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December 21 Minute Message

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Listen to the Audio They were called Magi; highly educated men who were the astronomers of their Persian culture.  Most often we refer to them as the wise men.  Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. Our knowledge of these star gazers...

December 14 Minute Message

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For most of us, nothing is more personal than our names.  Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. Have you ever been addressed by the wrong name?  Awkward, isn’t it?  Do you ignore the mistake or correct the person?  And...

December 7 Minute Message

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Listen to the Audio The first snow of the season is like a fresh start – everything feels new and clean again.  Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message.  Wilson Bentley loved snow.  When the flurries began to fall the Vermont...

November 30 Minute Message

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Listen to Audio Nutritionists recommend that we drink lots of water daily for a healthy life. Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. We are surrounded by water – 71% of the earth’s surface is covered by it.  Sixty percent of our...

November 23 Minute Message

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Listen to Audio Consider the wisdom of this American proverb, “Be thankful if your life is a little harder than you like.  A knife can’t be sharpened on a piece of velvet.”   Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute...

November 16 Minute Message

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Listen to the Audio Life-changing moments most often happen when you least expect them.  Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. Indiana native, Lew Wallace, was a musician, attorney and state senator who gained national fame during the...

Seeking Contentment

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Over the weekend, we talked about Settling for Less and finding contentment in our lives. Check out the service here if you missed it! Here's the challenge for you this week: Slow down – easier said than done.  I’m not very patient behind a slower moving car, but often when I...

Generosity Reimagined

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We are spending the month of November talking about what it means to be generous, but we're also looking at how we traditionally look at generosity and thinking a little differently. Join us all month as we explore what generosity: reimagined looks like. When you hear the word generosity, what...

Minute Message October 19

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Listen to Audio Michael Pritchard wrote, “You don't stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing.”  Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message.  A woman arrived at the dentist’s office for her...

Minute Message October 12

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Listen to the Audio Elizabeth Harrison wrote, “Those who are lifting the world upward and onward are those who encourage more than criticize.”  Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. Discouragement hides in the shadows just...

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