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    Autumn Thanks

    The crisp, cold air… the overcast days, the silence of the air conditioner, the lower electric bill, the aromatic smells of the Purina Plant wafting through the air ranging from fried chicken to fried chicken feathers, the browning Bermuda grass, the emerging beauty of golden trees, the more chaotic church schedules, the growing fanaticism of football fans, the growing interest in turkey prices: ALL ARE MARKINGS OF AUTUMN IN OKLAHOMA! How we, with autumnal nostalgia, prepare ourselve...  Read More...

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    For All The Saints

    Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. —Hebrews 12:1-2Rev. William W.   Read More...

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    Time After Time

    I was watching a TV show recently that used a lot of 80’s music for its soundtrack. One of the songs used was “Time after Time” by Cyndi Lauper. According to musicbanter.com, “Time after Time” was written simply because the production team felt the album needed one more song.   Read More...

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    Pray, Praise, Serve, and Obey

    Our bodies are truly amazing gifts of God, equipped with several innate, natural actions and reactions. Many of these are controlled by our autonomic nervous system which allows our heart to beat and for us to breath without thinking about it – which is a really good thing! There are also reflexes that allow our body to bypass the brain to respond to stimuli quicker.   Read More...

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    Dear Christian, Rejoice!

    Dear Christian, Rejoice!This year at Holy Trinity, the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation has been at the forefront of our minds. We have heard guest speakers throughout the year, studied the Reformation in Bible studies, watched movies about Martin Luther, and I’m sure the topic has been discussed at length in our homes! We are proud of our Lutheran heritage as we should be, and after all, the 500th anniversary only comes once.   Read More...

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    The Mind of Christ

    Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.   Read More...

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    God is God, You are Not. Know your Bible, Read it a Lot.

    There’s a professor of mine at the Seminary who’s known for some of his catchy phrases. So, one day I decided to write a funny rap about this professor and some of his phrases. It was all in good fun, and I even put together a music video with the professor (I never thought he would agree to this either).   Read More...

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    Structure

    Have you ever driven to work or school or some other frequented location so often that you find yourself going there out of habit when you weren’t supposed to or didn’t have to? I definitely have! It’s a habit, something we have done so often that it becomes natural to the point of not really thinking about it.   Read More...

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    Remembering. Forgetting.

    Remembering. God gives to us many and great blessings. Some of these blessings are so common that we never think about them in terms of being a blessing. One such blessing is our memory and the action of remembering.   Read More...

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    It's A Small World

    A pastor from Michigan called me this week about an upcoming youth gathering and noticed the area code of my phone number was the same as his wife’s family. Turns out we are from the same small city and went to the same schools growing up. Crazy right!?   Read More...

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