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"Joyful Curmudgeon" An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.


Independence Day - 4 July 2006
By Mary T. Hoffman

This past Sunday we published Frank’s sermon that he delivered Sunday, 4 July 1993 at the Federated Church of Athens.

The preparation verse for this sermon was Psalm 33:12:

12. Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
The people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance.

Here are a couple of quotations from this sermon. I think you’ll agree that the thoughts expressed thirteen years ago in a church are still relevant today.

“We seriously need to ask ourselves if we are living in the will of God when we bully other nations, and brutalize billions upon billions of farmed and other animals.

We must remember what we are told in Ephesians 6:12:

12. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.

By the grace of God, we are the strongest nation in the world; yet, we often forget this fact and where our true enemy is, and we resort to the use of physical weapons against flesh and blood.”

For the complete text of this sermon, see 

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