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Something is Missing

Tom Brady is arguably the greatest quarterback to ever play the game of football, as five Super Bowl rings can attest. After he won his third Super Bowl, Brady was interviewed by 60 Minutes. In an incredibly candid moment, he told the guy interviewing him, "There's got to be more to life than this, isn't there?" Something is missing. Success isn't enough. Money isn't enoug...

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The Right Way to Think about Rights

You can probably quote this sentence from the US Declaration of Independence: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." An "inalienable right" is a right that can't be taken away. And yet, as history as s...

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Poured Out but Not Wasted

For our 25th wedding anniversary, Kerra and I went into Manhattan to experience the wonders and uniqueness of the world's greatest city. In the shadows of the World Trade Center (a few weeks before 911), we decided to take a break and get something to drink. Sidewalk vendors are everywhere in New York, so it wasn't hard to find someone peddling cool, refreshing, soft drink...

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Mothers’ Day and Money

What do you have to be to get to heaven? Pretty good Better than most A mother Perfect The answer is D. If you want to go to heaven, you have to be perfect. And I don't mean "sort of" perfect, "mostly" perfect, or 80% perfect. Being 80% perfect is like being 80% pregnant. Either you're pregnant or you're not. Either you're perfect or you're not. The kicker in all th...

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Unchartered Territory Ahead

New Sermon SeriesGenerosity A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.J. A. Shedd For the first time in decades, we as a congregation find ourselves heading out of the safety of our fiscal harbor. Most of the investments that provided financial security for us have now been dedicated to the construction of a new building. Consequently, this m...

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