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Should I pray for poverty or wealth?

Growing up I had one goal. To be rich. When people would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would often answer, "The best". They would ask, "The best at what?" I would respond with whatever I was interested with at the time. I wanted to be the best Major League Baseball Player, NBA star, NFL star, then when it turned out that my 5'10", 150 lb frame wasn't goi...

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Does our enemy’s fall deserve love or laughter?

Have you ever been to Wal-Mart and seen a mother swat a son as a sibling looked on with glee? Justice had been served. But when the sibling started to taunt his brother, the swatting ceased and the mother turned her attention to the one who rejoiced in the punishment of his brother. I think we never outgrow that tendency to want to see our enemies go down. Many times I wa...

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Pastor’s Thoughts 8/16/12

I can get frustrated when things don't go my way. Irritated when people don't see things from my perspective. It's like they intentionally want to see me fail. I think this is something that is common to man. Do you ever get frustrated with someone at work who seems to be intentionally running interference on you or shooting down your great ideas at meetings? We all have e...

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Life at the Well

Getting To Know Alma Castro Alma took in a deep breath of the stiff air. Sweat trickling down her face. She bent down on her hands and knees to scrub the stains away. She paused for a moment and wondered if this was worth it. Alma grew up in Mexico. At 15 years old, a few of her friends invited her to church camp. Little did she know, that week would soon remove the s...

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Definition of Insanity

Yesterday I attended a conference where one of the speakers said that the definition of insanity was "Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result." In fact, I have heard this phrase so much, I think our culture has assumed that that is the definition. But I think within the non-insane Christian life, there are lots of things that we do over a...

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Pastor’s Thoughts 8/4/12

Family, It has been an amazing journey over the past six months. A new chapter has been written in the life of Wells Branch Community Church. Last week we had over 190 people in worship not including children and adults in the children's ministry. God has continued to grow our church family. That can be scary, because there might be more people that you don't know rather...

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