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Pastor’s Ponderings: December 2020

by John Armstrong   I love Christmas, I love celebrating the coming of the Lord Jesus. I love listening to Christmas music, and all that goes with the season, particularly joining together with family and friends to celebrate and enjoy fellowship. I’m particularly disappointed this year

Pastor’s Ponderings: November 2020

by John Armstrong   It is spelled, “C-h-a-r-r-e-t-t-e,” it is pronounced, /SHəˈret/. The Oxford dictionary defines a charrette as,“a meeting in which all stakeholders in a project attempt to resolve conflicts and map solutions.” Wikipedia defines it as,“an intense period of design or planning activity. The

Pastor’s Ponderings: October 2020

by John Armstrong   Spectrums, you have heard of them. They are used in every field of study from the natural sciences to sociology, psychology, and the like. It has become popular to refer to some people as “being on the spectrum.” That usually applies to

Pastor’s Ponderings: September 2020

by John Armstrong   William Shakespeare wrote the familiar words, “A rose by any other name, would smell as sweet.”  I have often taken that phrase from Romeo and Juliet and changed it from positive to negative.  Saying something like, “A rotten potato by any other

Pastor’s Ponderings: August 2020

by John Armstrong   It is hot outside.  It is hot outside and the air conditioner for the Fellowship Hall needs a new compressor.  It was new back in the 70s, but like so many things that have been around that long, replacement parts are rare

Pastor’s Ponderings: July 2020

by John Armstrong   I’m just kind of reeling because it is full on Summer and I’m not sure what happened to Spring.  My tomato plants are about four feet tall and I’m already getting zucchini out of my garden.  As you all know this has

Pastor’s Ponderings: June 2020

by John Armstrong   What is repentance? How do you measure repentance? There is repentance unto life and thenthere is every day repentance. What are you in the process of repenting? Maybe you don’treally know what repentance is. Repentance and faith are the two vital parts

Pastor’s Ponderings: May 2020

by John Armstrong   My wife and I enjoy the sport of scuba diving.  We have been divers since the second year of our marriage, so it has been a while.  If you are going to dive safely, you have to adhere to certain procedures.  Otherwise,

Pastor’s Ponderings: April 2020

by John Armstrong   I don’t know about you, but I would like someone to say, “April Fool!” and then we could all get back to our regular routine and this would all be just a strange memory.  However, that is not going to happen.  We

Pastor’s Ponderings: March 2020

by John Armstrong   An important part of the job of any leader is thinking.  I know, some of you are saying to yourselves, “Wow, that is a real PhD statement there.”  Bear with me a moment as I state the obvious.  Sometimes the speed of