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Thanks for stopping by.  I'm pastor of First Baptist Church in Dupo, IL.  You can visit the church website for information on the church: www.fbcdupo.org.  Here I hope to share some inspiration and perhaps a few tales from the winding road…this journey called life, where God can be seen in the moments of our day if we are looking for Him.  ~Roger~ 

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Thought for the Day

Even when we don't sense God's presence, His loving care is all around us.

Words to live by...

Those who seek Him will praise the Lord.  Let your heart live forever!
Psalm 22:26 

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Tuesday
Nov082016

THE LEGACY

It seemed to be just another ordinary, but in a few hours everything was about to change.  A woman called her husband at and told she thought something was going on next door.  She told him their are a lot of cars there.  Because of his neighbor's occupation, he feared the worst, and soon those fears were realized.  His neighbor, who was a policeman had just been killed in the line of duty, trying to stop the escape of two bank robbers.  The community was stunned. 

The man had no time prepare for his death.  Yet he was ready.  His faith in Christ was secure, and his reputation as a remakrable man was intact.  At his funeral, attended by hundreds of fellow officers, his colleague said, "He was a dedicated police officer, but first and foremost he was a loving husband and a doting father to his children."  Indeed the theme of tributes all centered on his great possibility and his love and care for his family.  

His life exemplified the words of Colossians 3:12-13, "Put on a heart of compassion, kindness, gentleness and patience; bearing with one another, and forgiving each other."  Those traits leave an inspiring legacy.

We don't know when God will call us home, but we do know this: "Each day is an opportunity to leave a testimony worthy of our faith."


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