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December 1, 2016

December 2016 – Come and See, God is Alive!

  I have enjoyed Christmas in a new way since becoming a parent. For a while my theory was that it took too much time to decorate, the songs were too cheery, too many get-togethers occurred in too short of time. This all changed when becoming a parent. Suddenly, the Christmas season was seen through […]

December 1, 2016

November 2016 – Journey toward Advent

Friends, we are beginning the run up to the holidays in retail stores already and so let’s have a run up to Christmas in church as well. During December and Advent we often speak of “preparing for Christ” in our hearts and in our lives. Obviously we should always be preparing spaces for the influence […]

December 1, 2016

October 2016 – Discovering Joy through Simplicity & Generosity

     Stress. Anxiety. Fear. These words capture the state of mind of many Americans today when considering finances. We have witnessed dramatic market volatility, mistrust of banks and insurance companies, and personal roadblocks to financial security. Every day seems to bring another piece of economic uncertainty.      A recent survey found that more […]

December 1, 2016

September 2016 – Commitment to Routine & Creative Work of the Holy Spirit

Friends, I am not ready for summer to be over, but the sight of school busses and cooler weather (hopefully) says that the time is here. This is a great opportunity to set schedules and routines for the next season. I am reviewing school calendars, meeting schedules, sermon plans and considering a fitness schedule (yes, […]

December 1, 2016

August 2016 – Be at Peace

Friends, I am having difficulty sorting out two contrary positions today. On the one hand, we are spending the summer “discovering our child-like faith” through Michael Yaconelli’s Dangerous Wonder. Then, we are bombarded with daily news of violence across the world and deep divides in our country. These two realities are drastically opposed to each […]

December 1, 2016

July 2016 – What’s Next!?

July 2016 - What's Next!?

A couple of times a week there is a knock at the door asking if my daughter can play outside. This reminds me of the daily summer ritual we had in the neighborhood of gathering the friends together in the morning for an adventure. We would ride bikes all over the streets, go to the […]

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