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I knew exactly what I needed to do. One of my classmates was in serious trouble for something I knew deep down in my heart he did not do.  I was standing only a few feet away from the principal’s office, but it felt as if I stood on the other side of a deep ravine. …

What If . . .?

Imagine a place where people can find freedom from being identified by a particular political label.  Instead of wondering whether someone is a democrat or republican, liberal or conservative, they are respected and valued simply as being someone who is made in the image of God.  What if we began to see one another as…

Making the Best Use of Our Time

“When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas, also the books, and above all the parchments.” So, what are they? You know…, those promises you’re thinking about making to yourself right before the end of the year.  Whatcha going with this year?     …execise a little more? … spend…

More than a Vaccine

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!  According to His great mercy, He has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you. ”   1 Peter 1:3-4…

The Greatest Gift You Can Give

“Dear brothers and sisters, pray for us”   1 Thessalonians 5:25Typically, little children appreciate the Christmas season for one thing:  Gifts!  Sadly, that is true for many grown adults as well!   Aware of their emotional bent, we decided we would try to help our young children overcome a bit of their self-focus by having them purchase…

Just Show Compassion

“…there was a man full of leprosy; and when he saw Jesus, he fell on his face and implored Him saying, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.”  And He stretched out His hand, and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.”   Luke 5:12-13I am very thankful that I can honestly…

Engaged, but not Entangled

Dear NCC Family and Friends, “No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him.”  2 Timothy 2:4 There is a date that much of the nation has either circled on their calendar or have etched into their mental rolodex (I’m aging myself here).  It is the date of…