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November 6 Minute Message

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Listen to Audio Lillian Dickson wrote, “Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once.” Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. Life is priceless; are you making the most of every moment, or does...

October 30 Minute Message

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Listen to the Audio From the Diary of Ann Frank come these words of wisdom, “Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.” I like the way the book of Proverbs teaches a similar truth, “Take a lesson from the ants, you lazybones. Learn from their ways and be...

Minute Message - October 23 - Tom Ellsworth

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Listen to the Audio Perhaps you’ve heard this bit of wisdom in the past: if you don’t stand for something, you will likely fall for anything. Convictions are important; they are like beacons in the night that guide our actions and our decisions. A conviction is a belief that you...

Tom's Minute Message - October 9

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Listen to the Audio I like this Chinese proverb, “If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.” Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. Patience may be a virtue, but it’s not easy to...

September 18 Minute Message

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Listen to Audio Arnold Glasow wrote, “The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.” Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. Not only is patience a virtue, it is necessary for building...

September 11 Minute Message

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Listen to the Audio Human biology creates a brain, but God creates the mind and soul. Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from the Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. The brain is an incredible organ. Believe it or not, it is comprised of about 75% water! Your brain consists of about...

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Listen to the Audio Some historical achievements are monumental in the length of time required to accomplish them. In 1337 England and France engaged in a 116 year conflict that would be remembered as the Hundred Years War. Four thousand Egyptians labored 20 years to build Pharaoh Khufu’s...

New Series: Cross Training

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This weekend kicks off our new series, Cross Training: Five Steps to a Stronger Faith. Here is a little bit of what we'll be talking about for the next five weeks. September 7: Eat Healthy – Food for one’s spirit is as important as food for the stomach. What kind of “soul...

Tom's Minute Message

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Listen to Audio Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.” Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. Life in the waters around Antarctica is impossible for many creatures...

Tom's Minute Message (August 21)

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When looking for happiness, most people focus on themselves. We tend to believe that contentment comes from satisfying our own wants, but in reality it’s just the opposite. Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. Focus your attention on...

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