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Minute Message June 14

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Listen to the Audio Vietnam veteran, Adrian Cronauer, wrote, “The American flag represents all of us and all the values we hold sacred.”  This week, June 14th, our country celebrates a little remembered moment called Flag Day.  Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood...

Minute Message - May 31

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Listen to Audio An old African Proverb states, “The one who listens is the one who understands.”  That’s wise advice.  Listen carefully; you never know when you might hear something that will impact the future. Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian...

Minute Message - May 24

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Are you an optimist or a pessimist?  If your answer is that you often view life through a negative lens, you might want to change your focus.  Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. A comedian put it this way, “A pessimist's blood...

April 26 Minute Message

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Listen to Audio Sydney Harris wrote, “Our dilemma is that we hate change and love it at the same time; what we really want is for things to remain the same but get better.”  Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. Change is...

April 19 Minute Message

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Have you checked your blood pressure lately?  How’s your pulse?  Is your heart healthy?  Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. The human heart is incredible.  It pumps approximately 2,000 gallons of blood every day...

April 12 Minute Message

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Listen to the Audio Basketball great, LeBron James said, “I'm going to use all my tools, my God-given ability, and make the best life I can with it.”  Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message.  I’m fascinated with the way...

April 5 Minute Message

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Listen to the Audio The infant slave boy, his mother, and sister were kidnapped from their Missouri home by Confederate raiders. Sadly, his mother and sister didn’t survive the journey, and the infant boy nearly died with whooping cough which left him permanently weakened. By the time he...

March 29 Minute Message

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Listen to the Audio We treasure good news.  The doctor smiles and confirms the test results – you do not have cancer. Good news. The phone rings – your spouse has just returned from his or her deployment overseas. Good news. You pace the floor in the hospital waiting room until...

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...

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