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About Checking The Mail

I am Carl Feril, a minister and Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist. I am married to Janet, who is far better than I deserve, and have two wonderful sons. CW is living in Waterloo, KS and is married to Kelly through whom I have 4 step-grandsons and 10 great-grandkids. Orrin lives here in St John and is married to Meagan, and they have Jayce and Mara. God has blessed me beyond measure and I hope to share all those blessings with others.

An Opportunity to Help

Janet and I spent Sunday with the Sundance Church of Christ in Sundance, WY. I was asked to teach class and preach, something I love to do. Unfortunately, I woke up feeling a bit off, a bad headache and some … Continue reading

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Retired, Almost

Today is my final specific preaching assignment. Today I speak for the Eastwood church in Hutchinson. I’ve been the therapist that they have provided for the church and community for the past 28 years. I’ve seen hundreds of people there … Continue reading

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Faithfulness

I’ve spent much of the past 3 years focusing my studies on the faithfulness of God. For a time, as I read the preserved history of the nation of Israel saved for us in Scripture, I was bewildered by God’s … Continue reading

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My Dumb Ol’ Brother, Fred

Before you think it disrespectful, Fred thought it was hilarious. For those of you who have heard me preach over the years, you’ve likely heard “My Dumb Ol’ Brother Fred” stories. Yesterday was the anniversary of his birth. The youngest … Continue reading

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Who Are These Guys?

Forgive my lack of posting on Sunday. It was a travel day for us, returning to Kansas from Missouri after travelling to see family. Twenty members of the Feril family got together for our biennial reunion. My brothers and I … Continue reading

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Developing A Spiritual Walk

Spirituality is an intentional act. The first step is to avoid hurry. Rushing through life leaves no room for introspection, processing the events that surround us, looking for the hand of God around us. To begin a spiritual walk, one … Continue reading

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What Is the Message?

What is the Gospel? That was a question that I was asked this week. I thought about it for a time, then I knew my answer. For a long time, if asked that question, I might have responded with a … Continue reading

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How You Read….

How we read material has a great impact on our understanding and application of it. I read history, philosophy and theology mainly. From time to time I may include other genres but not often. I’ve noticed over time that when … Continue reading

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How Do I Want to Think?

If you got dressed this morning, beginning by putting your  right sock on, you likely put the same sock on first yesterday. As you seat yourself to drive, you will likely run through a habitual routine of preparation. We are … Continue reading

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Nothing or Everything

Janet and I are like many working couples. We say our goodbyes before 7a and greet each other again around 11-12 hours later. It is pretty typical to ask how the day went, any intriguing happenings or things that went … Continue reading

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