A Word from Rick: June 3, 2022

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Pentecost, Pentecostal, Pentecostalism … what do the words bring to mind? Some will think of an overly enthusiastic church filled with people waving their arms, speaking incoherently, and fainting to the ground. Others will think of that day written about in the book of Acts which is often called the read more »

A Word from Rick: May 20, 2022

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Warning: I’m going to run a well-known and beloved saying into the ground with overuse. With that in mind… In the movie “Forrest Gump,” the lead character, Forrest, repeats an expression his mother had told him about life and the many surprises it brings. In what is now an iconic read more »

A Word from Rick: May 6, 2022

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What a weekend! The temperature is predicted to reach 95+ tomorrow. But the important news is that it will be Mother’s Day. A day set aside to give thanks for all the sacrifices mothers have made for their children, and more. It can also be a complicated day. In the read more »

A Word from Rick: April 29, 2022

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Some weeds have flowers, some flowers have thorns. Some soil is good for many types of plants, but not for all. Some plants are good for people to eat providing nutrients to live on, others have medical uses. There are some that are downright poisonous to people, pets, livestock… seemingly read more »

A Word from Rick: April 22, 2022

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After Easter, now what? So much work, emotion, and worship have gone into celebrating God’s grace and love in Jesus the Christ, and the significance it holds for us, we may wonder, ‘What next?’ As for myself, I want to sleep. But just for a short while! Fortunately, there is read more »