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The love of chocolate

Did the title catch your attention? We see more of this delicacy everywhere we go during this month. We enjoy eating chocolate this month and every other month, if we are honest. I could spend time talking about the benefits and drawbacks of...

 

From ugly to beautiful

I am tired of ugliness. This world we live in has forgotten how to be kind and compassionate. I have seen so much ugliness in how we treat each other. In the name of politics, Covid or toilet paper, we have seen the ugliness of humanity. When men...

 

Have a loving Christmas!

“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love” (1 Cor. 13:13). This is the last verse of what is called “The Love Chapter.” Love is what we are also thinking about this Advent. It is usually thought...

 

It's called hate

1 John 4:17-19 has some interesting words to read that are appropriate for where we are as a community, state and nation. Here is what John says (just in case you do not have a Bible handy), “In this, love is perfected with us so that we may have...

 

What would Jesus do?

“What would Jesus do?” is an expression that was coined by Charles Sheldon in 1886 in Topeka, Kansas. (I just learned something.) I remember it becoming popular when I was growing up. You can still find the bracelets, hats and other items with...

 

Conspiracy!?!

In the world today we hear the word conspiracy talked about quite a bit. Sometimes the word is actually used and sometimes it is not. Sometimes the word is used if someone wants others to not believe it. It seems that our leaders are obsessed and con...

 
 By Nathan Hosier    Local    May 8, 2020

Mom

We will honor our mothers this Sunday. During this time, we remember everything our moms and our wives have done for us. I am no different. I think about what my wife and my mom and my mother-in-law have done for me. When I think about them I know I...

 

Fellowship with Him daily

Many people say they do one thing and then they go and do another. Many people say they are Christians but then they go and do sinful things. Many people go to church on Sundays and then lead a different life Monday through Saturday. This happens...

 

A skipped letter

The following is the book of Jude, a letter that was written to a group of Christians who were being led astray. This is happening today on all levels whether that be local, state, national or worldly levels. Read it and think about what is going on...

 

America on trial, again

This is a devotional that my father submitted to the newspaper when he was pastor at Alva Wesleyan Church. It was from Sept. 18, 1998. What he has to say is similar to what we are going through now. He titled it “America on Trial!” What follows...

 

Still relevant

Please read Deuteronomy 6. Thank you. There is much in this chapter to consider. This chapter follows one of the sections of Scripture that list the Ten Commandments. These laws have been debated over, taken down and essentially forgotten. Some have...

 

Time to learn

Guess what time it is? I bet the kids know the answer. It is time for school to begin again. Noah, my son, says that he is looking forward to going back and seeing his friends again. I remember that when I was a kid in school. I was excited to see...

 
 By Nathan Hosier    Local    June 14, 2019

The Sabbath submission

Ever since I have had our boys and they have become involved in extracurricular activities, I have noticed a trend that has caused me to become more concerned. That trend is the way we treat the Sabbath. That day may be Saturday or Sunday depending...

 

Who is your Lord?

We have just finished celebrating the resurrection of Jesus. We had services all week leading up to Easter. It was a great time for the community of churches to get together and worship. It was exciting for Cedar Grove and I to be a part of this....

 
 By Nathan Hosier    Local    March 15, 2019

Seasons of change

As I am writing this the wind is blowing with gusts of at least 50 mph. It's a warm day. It feels like the seasons are finally changing. With the power of this wind something must be changing. We all are looking forward to the change of season. With...

 

Love note to my wife

To my wife, I am writing this note to thank you for all that you have done for me. You have supported me in everything I have done and the decisions that were made. You supported me when I went back to school. You supported me when we were called by...

 

State of mind

What is your state of mind? This is something to consider this time of the year. Some people may be sad, some may be happy and excited, while others are out of their mind. People may experience all of those things at some time during this holiday...

 

Serving God and Country

I have the privilege to write this devotional on the week before Veteran’s Day. As I have become older I have come to appreciate and understand the sacrifice that many in my family have made. The ones that I know about all made it back from wars....

 

A 50-year example

This last Sunday, Sept. 23, my family and I attended my mother and father’s 50th wedding anniversary celebration at their church in Enid. As I watched them together and as I think about it now, I realize what an example they were to my brother and...

 

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