Friday Messages

“I Am He”

“I Am He”

  In chapter 18, the Gospel of John recounts the events surrounding the betrayal and arrest of Jesus. Judas arrived at the garden, bringing armed soldiers and officers of the chief priests. Rather...

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The Divine Mechanic

The Divine Mechanic

Experts. Life would be a lot easier if we had experts always available, and within easy reach. I am reminded of a time when I had mysterious brake issues with my car, a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx....

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Rest In Jehovah

Rest In Jehovah

Here at Open Door Chapel, we enjoy our church tradition of gathering together each Friday evening to welcome the Sabbath. As the Sabbath comes there often is a change in the atmosphere--a "hushing...

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God, Our Father

God, Our Father

Sitting here with my grandson on my lap, the words of a song came floating into my soul, a song often sung on Sabbath evenings. It’s No. 210 in Warrior Songs, written by Rose Tiedeman: “The Sabbath...

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Take Refuge

Take Refuge

Yesterday my wife and I were at Union Square in New York City. We sell our maple goods, honey and beef there every Monday and Wednesday year round. At times it is quite surreal as you leave the...

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Praise Him

Praise Him

On my morning walk, I often meet Ron, an 87-year-old retired lobster fisherman. About a year ago he lost his lower leg. Today he walks with a prosthetic leg almost as well as he did before. Perhaps...

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Vision

Vision

This past week I spent a lot of time "riding on the high places of the earth." Well, actually I was just standing on the roof of the Main House painting some of the dormers, but the view was...

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Holy Day

Holy Day

There is a saying that exhorts us to “Major on the majors” (instead of majoring on the minors). Of course, even if we intend to major on the majors, we still have to figure out what the majors are,...

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