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It’s just not happenstance

I cannot believe that some folks think this world came into existence with a big bang. I wonder sometimes why some think we are crazy for saying that there is a Creator, and that He is God.Now, you can get wisdom from the One who said to ask Him. He will make your heart believe in Him. You know, we have a choice to believe whatever we want to believe. If you want to believe there is no God, go ahead, but don’t discuss anything else to me.I have found out another th...

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UUF of Yellow Springs program

YELLOW SPRINGS — Service at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Yellow Springs will be “The Amenity Migrants of Cotacachi,” presented by Anisa Kline 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 3.Amenity migration refers to North Americans, usually retirees, moving to developing countries in order to enjoy a higher standard of living at a lower cost. In her talk Kline will examine one amenity migrant community in Ecuador, looking at how they perceive their new home and also the impa...

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The deceitful heart

“The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? ‘I the Lord search the heart and examine the mind,…’” (Jeremiah 17:9-10)Bottom line, God knows! Certainly He knows the why of our heart and mind. Certainly He understands us. If we just stop and think the problem is revealed.Our thoughts are all over the place. Maybe there are some people whose thoughts are focused and pure but most likely ours are free and rang...

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Inspirational Message

In my last column, I shared with you about the mission and message of our ministry. One Master Ministries is all about the lordship of Jesus Christ in every area of life. Finances are a key component to a Christian walk with God, as we should seek to be faithful in this important area.How do we deliver this message to those we serve?First, we share this important message about the lordship of Christ and financial faithfulness through small groups. One Master Ministries l...

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Guest pastor visits

XENIA — First United Christian Church will host a pre-anniversary service 3 p.m. Sunday, July 27 at the church, 626 N. Columbus Ave. Guest Pastor will be Elder William Garr. The 7th Street Christian Church will present their choir from Paris, Ky.

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Ticket to Ride to perform

BEAVERCREEK — Beatles cover band Ticket to Ride will preform at the 40th Ruby Jubilee Anniversary Free Concert, 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2 at Trinity, 3218 Indian Ripple Road in the Southwest Lawn.Ticket to Ride is the ultimate Beatles tribute band, their sound will take concert goers through the fun music of the band.

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The letters I write are from God

The Bible talks so much about loving one another. God is love, and I am made in His image. I’m walking with Jesus, the One who came to die and take away my sins so I could get to heaven. The words I speak are straight from the heart. God looks upon the heart, so I’m okay.I keep saying in a lot of my letters, the truth will set you free. Knowing heaven is at hand, what else is there? Every day is the best day of my life. Yes, trouble tries to interrupt my walk with God, ...

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The aerial view

The verse of the day is Psalm 37:23. “The steps of the godly are directed by the Lord. He delights in every detail of their lives.”Recently while visiting a friend we got talking about the large pine trees in her front yard. They were randomly scattered around the lawn and over time had grown large and full. For many years they had provided hiding places for the children who played around them. For many hours they were an obstacle course for the lawn mower that had circ...

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Inspirational Message

If you have been a reader of this column for a number of years or since the beginning in April of 2011, you know from my biographical line at the end that I am with One Master Ministries.One Master Ministries is based on the scripture, “No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and wealth.” (Matthew 6:24)This passage of scripture indicates there i...

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Kings Brass coming to Xenia

XENIA — Dayton Avenue Baptist Church of Xenia will host a free concert 7 p.m. July 25 at the church, 1121 Dayton Ave. Kings Brass, a nine-piece ensemble has been performing for 35 years. The group, which features sacred, patriotic and pop music, has played all over the world. Cedarville University graduate and Greene County resident is a trumpet player in the group. An ice cream social will follow the concert.

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Devotional: Not overcome

“‘I will make you a wall to this people, a fortified wall of bronze; they will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you to rescue and save you,’ declared the Lord.” (Jeremiah 15:20)God watches out for His own. Jeremiah had a very difficult mission and one that he even had questions about. In seeking the Lord’s confirmation he is told that his opposition will not prevail against him. It is not that he will not be attacked but that ...

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He keeps our tears in his bottle

I sit and write these letters that I write and sometimes I just cry. I just can’t stop them, and unless you know me you won’t know the reason. In Psalm 56, it talks about our tears, and says they are precious to Him. God knows why tears run down our face, that’s why He wrote it in His book.When I look back and see my life, I cry tears of dismay. To know what I went through, that He was there all the time probably crying for me and sometimes when I think of it, I j...

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Payne Theological Seminary offering free course

WILBERFORCE — Payne Theological Seminary will conduct a course entitled, “Marketplace Ministry in the African-American Context,” 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 29–Aug. 1 at the Seminary.The course is designed to help students explore the various ways in which pastors and church leaders can access multiple sources of capital to fuel church growth and community revitalization. Students will examine biblical and other paradigms, strategies and practical applications to ...

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Glory Ministries Church to honor pastor

XENIA — Glory Ministries Church will host its sixth pastoral celebration, honoring its pastor, the Rev. Dr. Gloria Dillon Sunday, July 20 at the church, 880 Hoop Road.The deacons of the church, Joyce Filer and Eddie Scott will welcome the public to two worship services, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The 10 a.m. worship service will be with the church associate ministers the Rev. Godfrey Day and the Rev. Vicky Kidd, who will deliver the morning message.The 4 p.m. worship servi...

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Unitarian church fellowship

YELLOW SPRINGS — Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Yellow Springs will host a program 10 a.m. Sunday, July 20 themed “Writers Read: Sixth Annual.” This popular annual event showcases the talented writers of our UU Fellowship community. Joy Fishbain coordinates the program of poetry and prose readings. A light lunch of salad and bread follows the program. All are welcome.Religious education classes are available for youth in preschool to sixth grade, beginning a...

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Weird Animals VBS at St. Andrew Lutheran Church

ENON — “Weird Animals” Vacation Bible School at St Andrew Lutheran Church will be held from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, July 27 through Thursday, July 31, for kids age 3 through sixth grade. All VBS families are invited to an opening picnic from 5-6 p.m. July 27 in the outdoor pavilion.At Weird Animals VBS kids will discover that Jesus’ love is one of a kind through incredible Bible-learning experiences. Each day kids will participate in small groups, called Zoo Crews,...

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Inspirational Message

When was the last time you really enjoyed your work? Impossible? Many would say “yes” but many others would say, “It really is possible to find fulfillment through our work.”God created work for man even before the Fall in the Garden of Eden. We know work is a good creation from the Lord. He gives us the opportunity to find fulfillment in our work as we submit to Him and seek to love those around us in Jesus’ name. As the Holy Spirit lives in and throu...

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