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A Christmas Memory

Posted onDecember 21, 2017 | by: Father Chuck Owens | 0 comments

In London during World War II, in the aftermath of a German bombing raid on Christmas Eve, a congregation gathered at their church only to discover it had been destroyed. They cleared away enough of the rubble to find a few pews and the altar and began to celebrate the birth of Jesus. During the worship service, someone picked up a broken board and, using a piece of charred wood, wrote on it these words: “Blasted but still blessed!” ...Keep Reading

I run with purpose

Posted onNovember 16, 2017 | by: Pastor Jonathan Riddle | 0 comments

Eighteen months ago, in a hospital outside of Columbia I made a promise to a young girl. She had survived a hit-n-run accident that killed her best friend. ...Keep Reading