Author Archives: Joshua Hawn, First Baptist Church

Worst Thing Ever

We are living in an overly hyperbolic society. We show with our every day vocabulary that we are out of touch with the needs and daily struggles of 99% of the world. We say things like, “I’m starving,” when what … Continue reading

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Scary Stuff

Today is Halloween, and we see little costumed people parade around the city asking for candy in cute little voices: “Trick or Treat!” These little ones aren’t going to play tricks, so we happily oblige the “Treat” and give them … Continue reading

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Labour Not to Be Rich

Money. The rich want it, the poor want it, and everyone needs it. There’s nothing wrong with having money, of course, but the Bible warns about loving and desiring money. In fact, 1 Timothy 6:10 says: “For the love of … Continue reading

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A Healthy Body

Last Tuesday, I dropped the kids off at school for their first day. As I waved them inside, I had a sudden pain on the left side of my chest. I gasped for air and tried to compose myself, but … Continue reading

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It’s not a theory!

Recently, I was a part of a conversation that had to do with the importance of church. The conversation quickly deteriorated as the people involved stopped talking about the importance of church and started talking about the importance of Jesus … Continue reading

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Walking on Water

I was in a kayak the other day on beautiful Straight Lake. I stopped paddling for just a second and put my hand out over the water. My hand came down and gently touched just the surface of the water, … Continue reading

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A Day for Fools

This morning I am sitting at my desk, wearing a burgundy shirt and a bright purple tie. The only reason my wife let me leave the house looking like this this morning is that it is April Fools Day. Our school … Continue reading

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New Year Resolution- Time Management

Chances are that as you look back at 2014, you will say, “I was able to accomplish so much, but I wish I would have…” A New Year is a time where we get reflective about where our lives are … Continue reading

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Nativity at the Tree Lighting

Last night, my family and I went to the Tree Lighting Ceremony in downtown Park Rapids. Though it was very cold, the Tree Lighting has become one of my favorite traditions all year. I love to see people I don’t … Continue reading

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Praying for others

Have you ever had someone say to you: “I’ll pray for you!” What were your thoughts when they said that? When I have offered to pray for a person, sometimes I will get a sigh of relief and appreciation, glad … Continue reading

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