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Fellowship At The Ranch

Ed Jones “I wouldn’t be so irritable, if I got a little respect around here!” So, another tiff in the Jones household began. Dad blamed mom and mom would counter and fire back. Isn’t that just like all of us. We think that our problem is someone else. So-and-so made me mad. Unfortunately, that is…

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What is church? Growing up, I always thought of a church as a huge building with soaring arches and stained glass windows. The interior boasted marble columns, finely crafted pews, a marble altar and statuary that would be the envy of the finest Greco-Roman museum. As I grew older, my concept of church evolved into…

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My Christmas List Just a few days ago I thought about what I really want for Christmas. It was a list of all the things that, in a perfect world, would be different in our house. Yet, as I look back over it, I can’t help thinking about how different that list is from one…

The final piece of the puzzle

Ed Jones My wife and I are fond of doing jigsaw puzzles. There’s a certain feeling of accomplishment, a sort of instant gratification when one of us finds a long-sought-after piece. There is also an anticlimactic let down of sorts when we complete a puzzle. We smile, sometimes sigh and then carefully dismember the puzzle…

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  A different history of Halloween Halloween began to evolve as early as AD 270 from the Celt’s culture in Ireland who practiced a special costume party event the night before their annual feast of Samhain, which had a two-fold purpose. The feast was not only a memorial to commemorate their deceased relatives but also…

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  Pastor Ed Jones In a 2005 commencement speech at Stanford University, Steve Jobs said that for 33 years he had looked in the mirror every morning and asked himself, “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” There is no greater…

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  Ed Jones On July 6 my wife Edie and I will celebrate 50 years of marriage. Over those 50 years, I’ve nurtured and increasingly cared for and protected that relationship. In short, I’ve happily expended no small amount of time, treasure and energy into making our marriage one that would honor and glorify the…

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  I believe God Pastor Ed Jones During a tremendous storm at sea, while the Apostle Paul was being taken to Rome, he encouraged the crew, prisoners and Roman soldiers with these words: “For this very night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve stood before me saying, ‘Do…

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  What is worship? Ed Jones, Pastor Worship is a tricky word. Whenever we hear it, we think of Sunday morning services with four to six hymns, communion, a sermon, and closing prayer. Funny thing is that our most significant worship occurs between Monday and Friday. That’s because everything we think, say or do is…

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  Pastor Ed Jones “After Jesus said this, He looked toward heaven and prayed…” John 17:1 We had just heard a stirring, passionate speech about the evils that had befallen American society since prayer was banned from schools. At the end of that morning’s Christian men’s breakfast, men from different churches huddled in groups talking…