Weekly Update 11.19.18

Pray anyway!  That was one friend’s take-a-way from the sermon yesterday.  Honestly, that really does sum up our time together well.  No matter what you are facing, no matter the doubts you feel, or the uncertainties you are balancing—pray anyway.  God hears us and responds!  How many times have you...

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Weekly Update 11.12.18

Have you ever found yourself tired of eating the same thing over and over again?  The Israelites did while eating manna every day for 40 years.  Yet somehow if I eat the same meals every few weeks, I find myself getting bored with my dinner.  I really can’t complain—I have...

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Weekly Update 11.05.18

Each Sunday after the service, on our way home, I always enjoy hearing my wife’s thoughts on the sermon.  Some weeks her comments are very thought provoking and other weeks her comments are questioning the odd way I said something or a point I may have missed the mark on. ...

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Weekly Update 10.29.18

Matthew 9:36 – When Jesus saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Jesus walked around with His eyes open, seeing everything and everyone that was around Him.  It was this very open-eyed compassion that led Him to not only...

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Over the last several months I have been struggling with an ever-increasing trend in our culture today.  I think many of us are struggling with it…either watching it happen or experiencing it ourselves.  Our time is limited.  We all know that.  We invest our time in what we value and...

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Weekly Update 10.08.18

As I’m sitting at my desk trying to decide what I should share this week, it occurs to me that no matter what I write, you will have to make some assumptions about my tone.  Yesterday, we started our time in Habakkuk discussing the communication challenge that has existed since...

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Weekly Update 10.1.18

Some of you missed me last Monday and some of you didn’t even notice that you didn’t receive my “weekly update.”  That’s ok, I love you all the same 🙂   Last Monday,  I spent the day at LCBC in Manheim for an all day conference with Andy Stanley (pastor in...

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Weekly Update 9.17.18

This morning I did something somewhat strange.  Recently I finished reading through the Old Testament during my morning devotions.  Today, I was scheduled to launch into the New Testament.  However, as I turned the page from Malachi Chapter 4, I did not find Matthew Chapter 1.  Instead, in my commentary...

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Weekly Update 9.10.18

Allison left for Boston yesterday for the week.  Her company sent her to a training for something that I have no understanding of (one of these days I should take a chemistry class so I can pretend to know what my wife is talking about!).  After dropping her off at...

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Weekly Update 8.27.18

What a weekend!  It was sunny!  There was food!  There was birthday cake and ice cream!  And, of course, there was a Slip ‘N Slide!  We could not have asked for a better today together…except for maybe little cooler temperatures during the worship service 🙂  We’re already discussing how to...

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