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Why art thou cast down, O my soul?

WHEN the Psalmist (Psalm 42:5) gave utterance to these words, his spirit was dejected and his heart was heavy within him. In the checkered career of David there was not a little which was calculated to sadden and depress: the cruel persecutions of Saul, who hunted him as a partridge upon the mountains, the treachery of his trusted friend Ahithophel, the perfidy of Absalom, and the remembrance of his own sins, were enough to overwhelm the stoutest. And David was a man of like passions with us: he was not always upon the mountain-top of joy, but sometimes spent seasons in the slough of despond and the gorge of gloom. But David did not give way to despair, nor succumb to his sorrows.

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Distracted? Overwhelmed? Burdened? Busy?

Distracted…Overwhelmed … Burdened… Busy

All the time my brain is full of the many to do lists I have. I’m always trying to check off as many as I can. Ministry is an amazing adventure, when Sunday morning comes around “The Big Day”  Everything we do is in preparation for that day. The first and third Sundays at the church are particularly busy as we have a brunch after the morning service and preparing for the ever growing children’s ministry.

I am very excited about the growth but there was a sense of business and worry that started to take over. The questions of the morning begin…

Was it communicated clearly?

Will the volunteers show up?

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Be Still and Know

 

At a recent MORE service Pastor Aaron challenged us to "be still" and listen for God to give direction. Coincidentally a devotional I subscribe to provided this insight into being still.

Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations.  I will be exalted in the earth.                                                              Psalm 46:10

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Bible convention celebrates bumper turnout

More than 1,000 adults and hundreds of children and young people took part in the third annual Bible By the Beach at the end of April, the convention's largest turnout so far.

 

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Apple Fixes Tracking "Bug"

Just two weeks ago, Apple took a rare hit to their so-called “reality distortion field”. A pair of researchers found a file on the iPhone that seemingly tracked the iPhone owner’s location (based on which cell towers they were connecting to) going back as far as a year.

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