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Friday, May 5, 2023 - Devotional from Pastor John Hartman

“Scripture Alone” You might be interested to know that William Shakespeare’s 46th birthday was in the same year that the King James Bible was translated, – the year 1611. And the translators of the King James Bible wanted to honor the famous playwright in their translation of Psalm 46. In the King James’ translation of Psalm 46, if you count 46 words from the b...

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Friday, December 2 Devotional from Pastor John Hartman

"Holy Misfits" Have you ever felt like a misfit? Have you ever felt like a misfit for God? Do you ever feel like a red-nose in a brown-nosed reindeer world? I read that that Americans undergo about 11.5 million cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures each year. Now, I'm not knocking plastic surgery, but here we are the most wealthy and powerful nation in the world, ...

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Friday, April 1 - Devotional from Pastor John Hartman.

From the Pastor "The Happiest Meal" In an article written forChristianity Todayseveral years ago, Pastor John Ortberg shared about taking his young children to the "shrine of the Golden Arches" (in other words, McDonald's).They always wanted the same thing when they went to eat there.If they got it, the trip was a success.If not, it was sheer misery. The odd part is ...

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Friday, November 14 devotional from Pastor John Hartman

"Stay Hungry.Stay Foolish" It was 10 years last month that Steve Jobs, the founder ofAppleComputer, died at the age of 56.Steve Jobs may go down in history as our generation's Thomas Edison, because of all the technological advances that changed the way we live. Back in 2005, Steve Jobs was giving the commencement address to the graduating class at Stanford Universit...

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Friday, October 29 Devotional from Pastor John Hartman

"Taking Off Our Masks" I love the story of the man who went to the zoo to ask for a job.Unfortunately, the only thing they had available for him was a gorilla costume.The Zoo Director wanted him to dress up like one, because the zoo didn't have a gorilla.The man had no other options, wasn't really in a position to bargain, and so, he accepted the job.He took his job v...

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Trunk or Treat, Saturday, October 30, 2021 - 4:00 to 5:30 PM

Please join us in the parking lot of the Family Life Center for Trunk or Treat. There will also be hayrides, scavenger hunt and the opportunity to vote for your favorite trunk. Please come join the fun! ...

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Devotional Friday, October 15, 2021 from Pastor John Hartman

"Lay Your Foundation" Rodney Dangerfield, the guy who gets no respect, tells the joke,"I asked my old man if I could goice-skating on the lake.He told me, 'Wait till it gets warmer.'"While humorous, that would not be good for Rodney, nor any of us, -- because with a weak foundation, only bad things can happen that can hurt us, harm us, and have us fall through the crack...

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Friday, December 10, 2021 - Devotional from Pastor John Hartman

"Jesus Christ, FDNY" I have the feeling this weekend is going to be a hard for a lot of people in this country.Not only are we still dealing with the effects of the pandemic, but now there is a Delta variant that has created confusion, fear, and anger.Emotions are running hot and high, in many different areas of life.However, this weekend will also be difficult for anot...

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Friday, April 30 - Devotional from Pastor John Hartman

"Care and Comfort" In his book, "A Grace Disguised," Jerry Sittser, professor at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington writes about an experience that we can only hope will never happen to us.His two oldest children were in elementary school and studying Native American culture.He and his wife Linda decided to pack up their kids and do a family field trip to attend ...

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Friday, April 16 - Devotional from Pastor John Hartman

"Known By God" In a scene in Eugene Ionesco's play The Bald Soprano, a man and a woman strike up a conversation over dinner.They smile at the fact that they both rode downtown on the same commuter train that morning, that both are married, and, -- will coincidences never cease, that they both live on the same floor in the same apartment complex!The parallels between the...

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