Southwest Community Church Blog

The First Stone

The First Stone By Annette McDaniel Judge Jason Fry was highly regarded in his community for administering wise decisions. Born in Wetherby, he returned home after law school graduation and speedily rose from attorney to judge. Lately though, he felt discouraged because it seemed that many lawyers cared more about large fees than justice. He […]

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Signs of the Times

Signs of the Times By Annette McDaniel An idealistic young pastor drove in to inspect his new church. He noticed that there were no signs at the edge of the town listing the various places of worship, so meeting with his advisory council he suggested a billboard with the Ten Commandments, sponsored by their denomination. […]

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Once I Was Lost

Once I Was LostBy Annette McDaniel Getting lost can either be an adventure or a major annoyance depending on your perspective. My Dad never took the sam road to any destination if there was an alternate route available. With him The Road Not Taken (apologies to Robert Frost) did not exist. We took them all. […]

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The Truth About Lying

The Truth About LyingBy Annette McDaniel The practice happens with such regularity we tend to dismiss it with a shrug or a sigh. The news is full of it. Opponents accuse one another of it. We even joke about it. A young man in Sunday School was asked by his teacher to define lying. He […]

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Homecoming

HomecomingBy Annette McDaniel When you think of home, is it where you live now or where you were born? Is it a place or a perception? An ideal or a reality? People form strong emotional attachments to the places they have lived. We are told “Home is where the heart is.” My youngest brother returned […]

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How Thirsty are You?

How Thirsty are You? Have you ever been really thirsty? Tongue stuck to the roof of your mouth, thirsty? One summer my fellow teachers and I backpacked into the Badlands of South Dakota to hunt for fossils. Paul, our guide and fellow teacher had served six years in the Navy so we trusted his leadership. […]

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Just A Thought

Some are saying “I can’t wait for my real life to begin.” It will begin when I finish high school or college or get a real job or career, or get married, have children or retire… etc. Guess what? You are in real life. Make the most of your days because right now you are […]

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Follow The Leader

I watched an amusing video clip of a goose chasing an Australian cattle dog around a large boulder. The dog runs around the rock trying to get behind the goose with no success. He then pauses, waiting for the goose to pass him and when that fails, darts around the boulder again while the goose […]

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One Nation Under GOD

One teacher… Mr. Laswell… made an impression on a young boy who made an impression on a nation. Millions have heard it and have been deeply touched. As we face trying times, as every generation does, let us stand together and remember that we are incapable of being divided… by politics, by color, by language, […]

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