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Minute Message December 1

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Listen to the Audio It has been wisely said, “A good laugh is sunshine in a house.”  Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message.  The capacity to laugh is a wonderful gift from God and distinguishes us from the rest of his...

Minute Message November 24

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Listen to the Audio Every November our congregation hosts a traditional Thanksgiving meal for international students and families living in Bloomington.  We Americans often forget that this cherished holiday is unique to our country and those who visit our shores want to share in the...

Minute Message November 17

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Listen to the Audio Do you ever feel like your efforts go unnoticed? You work just as hard as the next guy, but he gets all the credit. Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. Does the name William Dawes sound familiar in your study of American...

Minute Message November 10

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Listen to the Audio The measure of your true wealth is what you'd be worth if you lost all your money. Hi I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. Eighty-one years ago this month, Parker Brothers introduced America to a board game that is still a hot...

Minute Message November 3

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The next time someone accuses you of being thin skinned, just smile and remind them that the thickness of your skin is just right. Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. Our skin, the largest bodily organ, covers the entire surface of our body...

October 20 Minute Message

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Listen to the Audio It’s beginning to happen all around us – just open your eyes to the beauty. Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. For those who have never lived in southern Indiana, they may not quite understand the thrill. The...

October 13 Minute Message

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Listen to the Audio You’ve heard this before, “Imitation is the highest form of flattery.”  Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message.  As autumn progresses, I miss the sounds of songbirds around our home and none sings...

Encouragement for Parenting

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There is much to remember about parenting. On Sunday, Tom preached about parenting and the end of his sermon is worth reading and repeating... Here is the bottom line: Do your best to make growing up for children as positive and pleasant as it can be. Shelter them a bit - there will be...

September 29 Minute Message

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Listen to the Audio “Every word is a seed. If you plant crab apples, don’t count on harvesting Golden Delicious.” Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. Autumn made its grand entrance last week and I’m looking forward to a...

September 22 Minute Message

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a physician, a world famous writer and a master at observation and problem solving. He authored numerous articles, short stories, and historical novels, but is best remembered as the creator of that eccentric, fictional sleuth, Sherlock Holmes. Hi, I’m Tom...

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