Southwest Community Church Blog

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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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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