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Life is More Than a Hamster Wheel

Our culture tells us the faster the better, and if fast is really better, then faster is even better. Well, unless you are a race car driver or a sprinter, fast is not always best. I (Dave) was a sprinter in high school and college, and yes, being fast helped me win races, but as I found out late in […]

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Life is Full of Potholes and Speed Bumps

Life is full of potholes and speed bumps. You know the picture – it is warm sunny day and you are cruising down the smooth highway with the top down on your convertible “Little Deuce Coupe” when all of a sudden, without warning, you encounter a patch of very rough road. You slam on the brakes to slow down your […]

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Sing to God Even in the Dry Desert

Have you ever read through the Psalms? They are the Bible’s songbook, and they are a collection of prayers, praises, and hymns that are offered up to God, generally falling into one of five categories – lament, praise, royal, thanksgiving, and wisdom. Today we want to share some thoughts on Psalm 63. It is a song of David. It is […]

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No Experience Needed

Imagine for a minute that you dream of becoming a professional football player, a cardiovascular surgeon, or a day trader on Wall Street. You really want to work in one of those professions. But you have a small problem, you’ve never picked up a football in your life, you don’t like the sight of blood, and you think the terms […]

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Dig The Well Before You Are Thirsty

Life is a series of ups and downs. One day the lake is smooth and you are peacefully sailing along, and the very next day a storm is tossing and turning your boat, so much so that you are afraid you might drown. Our question to you today is, to whom, or where, do you turn when you need help […]

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Worship Location for February 21 and 28

We began meeting for worship in the Dr. Bill Gurkin Center for Scouting Ministries at Faith (UMC) Church this past Saturday night, February 14. That building has a previously scheduled event both of the next two Saturdays evenings, so… We will still be meeting at Faith Church, just in their main church building for the next two Saturdays, February 21 […]

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Disturb Us, Lord

Today we want to share a prayer attributed to Sir Francis Drake. He is said to have prayed this as he was getting ready to depart off the west coast of South America during his voyage around the world in 1577. We ask you – Are you willing to lose sight of the land in order to find the stars? […]

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God Is In Control

Today we want to briefly look at Proverbs 16:9. Below is that verse in three different translations/versions. In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps. (NIV) We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps. (NLT) We plan the way we want to live, but only God makes us able to live […]

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New Location for Worship Service

Please make note of a new meeting place for our Saturday night service. Effective this Saturday, February 14, 2015 we will be meeting in The Dr. Bill Gurkin Center for Scouting Ministries located at Faith (UMC) Church, 4143 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, New Bern, NC 28562. (The church is located across the highway from Pinecone Perennials and Ann Lynn’s […]

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Pour Yourself a Glass of Lemonade

Do you feel like the weight of the world is on you? Do you feel under pressure and not sure if you can hold up? You’ve heard the quote, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” But you find yourself thinking that you do not even like lemonade, so just keep the lemons. When life gets tough and each day […]

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