Do you have an insatiable appetite for approval? Most of us would quickly answer “no” but if we really had to take a long look at our souls we might answer a little differently. Do we long to be recognized? Do we hate to be overlooked or forgotten? Does it drive us crazy when we…
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Having attended the Fathers in the Field information session last Saturday, it became clear that the love and presence of a father in a child’s life has tremendous impact. On the contrary, the lack of a father in a child’s life can do tremendous damage. The pain and confusion a fatherless child experiences stems from…
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This past year, we began meeting once a month on Sunday nights for church-wide prayer.  The young adult Bible study that takes place on Thursday nights has also set aside once a month to devote to prayer.  For someone who has struggled with prayer over the years, these prayer gatherings have been refreshing for my…
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Every year at the beginning of the Christmas season I’m singing “Have a Holly Jolly Christmas; it’s the best time of the year.”  Everything is so festive and exciting!  But usually by the end of December my song changes to “So this is Christmas, and what have you done? Another year over; a new one…
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by Chip Miller Gen. 3:14-15; Luke 2:1-8 12/24/2012 Christmas Eve services at FPC Macon, GA (www.pastorchipmiller.com) INTRO  – The account of the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem, really begins in the opening chapters of Genesis.  In the first 2 chapters we have the creation of all there is. Creation of the earth and the plants and the animals…
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Christmas has become a very commercialized holiday. In the rush to buy presents and outdo last year’s gift giving, we tend to miss the true meaning of Christmas. One of my fondest memories was the time my children and I made Christmas cookies for the children at the women’s shelter in Charleston, SC. You go…
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