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    Chaplain's Corner: God is Jealous

    By Jerroll Martens, Chaplain (shown right)Note: This will be Pastor Martens’ last column as chaplain. After 10 years of faithful service to the residents and employees of Presbyterian Manor, he will retire August 31, 2019. We thank him for his kindness, his humor and the wise ways that he has met so many needs and pointed us to the truth. Is God really jealous?   Read More...

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    CHAPLAIN'S CORNER: God, My Portion

    By Jerroll Martens, Chaplain“Thou art my portion…..” Psalm 119:57The Psalmist had made a deliberate decision. He chose God as his all in all.A man’s portion is that which he chooses as his chief object, where he puts his energy, what he loves, what molds him. It may be wealth, fame, pleasure, illicit life style, even simple ease of life.   Read More...

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    CHAPLAIN'S CORNER: Our Hope

    By Jerroll Martens, ChaplainJeremiah 17:17 “Thou art my hope in the day of evil.”The Bible mentions “hope” more than 130 times. It is usually used as a noun, rather than a verb. The Christian has a hope, rather that hoping something will happen.Ephesians speaks of those who have no hope—those without Christ.   Read More...

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    Chaplain's Corner: Righteous Anger

    By Jerroll Martens, Chaplain“God said to Jonah, is it right for you to be angry …?” Jonah 4:9Is it ever right for one to be angry? Jonah was angry at God because God was showing mercy to a people Jonah did not like - clearly wrong on Jonah’s part. The first murder took place when Cain was angry with God and his brother Abel.   Read More...

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    Chaplain's Corner: I Will

    By Jerroll Martens, ChaplainA leper comes to Jesus in Mark 1:40 and asks Jesus to make him clean. Leprosy was an incurable disease that literally ate away the body tissues, often taking 20-30 years to do so. Lepers were considered the walking dead.  Read More...