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June 22 Minute Message

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Listen to the Audio Is close enough really good enough? You know what they say, “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...

June 15 Minute Message

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The stripes of red symbolize valor, and the white, hope. Together they number thirteen, representing the original 13 colonies. The blue corner represents truth and loyalty. And stars were chosen as symbolic of a new constellation – a new nation was born. You know it as Old Glory, the Stars...

June 8 Minute Message

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George Eliot asked the question, “What do we live for if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?” Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. Most often we think of a leader as the person out front, leading the way, but...

May 18 Minute Message

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Listen to the Audio Race driver Rick Mears said, “To finish first you must first finish.” The month of May in Indiana is best known for the excitement of the Indianapolis 500. Growing up as a Hoosier, I remember well visiting the track for a qualification day back in the 1960s...

May 11 Minute Message

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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 truth. Remember, a rumor is like...

April 27 Minute Message

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Emerson Pugh, researcher at IBM, said, “If the human brain were so simple that we could understand it, we would be so simple that we couldn’t.” Hi I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. Our computers provide vast information for us...

April 20 Minute Message

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Listen to the Audio President Calvin Coolidge said, “There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no independence quite so important, as living within your means.” Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. I suspect we Americans will be...

Books from Easter Sermon

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Sunday's sermon at Bloomington East referenced several books written from people who started out as skeptics and ended up believing in God. Here is a list of just a few we talked about! Who Moved the Stone (Frank Morrison/Albert H Ross) Ben Hur (General Lew Wallace) The Case for Christ (Lee...

April 13 Minute Message

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Listen to the Audio Genevieve Hernandez stood with the rest of her fifth-grade class along the Massachusetts shoreline as they tossed their message laden bottles into the ocean. The waves on that stormy November afternoon quickly washed most bottles back on shore. Hernandez was convinced her...

April 6 Minute Message

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The unleashed muscle of a V-8 engine and the destructive force of a forest fire each begin with the same source – a tiny spark.  Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. Have you ever considered the power of a spark?  While hardly...

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