Juneteenth

According to Wikipedia: Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is an American holiday honoring African American heritage. It commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. State of Texas in 1865. Celebrated on June 19, the term is a portmanteau of June and nineteenth,…

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Moving Day: Families and Separation

Well, I helped to move my daughter into her new apartment yesterday.  She is living off-campus now while she goes to school.  School doesn’t start until next month, so she isn’t really gone yet, but it is a bittersweet event anyhow. Last Sabbath, our congregation heard a sermonette about family. …

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Is Our Purpose To Please God?

COG Writer Robert Thiel wrote in reaction to a CG7 article about the purpose of man: The problem is that [“I was designed for the purpose of pleasing my Maker”] is incomplete at best.  Actually, you were created because “God is love” (1 John 4:8;16).   And because He is love,…

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