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Amity Island in the Summer of ’75

In the summer of 1975, the movie Jaws was released and to this day, some forty years later, that movie is still in the minds of many Americans. This movie is a classic motion picture in the thriller genre. Who can forget the movie trailer showing the shark’s jaws coming toward you out of the water or the movie theme […]

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God is Only a “Phone Call” Away

Today it is easier then ever to find a person. Maybe it is a long lost high school or college classmate. Or maybe it is a friend who moved away and you lost contact with them. Not too long ago, the most common method of locating people was finding them in the white pages of the phone book and them […]

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Tents Are For Camping

“I treat my body like a temple, you treat yours like a tent.” Those words are lyrics from the song Fruitcakes by Jimmy Buffett. While Buffett is a songwriter and not a theologian, he certainly, at least in this song, seems to understand the importance of taking care of ourselves. So often we get confused or mislead to think that […]

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How Can That Root System Be So Big?

How well do you know plants? Here is a short quiz. Do all plants have leaves? Do all plants have flowers? And do all plants have roots? If you answered yes to the question of whether all plants have leaves you would have been wrong. Leaves are defined as having veins (vasculature), so plants such as ferns and algae that […]

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God is Your Ever-Present Anchor

Where do you run in times of trouble? Do you look to people or things for security? Or do you trust God enough to find security in Him and Him alone? When you need an anchor to cling to, commit to turn to God. He has proven Himself reliable and trustworthy. “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help […]

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Are the Books You Read Alive and Active?

In 2013, in a HuffPost/YouGov poll, 1000 people were asked how many books (print and e-books) they had read in the past 12 months. 28 percent of those surveyed said they had read no books in the past 12 months, 25 percent read between 1-5 books, 15 percent read between 6-10, 20 percent read between 11-50, 8 percent had read […]

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Praise For The Rain!

Today we want to share Psalm 65 with you. This is a beautiful hymn of praise and thanksgiving for God’s goodness to His people. One way to look at this thirteen verse psalm is tow break it down into four main themes – in praise of God’s presence in verses 1-3, the blessedness of His presence in verse 4, in […]

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Ana, Why So Many Changes?

Here in eastern North Carolina we just had a visit from our first tropical storm of 2015. Ana never reached hurricane status; she came ashore early Sunday morning just north of Myrtle Beach as a tropical storm. Sustained winds maxed out at about 45 mph, with the highest gust being 62 mph near Southport, North Carolina. She could never really […]

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day! Today we celebrate, honor and remember the love and sacrifices of Moms around the world. Our prayer today is twofold – first, for you Moms to feel loved and cherished, and second, if your Mom is still living that, in whatever way possible, you let her know how much you love and appreciate her. Thank you Moms […]

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There’s a Little Bit of Tom in All of Us!

The story goes like this… There was a young couple who went to Ocean City, Maryland on their honeymoon. We will call them Tom and Becky. Becky had a real relationship with Jesus while Tom attended church with her, but was still investigating what it meant to have faith in Jesus. One evening as they were walking on the boardwalk […]

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