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Brighten people’s days  by REV. LAUREL TENHAVE-CHAPMAN First Congregational Church of Rockford She had never had children of her own but she knew every child at the church. The college kids would come home for the Christmas Eve service and she would greet each one by name. Her fiancé had died decades earlier and she […]

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Not Disappointed  by JON HUIZENGA River Rock Church “…in you they trusted and were not disappointed,” Psalm 22:5. Hello, fellow Rockfordian. Here is something for you to think about: People who went before you trusted in God and they were not disappointed. Is there anyone else about whom you can say that? …government? …business? …family? […]

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Give yourself a little rest  by REV. HELEN H. COLLINS North Kent Presbyterian Church Most mornings as I get ready to go out, I listen to the national news programs. One of the stories recently included mention of the fact that our President is going on vacation. Some are critical of him for doing that […]

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Struggles—good or bad?  by MARCIA HUFSTADER Third Church of Christ, Scientist One answer to the question “Good or bad?” could be: It’s all in how you handle it. While mowing the lawn the other day, I found myself singing a song I danced to when I was six years old. Part of the lyrics go […]

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Wisdom from above, wisdom from below  by PASTOR MARK LOVE St. Peter’s Lutheran Church “Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom. But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the […]