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August 1 & 8 Minute Messages

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August 1 Minute Message A distant rumble with the cadence of gently falling rain can be peaceful.  But add thunder crashes, howling wind and jagged streaks of lightening, and it becomes unnerving.  What do you do when the storms of life batter you mentally, emotionally, and...

July Minute Messages

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July 3 Minute Message You’ll most often hear the words in a rerun of an old western.  The scene is a country cemetery and the painfully solemn parson stands over the grave and utters these last words, “Ashes to ashes, dust to dust…”  In other words, when life...

Update on Elsie

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On Sunday, July 21, Elsie had a fall and broke her hip, resulting in surgery while they are on vacation (as announced at the end of the 11:00am service at East). Here is an update from Tom as of today: "Surgery went well and we appreciate all the prayers and support so much. Hope to be home...

May Minute Messages

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Miss a Minute Message in May? Get caught up below: May 2:  Listen A.W. Tozer wrote, “Faith is seeing the invisible but not the nonexistent.”  For more than two decades, science has benefited from the Hubble Space Telescope’s new insights. Prior to its deployment...

April Minute Messages

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Miss an April minute message? Here they are! April 4: Very soon our southern Indiana hills will explode in the colors of spring. Only God could paint such a glorious scene.  When the dogwood blooms, I’m always reminded of the folk tale that surrounds this gnarled little tree. Legend...

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...

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