Southwest Community Church Blog

Who’s the Boss

Who’s the Boss By Annette McDaniel Six-year-old Joey when asked to make his bed, ignored the request and began hauling toys off the shelf. “Do your chores before you play,” his mother said. The boy continued grabbing toys. Do it now, please.” She stepped between the child and his toy shelf. “You’re not the Boss […]

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Flickers of Faith

Flickers of Faith By Annette McDaniel Worn out from shopping and waiting for my ride, I noticed a weathered old bench at the edge of the park. It was occupied by a middle-aged man who seemed to be dozing but I needed to sit, so I quietly lowered myself on the far end of the […]

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An Unknown God

An Unknown God By Annette McDaniel Fresh from experiencing a beating and jail time for spreading the truth about Jesus, (not to mention an earthquake), the Apostle Paul travelled to Athens to bring the Good News to the Greeks. There he noticed the elaborate shrines to many different gods. The locals wanted to make sure […]

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Adding To The Problem

Adding To The Problem By Annette McDaniel An object lesson for children illustrates the journey from sinfulness to salvation by using a glass jar half filled with clear water, representing the innocence of a small child. Slowly the jar is filled with a staining agent such as coffee and the water becomes murky and dark […]

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Listening In Silence

Listening in Silence By Annette McDaniel March is International Listening Awareness Month. The organization began in Minnesota in 1979 to study ways to promote better listening skills and now is world-wide. In 2008 the Missouri House of Representatives paused to recognize the ILA by passing HR94. This year the 38th Annual Convention was held March […]

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As The Twig Is Bent

As The Twig Is Bent By Annette McDaniel On the Church camp ground I attended as a teenager, a tree stands whose two main branches were tied in a knot while it was still a sapling. Now fully grown, the aberration remains. A small sign hangs from the distorted limbs, reading, “As the Twig is […]

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Seeking The Light

SEEKING THE LIGHT By Annette McDaniel On a Sunday afternoon trip with my childhood friend and her parents, we drove into a violent rainstorm. From a sky, previously bright with sunshine, enormous dark clouds blew in, blotting out the sun. Suddenly we were in such a downpour that there was no visibility of the surrounding […]

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Knowing God

Knowing God By Annette McDaniel How do you get to know someone you have never met? You have no pictures, no physical description and only the testimony of those who claim to know Him. A Third-grade teacher once asked her students to draw a picture of someone they would like to get to know. Most […]

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Remember Me

Remember Me By Annette McDaniel Halfway through her pregnancy, a young woman was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. Her physician told her that she needed immediate treatment but that in doing so she would most certainly lose the baby boy she carried. This baby would be the first male child in over a […]

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Christmas Wonder

Christmas Wonder By Annette McDaniel Do you ever wonder about the events that had to coincide, in order to produce the Christmas Story? No, not a Hollywood Extravaganza but the Biblical account of Jesus birth as told in the second chapter of the Gospel of Luke. Have you wondered about Mary’s willingness to undergo what […]

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