Scott’s 31st NCAA Calvary Bracket Invitational

Background of the NCAA Calvary Bracket Invitational In my sophomore year of High School, I passed out NCAA brackets at church to the youth group.  I tracked the points and brought handwritten results to church every week.  Times have changed, everything is done in the cloud and calculated automatically.  What hasn’t changed is the fun […]

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Social Media Explained with Donuts

In a time when there are so many different social media platforms, sometimes its difficult to know which platform is right for which message. Each platform would like to think they are the one and only to rule them all.  However, content lends itself to a specific audience, the required response, or anticipated interaction. The […]

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Bible Study: The Watchman

Paul Revere, A Watchman As historically inaccurate as it may actually be, many of us learned the story of the colonial watchman, Paul Revere and his ride in the poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, written in the 1800s.  One lesson we can take from this story is how the fate of the farmers rested squarely on […]

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December 13, 2017

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Spiritual Pruning Manifested as Physical Pruning

Pruning According to Wikipedia The definition of “pruning” is a horticultural practice involving the selective removal of parts of a plant, such as branches, buds, or roots.  Reasons to prune plants also include deadwood removal, shaping (by controlling or directing growth), and improving or maintaining health.  Pruning is helpful in reducing risk from falling branches, […]

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Pete Gardiner wins Runner-Up Camper of Year in 1991

Reminiscing Pete Attending the Ohio District youth camps as a teenager provided some amazing memories.  I wouldn’t trade these memories for anything, as they are a highlight of my adolescence.  I met my wife at camp and established lifelong friendships.  Furthermore, at the center of most of these memories were the same group of guys, including; […]

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June 22, 2017

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Rebecca Lee Blanton (Obituary)

Obituary for Rebecca Lee Blanton-Zabonik-Duvall Blanton Rebecca Lee (Duvall) Blanton, age 70, of Grove City, Ohio, went into her eternal peace on May 4, 2017, at her daughter’s home. She was born on January 17, 1947, in Columbus, Ohio. Becky worshipped at Calvary Apostolic Church in Westerville, Ohio. Previously, she worshipped at the Apostolic Church […]

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Out of the Wilderness, A Formula to Overcome

Overcome Sometimes life appears to get the best of us.  We feel beaten down, defeated, and destroyed. There is a Biblical principle for dealing with these trials.  There is hope to overcome the trial. Deuteronomy 8:1–2 (1) All the commandments which I command thee this day shall ye observe to do, that ye may live, […]

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March 17, 2017

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Innocence Lost via Sin

When reading the third chapter of Genesis this morning, I was caught up by a buried golden nugget in verse 11 that every parent needs to hold tight to.  It is a lesson dealing directly with the innocence of their children.  A lesson that has eternal consequences. Adam and Eve had just disobeyed the direct […]

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January 2, 2016

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