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March 22 Minute Message

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Listen to the Audio During an interview for a summer job, a teenager was asked this question, “How are you with handling irate customers?”  The young man thought for a minute and then replied, “I haven't had experience with irate customers, but I'm pretty good with irate...

March 15 Minute Message

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It’s called March Madness and for good reason – even the most knowledgeable among us can’t predict how the collegiate basketball tournaments will play out.  It seems, however, that most winning teams have a combination of three indispensable virtues: talent, perseverance...

March 8 Minute Message

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Listen to the Audio Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf said, “Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character.  But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.”  Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. Character is...

March 1 Minute Message

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Listen to the Audio I have certainly enjoyed watching some of the winter Olympics over these last two weeks.  The games always leave us with some valuable life lessons.  Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. I remember when Cathy Rigby...

February 22 Minute Message

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How often during a day do you glance at your watch or look at your smart phone to check the time?  Our entire lives are ruled by the clock – what shift we work, when we eat, or how long we sleep.   You see, time is the great common denominator of humanity – a minute is...

February 15 Minute Message

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Listen to the Audio The other day I nicked my face shaving and within seconds, the bleeding stopped.  I was once again reminded of the marvels in our circulatory system.  Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. A blood clot in itself...

February 8 Minute Message

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Listen to the Audio Forgiveness offers us a fresh start, a second chance, a do-over.  Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message.  Hawaiian Airlines Flight 446 took off in 2018 and landed in 2017.  You heard me right and no, I...

February 1 Minute Message

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When life feels overwhelming, where do you look for problem solving help?  Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. Building large solar panels to power orbiting satellites has never been a problem but getting them into space? ...Well, that can...

January 4 Minute Message

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Listen to Audio John Maxwell wrote, “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.”  Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. Most of the time we view a leader as the person out front, leading the way, but true...

December 28 Minute Message

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Listen to Audio E.C. McKenzie wrote, “What the New year brings us will depend on what we bring to the New Year.” Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. Our family tradition on New Year’s Day is to take down our Christmas...

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