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The Best Worst Christmas Ever

“..........The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.” 1 John 3:8 Christmas in the Burt home is an extremely big deal. We have Christmas traditions you’d expect like attending Christmas Eve service, praying together Christmas morning and...

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Christmas in July

Did you ever wonder who dreamed Christmas in July? Come to find out it began about 84 years ago at a girls camp in North Carolina, it included Christmas Carols and a Christmas tree, along with the exchanging of gifts and fake snow made of cotton. These types of...

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BOUNTIFUL EYE – A THANKSGIVING BLOG

Thanksgiving is a time for football, food [aka gluttony] family and friends. It’s the one BRIEF moment we take to think about all that’s right and good in our lives- only to be immediately swept away by BLACK FRIDAY and the onslaught of consumeristic “HOLIDAY”...

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Give Thanks To The Lord

Psalm 107:1-3 1 Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good,For His lovingkindness is everlasting.  2 Let the redeemed of the Lord say so,Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the adversary.  3 And gathered from the lands,From the east and from the west,From the north...

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Thoughts on the Election

The “UNITED” States of America? I’m not so sure about that anymore. We are in an unprecedented time of divisiveness in our country. The day after the election, some people are in despair, others are rejoicing, yet our country has never been so divided.  In light of...

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Prisoner or Paul?

I’ve been a follower of Jesus for about 36yrs now and reading my bible for about 33yrs. Throughout these years there have been times when I’ve read my bible and was unmoved or didn’t understand what I was reading, as well as times when the words jumped off the page to...

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What Jesus Wants You To Wear For Halloween

“.....For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” 2 Timothy 1:7 Halloween has become a 5 billion dollar a year industry in the United States which is alarming to me, not so much as a Pastor, but as a human being! People...

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Don’t Forget Where You Came From!

I recently had a chance to go and witness my friend Joe and Anna's 23 year wedding vow renewal. It was awesome to see all his family and friends there in Connecticut and support them. As I began to listen to their story the first thing he said was, “Do you guys...

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LIVING IN GOD’S WILL

Fulfillment and joy and our destiny are found as we keep in step with the one who created us. God’s will is perfect. When God created us, He gave us free will to choose the path we will take and the decisions we will make that set the course of our life. The most...

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SLOW IT DOWN

My family and I were playing with videos on the slo-mo recorder on my iPhone one night and it hit me. 1. Our dogs are extremely uncoordinated! 2. Slowing things down gives you a different perspective. Have you ever slowed down enough to realize LIFE was living YOU...

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No Shortcuts

I've heard it said that patience is a virtue... Waiting can be a difficult thing in a world where everything is at your fingertips. We're living in a time where things are easily accessible : all we have to do is point and click or chat with our favorite voice...

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The Lost Dog

My daughter Elizabeth is an animal nut; I don’t know how else to put it. The joke in our home is that Elizabeth, “loves animals and tolerates people.” Maybe not a biblical view but we’re still working on her. Elizabeth owns 4 horses and 4 dogs, and my guess is that if...

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Dressed for Success

The way we dress is important because it is one of the first impressions someone will have of us. This doesn’t necessarily take a lot of money, but it does take some thought. If you just throw an outfit together, and look sloppy, you may not give the initial...

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Don’t Judge A Book By It’s Cover

Well one day I met him. It didn’t start off too well. I woke up one morning to find him on my property walking around the house. He was looking at my trees. I went outside and asked if I could help him… he told me I needed to cut down my trees because they were dead. I laughed, but he didn’t.

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Shark Tank

"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and the plate, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. You blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and the plate, that the outside also may be clean.”...

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A Transformed Life by Shani Bagga

Every person has a story about when they developed a powerful personal connection to the Almighty God. Some experiences are dramatic, others powerful, and some are just ordinary stories. But everyone has a story, which is special and unique to them. Mine is one of...

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The Power of Words

Do you realize the average person speaks 16,000 words a day which equates to 6 million words in a year! Every one of our words matters to God because our words have power. Words are a creative force that sets the course of our life. They are powerful because they can...

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