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Posts from January 2020

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CancerCare – Lung Cancer Part 1

Lung Cancer Part One in Conjunction with Cancer Treatment Centers of America Lung cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in the United States and, by far, the leading cause of cancer deaths. According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), more than 234,000 Americans were diagnosed with lung cancer in 2018. An estimated 154,000 Americans died from lung cancer in 2018, more than three times more than colorectal cancer, the next most deadly cancer, according to the…
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Heifer Update for February 2020

Heifer Update The “Joy to the World” program is going strong. After the TNT presentations by Lindsay Duvall and Devin Foster, from Heifer International, we were able to donate our fourth Gift Basket. Back to TNT night. We had a very informative presentation. It was based on milk production in Kenya, which fits in nicely with the “Joy to the World” Gift Basket. Two big milk producing animals in this basket, a Heifer and four Goats, will certainly help with…
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On the Shelf for February 2020

Welcome to Betty Barrick Library I would like to introduce you to two new books and one oldie but goodie that the readers might enjoy reading. To Heaven and Back by Mary C. Neal, M.D.  She takes you on a journey that you won’t want to put down.  It involves her true life journey to heaven, when she takes a kayak journey in Chile and drowns in an accident.  She journeys to heaven and meets Jesus and is returned to…
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Hear and Heed

Deuteronomy 18:15-20 By Nancy Neal Transitions are challenging, whether it’s a new job, a new house, a new community, or a new church. We react in a variety of ways during transitions. Sometimes we are cranky, sometimes we quietly turn inward, and sometimes we just keep ourselves busy. In the uncertainty, we want certainty. While we cannot gaze into a crystal ball and know the future, this passage assures us that God will guide us and continue to speak to…
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Heifer Update for Jan. 25, 2020

Heifer Update The first donation to Heifer International from The Lakeview United Methodist Church was made on December 14, 2017 – True or False? That statement is false. The first donation was made on November 1, 1980. Subsequent donations were made in 1991, 1992, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2008 and the last one prior to the LUMM Heifer Project was on January 28, 2010. Sum total of those previous donations was $10,728.88 I acquired this information from Devin Foster of…
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Proceed toward Promise

Jonah 3:1-5 By Amy Persons Parkes Second chances often begin with someone covered in vomit. (See Jonah 2:10.) Perhaps our own second chances began with the nauseous feeling produced when truth and denial converged inside of us. In this way, Jonah’s story is similar to our own. The first time God spoke to Jonah and called him to the onerous task of offering grace and forgiveness to his nation’s archenemy, Jonah ran from the promise of a second chance for…
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Heifer Update for Jan. 18, 2020

Heifer Update The fourth “Joy to the World” Gift Basket is on its way.  After an inspiring presentation by Lindsay Duvall and Devin Foster, from Heifer International, the TNT donations put us over the top.  Now 1 Heifer, 2 Sheep, 2 Llamas and 4 Goats will find their way into new homes.  There they will start producing offspring, milk, meat, wool and all their by-products.  These families can then start to see some income to supplement their diets, send their…
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Faces of Revelation

1 Samuel 3:1-9 By J. DANA TRENT Thousands of messages inundate us daily. It’s no wonder we sometimes feel we don’t know God. The constant noise that surrounds us can muffle even God’s powerful voice. It often takes repeated attempts and the wisdom of others to help us discern our Creator’s call. First Samuel is set in the early life of Israel, a precarious time when the “word of the Lord was rare.” Though the Israelites had known strong leaders…

Heifer Update for January 11

Heifer Update Because of you, stories like this become reality.  This takes place in Nepal and features Jit Kamari Yogi.  Jit was forced to marry at 16 to a much older man.  They had five sons.  One died shortly after birth from lack of medical care.  Another contracted measles.  Jit was forced to treat him with folk medicine made of rice and crushed insects.  When Jit finally escaped to a hospital with her son, no doctor would treat him.  One…
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What God Imagines

 Psalm 8 and Ecclesiastes 3:1-13 by Carolyn Whitney-Brown I want to propose a challenge for the New Year: Memorize Psalm 8 and Ecclesiastes 3:1-13. Psalm 8 offers a perspective both calming and energizing, especially in these pre-Epiphany days. As Christmas lights disappear from homes and businesses, the psalm speaks of a different kind of epiphany. Consider the creation around you, the amazing perfection of each exquisite, interconnected piece. Deeper than our wisdom is the mystery of God the Creator. In…
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heifer Update for Jan. 4th

Heifer Update HAPPY NEW YEAR!!  First, I want to thank everyone, on behalf of the LUMM, for your wonderful support in 2019.  Here is the summary of what you did.  Your donations supplied animals for 177 families.  Now, together, let’s do the math.  When each family passes the gift, 354 families will benefit.  And with Heifer’s average of 9 times the impact – WOW!  Your gifts have the potential of reaching 1593 families.  Besides that, you have treated 2 families…