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July 7 Minute Message

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As we celebrate our nation’s birth, pause to remember everyone who made it possible.  Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message.  The names of our country’s famous founders are well known, but John Hanson, Israel Bissell, Mary...

June 30 Minute Message

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Few of us would recognize the name Robert Heft, but one might say he was the Betsy Ross of the twentieth century. Hi I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. As a 17-year-old in 1958, Bob designed a 50-star American flag for a class project but his...

June 23 Minute Message

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It has been wisely said, “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.”  Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. Unfortunately, we often reverse those two relational principles.  Frequently we attack...

June 16 Minute Message

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Is close enough really good enough? After all, almost only counts in horseshoes, hand grenades and skunks. Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. Whatever happened to the virtue of giving one hundred percent?  Is striving for almost truly a...

This is My Song!

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We began our first summer series on June 5. This is My Song is all about some of your favorite hymns and worship choruses and why they matter to you. Join us for this great series that continues through July 10 at both Sherwood Oaks Bloomington locations! June 5: How Great is Our God June...

June 2 Minute Message

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Listen to the Audio Musician Jimmy Lyons wrote, “Tomorrow is the only day in the year that appeals to a lazy man.”  Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. The aggressive issues of society, like anger, abuse or greed, are easily...

May 26 Minute Message

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Listen to the Audio In his Gettysburg address, President Lincoln said, “…in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground.  The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or to...

May 19 Minute Message

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Listen to the Audio I like this old Chinese proverb: “What is told in the ear of a man is often heard one hundred miles away.”  Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. Rumors can be dangerous so be cautious what you share as...

May 12 Minute Message

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Listen to the Audio Race driver, Rick Mears said, “To finish first you must first finish.”  Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. Growing up in the Hoosier state the month of May always brought with it the excitement of the...

May 5 Minute Message

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Listen to the Audio Inventor Thomas Edison wrote, “The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around.”  Hi I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. Smart phones and tablets have made a vast amount of information available to...

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