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March 28 Minute Message

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Listen to Audio It has been wisely stated, “There is no acceptable substitute for honesty; there is no valid excuse for dishonesty.”  Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. The Republican National convention of 1876 was looking...

March 14 Minute Message

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You’ve undoubtedly heard this bit of wisdom, “If you aim at nothing, you’re bound to hit it.”  Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. Back in 1962, four months before President Kennedy issued his challenge to go to the...

March 21 Minute Message

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Listen to the Audio They’re unpredictable, full of disappointment, bursting with surprise and the best action on television.  Some call it madness and for good reason – even the savviest among us cannot guess who will win the collegiate basketball tournaments.  Hi...

March 7 Minute Message

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Listen to the Audio In like a lion, out like a lamb. Traditionally, that’s our expectation for this month of March. Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. I don’t know how accurate the old proverb really is, but supposedly, if March...

February 14 Minute Message

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Listen to the Audio I marvel at today’s technological advancements; many in history never envisioned this kind of continual progress. Take for example the commissioner of the U.S. Patent Office at the end of the nineteenth century. In 1895 he made a formal proposal to Congress that the...

February 7 Minute Message

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Listen to the Audio Poet Robert Frost wrote, "Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired." There is a longing deep within us to love and be loved. This week, the floral, greeting card and candy industries will profit greatly from our desire to express our love to that special...

January 31 Minute Message

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Listen to the Audio Dr. Seuss wrote, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. Reading is such an important activity; good...

January 24 Minute Message

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Listen to the Audio How often in the course of a day do you stop to check the time? It seems our whole lives are ruled by the hours of the day. Time is the great common denominator of humanity – a minute is always 60 seconds no matter who you are. Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood...

January 17 Minute Message

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Listen to the Audio It’s a simple, one-sentence prayer but it holds great promise, “Lord, give me the determination and tenacity of a weed.” Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. Do the difficult moments in life make you feel...

January 10 Minute Message

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Listen to the Audio Many countries recognize holidays with unique cultural celebrations. We would associate fireworks with the Fourth of July and gifts of flowers and candy on Valentine’s Day. Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. In...

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