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Side notes from Shelly Johns.

Happy New Year!

  It is 2009!  So many unknowns, and so many new opportunities. Let’s pray for one another as we embark upon the adventures of another year with family, friends, new relationships yet to come, and most of all the love of my life, Jesus Christ. Happy New Year! Shelly Johns, Women’s Ministry/Senior Adult Associate (Kentucky […]

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2009 is almost here!

  Well another year will finally be here.  We’ll soon usher in 2009.  As we anticipate the celebration with family and friends or alone in a reflective manner, may the “crossing” (from one year to the new) be one of joy over the possibilities of a new year. May it be one of thankfulness for the memories, […]

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It’s finally here!

 Well, Christmas is here!  May your day be full of love and joy–not because of the gifts you received.  May the presents give way to His presence as you unwrap all that He wants you to have and be.  Merry Christmas to all! Shelly Johns, Women’s Ministry/Senior Adult Associate P.S.  due to the Christmas season, you […]

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Just a Quick Note

 Well Christmas is less than a week away, and I am already feeling a bit sad.  This is my favorite time of the year, and it’s almost over.  Nevertheless, I rejoice all year ’round with fellow sisters and brothers of the Christian faith because we serve an awesome God! As we anticipate celebrating the birth […]

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My Christmas List

A couple of weeks ago, I watched one of my favorite Christmas movies–The Christmas List. It’s about a lady (Mimi Rogers) who writes a Christmas list and puts it in Santa’s mailbox at the store.  One by one, she gets everything she wanted.  (Of course there is much “drama” in the story line.) I don’t […]

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Just two weeks away!

 If you are like me, you are still in calendar shock over the fact that it’s even December–much less Christmas in two weeks! Ready or not, here it comes.  Soon many of us will be swapping gifts (with the intention of exchanging ones received) and looking forward to a new year. As we get ready, […]

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Tis the Season

 Well, Thanksgiving is behind us, and Christmas is ahead!  This time of year brings such a warmth and general, good-will feeling in the air.  Do you feel it too?  I love it!  Let’s make sure that we take time to express why we can have such warmth…such jolliness:  “For unto us a Child is born, […]

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10 things I’m thankful for:

10 things I’m thankful for: 10.  crockpots (from all that “stuff” came a tasty dish without the work!)  9.  Koda (my miniature schnauzer)  8.  Furniture-sized sliding coasters (for moving dressers and even book cases!)  7.  Speed Dialing (ordering tomato and cheddar soup with strawberry sweet bread couldn’t be easier)  6.  Garages (they cover, protect and occasionally hide your […]

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Countdown to Christmas!

Today officially begins my Christmas count down.  Why?  (It’s extremely spiritual.)  Today (Sunday, November 16) begins the “25 Days to Christmas lineup movies” on ABC Family.  This means that I am able to see some of my favorite seasonal movies of all time!  In just a few days, I’ll put up my Christmas decorations and prepare for […]

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Crossover was held in Lexington this past weekend.  According to Ross Bauscher, team leader of the Evangelism Team and organizer/facilitator of Crossover efforts, there were seven different Crossover sites on Saturday.  I had the privilege of working with Pam Pyle, Missionary Associate, of the Elkhorn Baptist Association.  Pam and other volunteers of the Elkhorn Association […]

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