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Pastor Ron Dazell

A word for the wise

  Proverbs 15:2 – The tongue of the wise makes knowledge appealing, but the mouth of a fool belches out foolishness. Proverbs 15:2 has hung around as one of my favorites for a number of years.  The tongue is one of our most powerful tools.  Our words are capable of affirming the value of our

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Pastor Ron Dazell

Faith under fire

  I have been meditating on the idea that untested faith is no faith at all.  I am not sure exactly what to do with that thought.  It is not as if a person has to fall completely apart before they are able to come to saving faith in Christ, and I would not encourage

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Pastor Ron Dazell

Fear of the Lord

  Proverbs 1:7 – The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. What does it mean to fear the Lord?  I have asked this question of many people.  I have received a variety of responses, but the most common answer is respect.  We are to respect God.  I

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Pastor Ron Dazell

A man of sorrows

  King Arthur said to Lancelot in First Knight, “A man who fears nothing is a man who loves nothing; and if you love nothing, what joy is there in your life? I may be wrong.”  I think he is right.  Love is the greatest idea, and no life is complete without it.  We yearn

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Pastor Ron Dazell

Work for a cause

  My family braved the spring snow to attend the graduation of my niece last weekend.  Her high school principal emceed the ceremony.  That guy knows how to run a graduation.  He had us in and out of there in less than an hour without making it feel rushed.  I particularly enjoyed his personal advice

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Pastor Ron Dazell

Turning the page

  Spring is a season of great change.  Young couples are getting married, and schools are graduating their senior classes.  This is the time of year when many people are turning the page to a new chapter of life.  Transitions can be challenging when we are at their mercy, but they can also be tremendous

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