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I Refuse (thoughts from Tom)

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I REFUSE!  I refuse to let the circumstances of this pandemic define, refine or confine who I am internally!  I refuse to let worry call the shots. Anxiety never accomplished anything positive in life! I refuse to succumb to fear and its dictates. Fear cripples us, restrains us...

January 2020 Minute Messages

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January 2 Audio This is the first full week of this new year and most of us are wondering how it will turn out. Will it be a year of success or one fraught with failure? As 2020 unfolds, remember this, patience and perseverance will lead to achievement.  The next time you use a spoon...

February Minute Messages

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February 6 Audio February 13 Audio February 20 Audio We celebrate President’s Day this week so a peek at the distant past seems appropriate. Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. In the year 1754, George Washington was serving as a...

Minute Messages - 11/14 & 11/21

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Listen to Audio In our hectic world, it is hard to keep our priorities straight.  The overwhelming daily distractions make it difficult to stay focused on the important matters of life.  Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. Have you...

Minute Messages 12/5 and 12/12

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Listen to the Audio 12/5 Well, we’ve entered that season when on any given day the meteorologists may warn us about an impending snow.  So far, we’ve had only a light dusting and a few flurries, but more snow is inevitable.  Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks...

October 24 & 31 Minute Messages

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October 24 Audio Author Sam Levenson wrote, “It's so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and then don't say it.” Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. We talk about wisdom being in short supply as if there was a...

October 10 & 17 Minute Messages

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October 10 Listen to the Audio The word “autumn” – the formal word for this season – has its roots in the Latin but was first found in the English language in the 14th century. By the 17th century, however, so many people referred to the falling of the leaves or when...

October 3 Minute Message

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October 3 Audio Pat Morley wrote, “Encouragement is food for the heart and every heart is a hungry heart.”   Encouragers pour hopeful words and bright smiles into the dull, overcast moments of life.  Do you know where we get our English word encourage?  It comes...

September Minute Messages

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September 5 Audio Life is not designed to be a “stress rehearsal” and yet that’s what many of us make it.  We spend our lives stressed to the max.  The John Hancock Tower in Boston was completed in 1972 but couldn’t be used for another four years due to a...

August 14-29 Minute Messages

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August 14 Audio You’ve heard it before, “Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.”  Some things, however, are just ugly from any angle.  The eel-like hagfish – so named for its ugly appearance – has no eyes, teeth or backbone.  And when attacked, its...

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