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THE SUICIDE EPIDEMIC vs. THE POWER OF HOPE

Dear Friends, In the last couple of weeks I have had to deal with the impact of a number of suicides.  It's always incredibly difficult to minister to the family left behind when their loved one has died at his or her own hand.  My heart goes out to the family members...

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5 IDEAS FOR GODLY FATHERS

Dear Dads and Friends, HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to all you Dads out there!  This morning at Onward Church Moshe Loewenthal from Israel will be with us for worship at 10:30am at Conner Prairie.  I hope you will join us. "Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward...

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HOW TO WIN WITHOUT OFFENSE

Dear Friends, As I write this, the NBA is into their Championship Finals with Golden State leading the series against Cleveland 3-0.  The first two games Steph Curry was the offensive leader of the Warriors, and Kevin Durant led the scoring in game 3.  Of course...

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HOW TO BE GOD’S HERO

Dear Friends, This Sunday at 10:30am at Conner Prairie I begin our summer message series: "The Bible's Greatest Heroes: How You Can Be a Hero Too." WHO WAS YOUR HERO GROWING UP?  In 1961 I was 8 years old.  It was my first year playing organized baseball at Warren...

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15 FACETS OF YOUR TRUE IDENTITY

Dear Friends, It is always funny to me when someone on Facebook fails to include a profile picture.  So in its place is a silhouette of a person's face.  I think this is an illustration of how many Christians see themselves.  Instead of a clear picture of our identity...

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4 KEYS IN REARING GODLY CHILDREN

Dear Moms and Friends, Today we celebrate Mother's Day 2018.  Mother's Day has always been especially joyous for me as I celebrated my Mom, then the mother of my children, and now I also celebrate the mothers of my grandchildren. Here are 2 fun stories that our...

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THE 3 MOST IMPORTANT QUESTIONS OF MY LIFE

Dear Friends, This past week I was sharing my faith story with someone when I was reminded of one of the most profound question I have ever been asked.  This led me to consider, "What have been the most important questions in my life?" There are at least three...

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5 THINGS GOD TAUGHT ME FROM GRANDKIDS

Dear Friends & Family, This week marked the 6th Birthdays of two of our granddaughters.  Josephine and Fallon were born less than 12 hours apart on April 27 & 28, 2012.  We call them Phenie and Fallon.  Here's a picture of the two of them dancing together this Easter....

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6 BIBLICAL CONCEPTS FOR GENEROUS GIVING

Dear Friends, My Uncle Floyd (my Mom's brother) worked as a commercial concept artist for R. G. LeTourneau in Ft. Worth, Texas many years ago.  Mr. LeTourneau was a committed Christian who built some of the world's largest earth moving equipment at that time.  He was...

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5 ELEMENTS OF BEING A PEACEMAKER

Dear Friends, On the side of a hill overlooking the Sea of Galilee Jesus taught the multitude in what we call The Sermon on the Mount.  As Jesus begins His teaching He declares, "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God" (Matthew...

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HOW GOOD IS GOOD ENOUGH?

Dear Golf Fans and Friends. This week is the Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, Georgia.  For golfers this is the high point of the year as Augusta National Golf Club is as if it were holy ground.  It is also an indication that spring has come (although this year...

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