Weekly Update 12.11.17

Oh the things that come out of my mouth!  Sometimes I say the most thought-provoking things and other times I say things like, “I’m given to understand that most families open up their pajamas on Christmas morning.”  In case you missed yesterday’s sermon, we all had a good laugh at...

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Weekly Update 12.5.17

A lot has happened in this past week.  As always, with life, things crawl along until suddenly they fly past you.  As I shared yesterday morning before the sermon, our roof at HBIC has been having issues ever since the tornado hit two years ago.  With each passing storm, more...

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Weekly Update 11.28.17

Year after year I proclaim that there shall be no Christmas celebration until my turkey is eaten.  Year after year my family challenges me on this concept and tries to sneak Christmas music and festive trees into everyday events.  I guess you could call it our tradition.  And then, without...

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Weekly Update 11.20.17

This is the week that we specifically pause to give thanks.  As we prepare our turkeys, stuffing, and multitude of desserts, we also set our hearts and minds on the things for which are thankful.  In our fast-paced world, it’s always nice to slow down for a few minutes to...

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Weekly Update 11.13.17

One thing I don’t miss from when I worked with preschoolers is playing board games.  When it comes to playing games, I tend to be a little competitive.  Maybe it’s because I’m terrible at sports and so I need at least one competitive area to excel in.  Maybe it’s because...

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Weekly Update 11.6.17

We had a great time in Tennessee!  Not only was it warm and sunny in the south, but more importantly, we all had some very intimate quiet time with God.  I find it interesting as a former youth pastor that we plan and organize retreats for youth in order to...

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Weekly Update 10.30.17

So are you a goat or an elf?  After yesterday’s message, I hope, if you’re a goat, you have a little more interest in theology.  If you’re an elf, then I’m sure you’re even more excited than usual!  If you missed yesterday’s sermon, you are vastly confused and need to...

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Weekly Update 10.23.17

As we come through this week, it looks like fall weather will finally be descending upon us!  As the weather gets cooler and crisper, the days get shorter.  Can you believe we turn the clocks back in less than two weeks! I love this time of year when it’s no...

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Weekly Update 10.16.17

This weekend I did the unthinkable…I became a pet owner.  To be more exact, I became a pet caretaker.  You see, my brother-in-law is a huge animal lover and has a turtle and over a dozen fish.  When he moved to Tennessee a few months ago, he had to leave...

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Weekly Update 10.09.17

I woke up this morning with the chorus lyrics from yesterday’s service’s second worship song.  They go… “Glory, glory, hallelujah, He threw my shackles in the sea. Glory, glory, hallelujah, Jesus is my liberty.  I’m going free!” (I’m going free (Jailbreak) by Vertical Worship) In light of our discussion yesterday on...

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