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October 18 Minute Message

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Theologian Soren Kierkegaard wrote, “Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.”  Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. Happiness often seems elusive. Too often we live our lives pursuing those...

October 11 Minute Message

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Listen to the Audio Patience is a virtue, so the old expression goes. I also like this Chinese proverb, “If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.”  Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute...

October 4 Minute Message

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Listen to the Audio Author G. K. Chesterton wrote, “There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject; the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person.”  Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. Life is...

September 27 Minute Message

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Listen to the Audio Do you ever struggle with saying the wrong thing at the wrong time?  Is the taste of shoe leather something all too familiar?  Frank Clark wrote, “When a man eats his words, that’s recycling.”  Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks...

Minute Message September 13

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I suspect you’ve heard this before, “Success is never final and failure never total.  It’s courage that counts.”  Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. Courage inspires.  Some acts of courage transcend the...

Minute Message September 6

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What if a wealthy benefactor decided to give you 86,400 pennies a day.  That’s an annual salary of over $315,000.00!  What would you do?  Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message.  You’re allowed to use those 86,400...

Minute Message August 30

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Listen to the Audio Are you a worrier? Do you pace the floor and bite your nails? Do you ever break out in a cold sweat and feel like you have a squadron of butterflies doing aerobatics in in your stomach? Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute...

Minute Message August 23

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I like what the wise King Solomon wrote in the book of Proverbs, “Take a lesson from the ants, you lazybones.  Learn from their ways and be wise.”  Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. These tiny insects are anything but...

Minute Message August 16

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Very few of us do well in life as a solo act – we need one another to bring out the best in us. Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. Driving down unfamiliar country roads, a man soon became lost and ended up in a muddy ditch while trying...

Minute Message August 9

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Listen to the Audio D. Jackson wrote, “Great ideas need landing gear as well as wings.” The same is true for our children. Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. This week the youth our of community head back to school. One of our...

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