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Hi My Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

How you doing?  Been a while and this is going to be short.  There are not enough hours in the day to get everything done.  God has been so good to us and there is a lot of ministry going on.  We are excited.  Are you excited about something, anything?  Is is a good thing in the eyes of God?  Do you feel good about it, whatever it is?  If you answered no to any of these questions then you need to reconsider whatever it is you are involved in.  There is nothing more important in the whole world than your salvation and then everyone else's salvation.  That is our number one concern in life:  Am I saved? John 3:16 and Is everyone else saved?(Matthew 28).  

Ok, lets talk.  Hmmm, politics?  Don't get me started.  Name calling, lying, drama, misdirection, confusion, sneakiness, greed, etc.  Ok, next?  Weather is nice and getting better.  My pastor buddy lives in Cheboygan, MI and he is just getting rid of their snow.  It is still in the 40s for highs.  Brrrrr.  I don't know how he puts up with it, all of the snow and cold temperatures.  And yet, there are lots of people who live in far colder climates than he and his wife do.  I suppose you get used to it.  It is like living in a climate of violence.  After a while you get used to all of the noise, cussing, violence, and fear.  What a horrible thing to have to get used to.  That is why it is so important to study the Word of God, and to spend time in worship, and to dwell on those things that are beautiful, pure, and holy.  Don't let your heart become hardened to the violence and evil in the world.  Dwell on the beautiful things of God.

God loves you and so do I,

Pastor Bruce