Monthly Archives: April 2016

Do Not Be Deceived…

by Patrick Hawthorne Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.  Ephesians 5:6 Have you ever listened to someone speak who was saying all the

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Could it be the Church has no Power Because???

By Patrick Hawthorne “It’s gone!”  Well, gone is such a harsh word.  Perhaps “Greatly diminished,” would be a better choice of words.  Can anyone pointedly say with great accuracy the exact moment it declined?  Better yet, what is the remedy

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The Problem is that You Don’t Know All the Questions!

By Patrick Hawthorne Numerous times I’ve heard the story.  Yet, each time I hear the account it is as if I’ve never heard it before.  Could it be because it is true of me as well?  Is the Lord pricking

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You Got Wisdom?

By Patrick Hawthorne If anyone lacks wisdom, let him ask of God.  Have you been guilty of throwing out that one-liner like a piece of dried up toast?  “Ho-hum…Lord give me wisdom…yawn.”  If I were a betting man I would

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Occupational Redirection

By Patrick Hawthorne A favorite pastime of mine, which really began about a year ago, is to consider what I will do once I retire from my current job.   Yet, is the word ‘retire’ really reflective and in line with

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Meditating on the Word

By Patrick Hawthorne Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path (Psalm 119:105 NKJV) We hear it all the time…meditate on the Word. I don’t know about you, but when I think about meditation,

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Change Them Lord!

By Patrick Hawthorne “Lord,” whine…sigh…whine some more.  “Please change so-and-so because they are about to drive me slap up a wall. “You change!” “Who me?” “Yes you.” “Why do I need to change?  I’m not the one with the problem…they

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