Author Archives: Don Merritt

About Don Merritt

A long time teacher and writer, Don hopes to share his varied life's experiences in a different way with a Christian perspective.

What you look for you will find

If you are thinking about buying a green car, you will suddenly notice that there are many green cars on the road; if you are thinking about buying a new green Toyota, you’ll start to see them everywhere. If you … Continue reading

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Paul Writes to Thessalonica

The letters that Paul wrote to that church are much discussed today, if for all of the wrong reasons. His first letter, written about 50 – 51 AD is very likely Paul’s first pastoral letter. This was done during the … Continue reading

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Love in Action

Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. 1John 3:18 It’s all well and good for us to talk about love, after all everybody feels better when the conversation is over. Please … Continue reading

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Sunday Sermon Notes: February 28, 2021

Title: This is Love Text:  John 4:7-12 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. … Continue reading

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Walking in the morning stillness

I have always enjoyed going for a walk, especially early in the morning when the air is still and the land is relatively quiet and calm. Now that I finally live in the country, this is even more true for … Continue reading

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While I was Away… part 3

I’ve asked myself a number of times why it is that people move from the city to the country, after all, in spite of the noise and congestion of a city, there are quite a few amenities and conveniences that … Continue reading

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Jesus Gives an Answer That Changes Everything

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the … Continue reading

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While I Was Away… part 2

Before we left Iowa for the move to Florida last fall, we pretty much remained at home, not really seeing anyone for our last 3 weeks. Three days before we hit the road, my wife Cathy went to the auto … Continue reading

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What a Hope We Have!

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, … Continue reading

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While I Was Away…

There are times in this life when I agree to do things that surprise me; one of those things happened last summer. It all began last spring… Throughout our adult lives, my wife and I have dealt with our responsibilities. … Continue reading

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