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When the way grows weary and long

When the way grows weary and long

The story is told in the 30th chapter of First Samuel how the Amalekites, Israel’s enemies, raided the town of Ziklag when all their fighting men were gone, and carried off the women and children, including the wives of David. The text says that “David strengthened himself in the Lord,” and then commanded: “Pack food; put water in skins; gather extra weapons! We march after the Amalekites!” So David set out with 600 soldiers; but when they came to a place called Brook Besor, 200 of 600 were “too weary and exhausted to cross the Brook Besor.”

Trust in Jesus

Trust in Jesus

The church is both a blessing and a curse. It’s easy to both love her and to not like her so much. I think Dickens had Sunday in mind when he wrote, “These were the best of times and the worst of times.” Ghandi said of us, “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” I get it, and it hurts, but at the end of the day I have to look in the mirror because I am the church, and so are you.

Injured in the line of duty

Injured in the line of duty

Recently our mental health officer, Deputy Sam Ferguson was shot twice while apprehending a person with mental health issues. Deputy Ferguson returned fire striking and killing the subject and in so doing, probably saved the lives of two employees of Central County Services who were assisting and his own. Deputy Ferguson’s left jaw was severely fractured and he spent several weeks at Scott & White in Temple. Thankfully, he was able to return home, but he has a long road of recovery ahead with many surgeries.

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