Thoughts from The Bible

Prayer in Christian Worship
by Terry Broome

For too many people, prayer is saved primarily for use as one of the “acts” of worship and for special offerings before eating our food. Some fail to do either. For too long skepticism has clouded our faith in prayer. To the Christian, prayer must become far more a “way of life” than merely a step in satisfying a requirement of Christian worship.

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Fishing tip of the week

Fishing vertically
by Mike Gerry

As the heat, and lack of rain, becomes the norm going into the month of September often the best approach is to attack the bite vertically.

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Love shouldn’t hurt – ever

How to Respond to Unwanted Attention
by Christina Hays

We all have probably met someone who believes they just “naturally” pick the wrong person to date. Maybe this friend says they attract all the wrong attention or are a magnet for trouble, when in fact they are falling prey to someone who just will not take no for an answer. This is a major red flag and potential warning sign for someone who could be controlling, possessive, and eventually abusive. There are lots of ways to avoid feeling trapped into saying yes when your gut has told you to say no. Rejection is hard and most people try to be as polite as possible, however, if you are too polite or not straightforward enough it could encourage the person to continue trying instead of understanding that it simply is not going to happen.

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Thoughts from The Bible

Hope
by Terry Broome

It’s a simple word but a very encompassing thought arrives from it. “Hope.” Years ago, I learned that a big difference exists between “just wishing” and “real hope.” As a child I used to wish I would get all sorts of expensive things for Christmas, but I knew there wasn’t much reason to hope for those things as they were out of my family’s financial reach. Kids still do that, don’t they? In spite of our spending more on Christmas than we ever imagined we would, we still can’t produce everything on their “wish list.” Hope gets us down to reality – to where we have some strong and reasonable expectation of receiving a thing. Where there is reasonable expectation, we can hope for these things.

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Fishing tip of the week

Adjustment for fall fishing
by Mike Gerry

As we transition into the fall of the year, what has been a hot summer and consistent pattern will more than likely change; the nights will cool, the bass will move, and your bait selection could change drastically. All this will require you to adjust, and your understanding of the changes and the patterns of what the bass are supposed to do will be front and center. If you don’t understand the changes coming, you will struggle getting bites. Putting in the time now to understand the changes ahead will make it easier because the key is in the detail.

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