed up like Eskimos.

While this song is symbolically romaticized at Christmas and gives a warm feeling inside, for me, I’ve never had a chestnut.
I’ve had Jack Frost nipping at my nose but that’s more in January and February.
Folks don’t dress up like Eskimos in Texas; it’s just not cold enough.
And how about this Christmas song made famous in 1942 by Bing Crosby.

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas
Just like the ones I used to know
Where the treetops glisten,
and children listen
To hear sleigh bells in the snow

Once again it’s a great song that conjures up cozy seasonal thoughts of the child like faith in Christmas.
I’ve never heard sleigh bells in the snow or any other place.
My Christmases are never white and the treetops don’t glisten.
Perhaps in other areas of the country these songs are a real tribute to what others may experience.
For me Christmas is a cold drizzle outside and a warm fire inside.
Christmas is the glistening of red and green of traffic lights reflecting on a wet street.
It’s lights on a house, the smell of a fir, and the truck sliding around in red mud.
But there is common ground for all of us, whether your Christmases are white, you eat chestnuts, dress up like an Eskimo, or wear shorts and flip-flops.
And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. Luke 2:7
For all of us Christmas should be foremost about the birth of our Savior.

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Chosen In Christ

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Morning thoughts from Pastor Tim


This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

On yesterdays radio program, I was privileged to have Amy Downey as my guest.
She is a Christian evangelist to the Jewish people.
I, for one, cannot think of a better effort than to reach God’s chosen, though I believe He chooses us in Christ; He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world Eph 1:4 Continue reading

You’re Richer Than You Think

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Morning thoughts from Pastor Tim


This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

scrooge“Christmas a humbug, uncle!” said Scrooge’s nephew.  “You don’t mean that, I am sure.”
“I do,” said Scrooge.  “Merry Christmas!  What right have you to be merry?  What reason have you to be merry?  You’re poor enough.”
“Come, then,” returned the nephew gaily.  “What right have you to be dismal?  What reason have you to be morose?  You’re rich enough.”

You may recognize that passage from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.
I chuckle every time I read it.

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Look What God Taught Me To Do!

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Morning thoughts from Pastor Tim

This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

dvdI made a DVD!
Now I want you to know that I am computer literate but this is the first time I have made a DVD that you can watch on a DVD player.
I’ve been able to make videos and put them on a CD or upload it on the Internet so you can view watch it on your computer but I’m really excited about doing this. Continue reading