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Dealing with Distractions

Pastor Jim Bradford shares on the importance of guarding against distractions from Ephesians 5:15-16.

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Deadliest Catch – without the death?

My wife and I are huge fans of Deadliest Catch.  In fact, it’s one of the only shows we watch.  This season is different than the other ones in the past, mainly due to the death of long-time Cornelia Marie captain, Phil Harris.  He was one of the main guys that my wife & I liked.  Of course, we did not know him personally, but the last episodes of this season are really difficult to watch as we’re reliving Captain Phil’s last days.

Contrary to what you may have heard, death is not a natural part of life. We were not created to experience it – that’s why it’s so hard for us to deal with.  God created mankind to be in an unending relationship with Him, filled with joy, peace, and purpose.  Of course, that was messed up when humanity decided that we’d rather “be” god than serve God.  (You can read more about this in Genesis 1-3).

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What is Christmas all about?

Is Christmas just about seeing family?  Presents?  Aggravation?  Debt?

Did you know that more people have heard the Christmas story from Linus, the character in Peanuts, than from anybody else. And as you watch Linus share the greatest story of all, notice that he puts aside his ever-present security blanket… the only time in the comic strip he ever does so.

I hope that you experience the true meaning of Christmas within the hope, love, peace, & joy that come from Jesus Christ. If you are at all able, make plans to attend church during this Christmas. My church’s Christmas Eve Candlelight Service is tonight @ 6:30 pm. We’d love to have you come out. For directions & more, check out our website at

I hope you have all have a Merry Christmas!


– Pastor