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Love One Another

by Chris Lanclos By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. John 13:35 ESV Sometime in 2011, God changed my heart and created a desire in me for Him. I really didn't have a defining moment or a day that I can pinpoint, but it was clear that things changed. Up to that point, I was at best a nominal Christian who was probably ...

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Seated

by Kathryn Dyksterhouse Have you ever felt nervous walking into a room by yourself and wondering if you will see anyone that you know? Will there be a seat at the table for you? Will you be welcomed in or glared at as the stranger? I went to a reunion last weekend. On Saturday night, there was a great banquet. There were long tables reaching the length of the banquet hal...

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French Camp Academy

Westminster's Mission of the Month for October is French Camp Academy. If you aren't yet familiar with this ministry, it is located less than an hour from Greenwood. French Camp Academy, or "FCA," is a Christ-centered home and school that exists to serve young people and families for the glory of God. In 1885, a group of Presbyterian ministers established a school for gir...

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Coming Home

by Mary Grace Conrad It's been a year to remember for the Conrad family: Jane turned ONE yesterday, (Can you believe it!!!) a new job for Alec, new school for me, and trying to figure out where to plant our feet in a church. As most of you know, Alec and I have been living in Grenada since 2015. I'm a school-based Speech Therapist, and when a job opportunity came up in Gr...

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Happiness

by Brady Warren HappinessJ.C. Ryle "Do you want to be truly happy?" is the subtitle of J.C. Ryle's treatise on Happiness. The answer for all of us to that question is a resounding yes. How can we find genuine happiness? Why is it often so elusive no matter the circumstances in our lives? Clearly and concisely, J.C. Ryle directs us to the better path. Even though he died ...

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Tithes and Offerings

by Wally Montgomery The word tithes means "tenth". God instituted tithing in the Old Testament of the Bible by requiring an obligatory offering by the Israelites to give one tenth of their first fruits. Because God had provided the harvest, the tenth was required to show God thankfulness and to provide for the Levites, festivals and the needy. Many Biblical scholars disag...

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Westminster's Mission of the Month: Greenwood Food Pantry

by Kathryn Dyksterhouse I went to the grocery store today to stock up on groceries for the week. I bought so much food that my reusable bags did not provide enough space, so I had to use several plastic bags as well. When I got home, I noticed some expired food in my refrigerator and pantry that needed to be thrown out. And I was struck by the fact that the overflowing ba...

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We Need You, Little Toe!

by Kathryn Dyksterhouse "For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body Jews or Greeks, slaves or free and all were made to drink of one Spirit. For the body does not consist of one member but of many. If the foot should say, 'Because...

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Soldier for the Lord

by Gene Stansel In the August 17, 2019, edition of World Magazinethere is a very timely article entitled "Leaving Hate Behind". The article cites several former white supremacists who abandoned their earlier youthful views and determined to live a Christ-like life. Among the "formers" is one Tom Tarrants whom I have known and considered a friend for over 45 years. I firs...

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Give Thanks In All Circumstances

by Elizabeth Hinckley Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 I'm very sad this week, and very anxious. The circumstances of my life seem to have changed dramatically over the past month, and I am tempted to despair at the changes. Some of our closest and dearest ...

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