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Cast All Your Burdens Upon Jesus

The Christmas Season is stressful for most of us. The holidays present us with a dizzying array of demands – we have too many gifts to buy and wrap, too many parties to host or attend, cookies to bake, a string of tangled up lights that need hung (and just how did they get so tangled?), and let’s be honest, […]

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Cookies And Coffee: A Perfect Pair!

When you are in beautifully decorated downtown New Bern this Christmas Season supporting the local merchants and restaurants, please stop in and buy a hot or cold beverage from Ed Ruiz and his staff at Trent River Coffee Company at 208 Craven Street and with that drink enjoy a free cookie compliments of Twin Rivers Vineyard Church.

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Slow Down and Make A Pit Stop

We are a world that is in perpetual motion. We run full bore from the minute we climb out of bed until the moment we collapse back into bed at night. Then once we climb back into bed at night we roll around and find ourselves not able to sleep; our bodies are exhausted but our minds are still racing, […]

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Great Is Thy Faithfulness!!!

God inspired us to plant Twin Rivers Vineyard Church through a dream dating back to 1998 that included this park bench in New Bern. The journey has been long with many twists and turns, but through it all, God has been faithful in His promises, and we know He will be faithful forever. Deuteronomy 7:9 says this of God – […]

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Leave Singing “I Did It My Way” To Karaoke!

We are a society that regularly sings the chorus from a song written by Paul Anka and popularized by Frank Sinatra. You know the song, titled “My Way,” and the words, “I did it my way.” But did you know that the song is set to music based upon the French song “Comme d’habitude” (French for “as usual”) composed in […]

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Fill Your Cup To Overflowing!

You have heard the statement that a person can live for days, weeks, or even months without food (really, you can!), but go 2 or 3 days without water and it could kill you. Why is that? In terms of water, on average 50-70% of our body weight is water and just about everything we do uses (and thus our […]

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What Is Your Flashlight Worth?

We never really appreciate the value of something until we go to use it and it does not work. You are sitting in your house, enjoying a nice evening with friends in front of a roaring fireplace, sipping egg nog, and telling stories of days gone by. Suddenly the power goes out and other than the flickering light from the […]

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Some Days Are Not Smooth Sailing

Life is not always smooth sailing. Sure there are days when the skies are sunny and cloudless and the seas are smooth as glass. But there are also days when the clouds are dark and gloomy and the waves are crashing onto your boat. Maybe after some routine blood work the doctor calls and says, “We need to talk.” Or […]

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Gold Medals, Are They Really Gold?

You’ve just won your first Olympic gold medal. Congratulations! But upon further review, you really just won yourself a silver medal with gold plating. Both gold and silver medals awarded to the first and second place finishers at the Olympic Games are made of 92.5% silver, with the gold medal being plated with at least 6 grams of gold, thus […]

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What’s In The Black Bag?

The NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Johnny Unitas once said, “There is a difference between conceit and confidence. Conceit is bragging about yourself. Confidence means you believe you can get the job done.” We all know people who like to brag about themselves, but when the rubber hits the road their tires are often flat. We also know people who […]

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