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Dental Health, Planet Health, Sexual Health

November 17, 2022 | by: Jack Lash | 0 comments

Last week I had my fifth and final endodontic appointment to repair two root canals which had gone bad. It is merely the most recent step in a long process of dental care which all stems from one very foolish year of my life. When I was about twelve, I spent an entire year eating chewy candy every d… Read More

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Open-mindedness

February 24, 2022 | by: Jack Lash | 0 comments

Open-minded I would like to tell you how I think. And I think it would be wise to pay attention because a lot of people think like me. I think it is good to be open-minded. For instance, when two people have different memories about what happened, as my wife and I often do, I have learned that it … Read More

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The Good Old Days

February 10, 2022 | by: Jack Lash | 0 comments

Ecclesiastes 7:10 says something important for us to hear: “Say not, ‘Why were the former days better than these?’ For it is not from wisdom that you ask this.” This verse speaks to the Christian temptation to live in the past and to dwell on the superiority of the past to th… Read More

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Our Planet

February 19, 2020 | by: Jack Lash | 0 comments

As a Christian, I am concerned about the stewardship of our planet. God did not give it to us that we should abuse it or use up its resources or fail to care for it. However, as a Christian, I also will not panic about the future of our planet. I do believe that there is a coming day of destruction.… Read More

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Good News about Recent Religion Survey

December 5, 2019 | by: Jack Lash | 0 comments

It is likely you have read of a recent Pew Foundation survey of religion in America saying that the number of Americans who consider themselves Christians has dropped by around twelve percentage points while a corresponding enlarged percentage of Americans consider themselves “nones” wit… Read More

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The All-Important ‘In’

November 11, 2019 | by: Jack Lash | 0 comments

Gainesville Presbyterian Church, since its inception, has been a part of the PCA, the Presbyterian Church in America. Now there are a number of presbyterian denominations in America, and many have similar names, so sometimes it’s hard to keep them all straight. But sometimes names ar… Read More

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Happy News about Being Miserable

August 30, 2018 | by: Jack Lash | 0 comments

What would you say? How would you respond? If your Christian friend wrote this, what would you think and how would you act? I’ve had my fill of trouble; I’m camped on the edge of hell. I’m written off as a lost cause, one more statistic, a hopeless case. Abandoned as already dead,… Read More

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Most Hated, Most Loved

August 29, 2018 | by: Jack Lash | 0 comments

In Matthew 26:1–13 we read two contrasting stories of how people reacted to Jesus in the week before His crucifixion. In verses 1-5, we find people reacting to Him by plotting His death: When Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said to his disciples, “You know that after two days … Read More

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