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The easiest thing in the world to find is fault in another human or institution. They are dreadfully easy to pull down. There is nothing in the works of man that is free from imperfection, and if one continues to dwell upon the imperfections inherent in all of us, one will find exactly what is…

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  One of my pet peeves is rumors. Anyone can start them, and no one seems to be able to stop them. It reminds me of the “unnamed experts” so often quoted in the media today. The following tale proves that I wasn’t close to being the first to be bothered by unsubstantiated rumor. Keep…

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The Power of the Tongue The tongue is used both literally and metaphorically in the Bible. James 3:5 reminds us that it is a “small part of the body,” yet Proverbs 18:21 warns that “Death and life are in the power of the tongue.” The death mentioned is trifold, being spiritual, physical and emotional. First,…

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Quite a while ago while my now 20-year-old granddaughter, Hannah, was four or five I was vexed about one thing or another. The fact that I can’t remember what caused my anxiety testifies to just how serious it was. Hannah noticed my dismay, climbed up on my lap and looked intently with her tender face…

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Ed Jones, Pastor I am the ghost of Christmas present! You’ve not seen the likes of me at Christmas. I love the lights, carols, smells, sounds and sentiment. I can’t wait to give presents, watch anticipation, feel excitement, hear giggles and experience the love of family. I’ll sit and stare at the old stories and…

Fellowship at the ranch partners with refuge for women

Fellowship at the Ranch Church members Doris Koenig, left, of Robson Ranch and Edie Jones, far right, present Lynnie Anderson, City Director, second from left, and Lexie Chamberlain, volunteer, a check from Fellowship at the Ranch.

Ed Jones, Pastor Fellowship at the Ranch Church recently partnered with Refuge for Women of North Texas by giving them a “housewarming gift” and committing to monthly support. Refuge for Women is a non-profit, faith based organization that provides long-term care for women who have escaped human trafficking or sexual exploitation. They offer safe housing…

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Ed Jones, Pastor During one of my mission trips to Russia I visited the small village of Ustyuzhna, one of the many unremarkable towns in North-Central Russia. One afternoon the Russian pastor I was assisting asked if I would like to go into the countryside. After I reluctantly agreed, he drove me to within a…

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Ed Jones Fellowship! It’s an interesting word rich in meaning. As the new pastor at Fellowship at the Ranch (FATR), I was curious how the church got its name. One of the founders of the church explained, “We wanted the name to reflect what we wanted the church to be: a fellowship of believers gathering…

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Dr. Jim Wilkins Retreat is a fascinating word. Some synonyms of retreat include departure, withdrawal, haven, sanctuary, refuge, and shelter. The reality of life is that every person from time to time needs a place of retreat, and the time to retreat there. How one spends their time in retreat is sometimes never known, for…

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Perhaps it seems a continuing theme with the last few articles I’ve written regarding change. Yet “change” seems the perfect topic to me as we enter once again into the earliest days of 2016. Life itself is a conundrum, shifting one direction then another through the daily challenges that mount into months and years shaping…