psalms

By Jeff Frazier, Lead Pastor Chapelstreet Church My grandfather loved the music of the big bands from the 1940s. I have fond memories of him making trumpet sounds with his mouth to some old Benny Goodman or Mills Brothers tune. To this day, whenever I hear those songs, I think of him. Songs have a…

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justice

A disturbing trend has slipped into the church lately, spotlighted by the pandemic and the 2020 election. We have allowed justice to become political, rather than biblical. What are Christians to do? Is it possible to seek justice for our vulnerable neighbors and hold tightly to the gospel? How do we put God’s agenda for…

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poverty

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is best known for his civil rights advocacy.  But Dr. King recognized his dream of freedom and equality for all would never be realized unless poverty was challenged.  He began the poor people’s campaign to shine a light on economic inequality but was assassinated before he could advance the cause. …

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Thank You

  The news can make it seem like we are coming apart.  But you showed otherwise.  You demonstrated love for vulnerable neighbors, despite the violence entering our homes through television.  That is the America I believe in.  Thank you. Restoring Hope campaign success While others were distracted by an election and the drama that followed,…

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tax

Christmas is why we give.  God so loved you he gave his one and only son (Jn. 3:16).  But there is nothing wrong with being a good steward and taking advantage of some year-end tax opportunities. New Tax Deductions for People Who Don’t Itemize The CARES Act passed earlier this year provides a one-time above…

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opportunity

Are you tired of the pandemic?  Amid all the noise and challenges that exist today, God may be whispering a new opportunity for you.  Are you listening? God’s Opportunity for you Administer Justice is hiring a new CFO.  I believe God is knocking on the door of someone’s heart just as he knocked on mine…

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voting

Voting has begun.  Millions of Americans have already voted and millions more will vote this Tuesday.  Please vote.  We have the privilege in this country to participate in elections.  But those who follow Christ should vote loosely.  We are not people of a party, but a party of people set apart from this world.  Our…

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Torchlighter

COVID-19 has increased legal needs by 30%!  As temporary aid expires and moratoriums on evictions and foreclosures end, that percentage will only go up.  Concerns for health are only aggravated by all the uncertainty. Child abuse and intimate partner abuse are on the rise.  Laws are flying off the shelf, but who can understand them? …

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patience

by Daniel Strom This time of year is usually marked by excitement and anticipation for students heading back to school. For millions of kids across our country, COVID-19 has changed that excitement and anticipation to disappointment and anxiety.  These issues are in the front of my mind as I begin a new job with the…

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