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Battling the Sycamore

By Dennis E. Powell | Nov 30, 2022 at 11:30 PM

Whoo-ee did it blow! The weather has been abnormally, almost alarmingly warm around here the last week or two. There were a few days earlier when it got down to the teens at night, but it hasn’t hit freezing here since before Thanksgiving.


The Rotten Fruit in the Apple Barrel

By Timothy R. Butler | Nov 30, 2022 at 11:27 PM

As a friend battled viruses on his brand-new Windows computer this week, I thought again about just how spoiled Apple users are by better security and better privacy than Android and Windows folks live with. Long adept at bringing such advantages to the masses that will never try (much less secure) Linux, Apple has one vulnerability is tech prowess cannot overcome: China.


Why We Can't Count Our Blessings

By Dennis E. Powell | Nov 23, 2022 at 8:37 PM

Tuesday was the day that got designated for me to bring in the car, which was damaged September 7 by a deer that wanted to cosplay a hood ornament. It took 10 weeks because it seems as though many people have settled upon leisurely lives following the pandemic, and because our system is currently arranged so that we have a surfeit of experts in vague areas ending in “-studies” and a shortage of people who can actually do things.


Zippy the Wonder Snail Episode 32: Wrapping Up the Fall

Nov 23, 2022 at 8:17 PM

The boys revisit a number of topics from the last few episodes, including baseball, the midterm elections and Taylor Swift’s Midnights (looking at the 3 a.m. edition). They also look at the “Respect for Marriage Act” and find encouragement in Romans 14.


When We're Out of Touch

By Dennis E. Powell | Nov 16, 2022 at 11:18 PM

If you’re at all like me, every so often you’ve watched coverage at the time or a documentary later about some great disaster, one that has taken many lives in horrific circumstances. You might have wondered — I have, anyway — about how or whether families and friends ever found out what happened to some of the victims. If you think of Hiroshima, or the tsunami of March 11, 2011, or even the events of September 11, 2001, you suspect — no, know — that there are people who died whose fates will be forever unknown to anyone this side of the Pearly Gates.


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Songs for Our Temple (Week 49: Ps. 138-140)

Pastor Tim takes us through Ps. 138-140, which guide us to think about how God knows us and is faithful and merciful to us wherever we may be in life.




This Week’s Reading

Read along with us! Throughout the week, read this week’s Psalms and, as you have insights or questions, please leave them in the comments below! We’ll be here throughout the week interacting with each other on the readings! We’re aiming to read Psalm 138 by Monday, Psalm 139 by Wednesday and Psalm 140 by Friday so that we can discuss all three of them together.

About this Reading Plan

Get the full details on this 2022 Reading Plan through the Psalms by visiting our overview page.

Sermons and Devotionals
Righteous or Rusty? (December 5, 2022)
Who Is the One Born on Christmas? (November 28, 2022)
Songs for Our Temple (Week 48: Ps. 135-137)
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