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Rev. Drs. Casey and Bob Baggott

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Don’t obsess over your permanent record … God doesn’t

Do you remember being told as a child that you must never, ever get into trouble in school because a

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Local houses of worship key to building bridges

We often hear people lament that our communities just aren’t what they used to be. People have mov

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Are you a creature of habit? Time to get out of that rut

Are you a creature of habit whose every behavior is measured, predictable, and planned? Although we

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Don’t entomb yourself in misery and apathy …‘Come Out!’

Have you heard the humorous story about the friends who were discussing death? One of them asked the

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Steer clear of fear as you navigate troubled waters

This story may be closer to legend than fact, but when we heard it gave us pause. Here’s the st

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Earn ‘points’ by understanding, praising God’s grace

John Jewell tells the story of the man who came to the gates of heaven and was greeted by St. Peter.

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Positive benefits of pretending can lead to whole new life

There are things that matter because they are tangible, solid, real and objective. And there are thi

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Think deeply about all of the New Year’s possibilities

How do you celebrate the New Year? We’ve hailed the dawn of a fresh year in a whole variety of way

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The Christmas story: A way to ‘make it better’

Author Emil Brunner tells a story of 9-year-old Jenny, who had heard the Christmas story many times,

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Living sermons: Letting our actions do the talking

Fred Craddock was a formidable presence in the world of preaching for decades. As the Distinguished

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Let us love as God loves – indiscriminately

Do you remember Billy Carter, President Jimmy Carter’s brother? In Jimmy Carter’s book, “An Ho

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Step over your ‘thin black line’ into God’s embrace

Some years ago Nayda Cole wrote an article for the Park Ridge Center’s journal, Making the Rounds,