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Still developing: The storms of May
May12

Still developing: The storms of May

May in Oklahoma is a month marked with many memories of storms and the damage they can cause. Meteorologists and news stations encourage us to review our tornado safety plans. Each weather front is examined closely and evaluated for its potential for destruction. The visual images of storms and their aftermath have made an impact on many of us. The sounds of tornado warnings are visceral, eliciting an increase in heart rates across...

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Still Developing: In 52 days
Apr21

Still Developing: In 52 days

“So the wall was completed on the twenty-fifth of Elul, in fifty-two days.” (Neh. 6:15) When it was brought to Nehemiah’s attention that there was a need to rebuild the ruined wall around Jerusalem, he had to act. Nehemiah knew God had placed within his heart the need to see the city defenses rebuilt. He prayed for the opportunity to ask King Artaxerxes to look favorably on his desire to go and help. When that chance came, the king...

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Still Developing: Functionality
Mar08

Still Developing: Functionality

Functionality: (Noun) The quality of being suited to serve a purpose well; practicality. As many of you know, the first phase of the Falls Creek Centennial Campaign has been oversubscribed. Praise the Lord for His goodness! And thank you to the thousands who participated over many years to accomplish this successful campaign. The outstanding debt on the R.A. Young Tabernacle has been paid in full, and three new buildings (the Mathena...

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Still developing: Don’t wait until it’s too late
Feb18

Still developing: Don’t wait until it’s too late

Sixteen years ago, there was something wrong. I was out of breath, exhausted and my heart beat was erratic. I just didn’t feel right. I was examined by a primary care physician, an internist, a pulmonologist, an allergist and a cardiologist, to name a few. Each doctor suggested different diagnoses in an attempt to explain my general malaise—you are dehydrated, you have idiopathic atrial fibrillation, your allergies are getting worse,...

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Still developing: Asking the Right Questions
Jan12

Still developing: Asking the Right Questions

The dash warning light indicated I had a low tire. After filling the tire with air two days in a row, I decided it was time to stop by the local tire store and have the potential leaky tire examined. As I was setting up an appointment for the car, the clean-cut young man said, “BGCO, what’s that?” At this point, I started to ask a few questions myself. “Do you attend a church every week?” He shrugged his shoulders and moved his hand...

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