Weekly Thought 11.18.19

It finally happened!  After waiting for over six months, the walls finally came down!  The lanes were finally open this past Friday!  Traffic is once again flowing freely, unhindered and no longer limited! If you’re not a frequent traveler of route 222 in Lancaster around the Ephrata exit, you have...

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Weekly Update 11.04.19

Did you ever have one of those moments when you were swimming in the ocean and you looked up to realized that you had drifted way down the coastline?  That you were no longer where you thought you were? Moments like that in life can be scary.  To look up...

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Weekly Update 10.21.19

On Saturday afternoon, my whole extended family gathered and we did something we haven’t done in over three and a half years—we took a picture.  Now, we’ve taken hundreds, if not thousands of pictures over the past years…but not one like this.  This was a full family photograph.  One with...

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Weekly Update 10.14.19

Yesterday after service we had a great discussion regarding the proposed staff position for next year.  There were some great comments and questions as we looked at the Leadership Team’s draft for a “Family Ministry Director.”  If you were there, I hope you are excited to see what God is...

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Weekly Update 10.7.19

It’s fall! Oh wait, now it’s summer again… And now fall again… Here’s a bit of winter for you… And back to fall…   The past week or so has been a roller coaster of weather patterns!  We just can’t seem to find a season and stay there.  Personally, fall...

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Weekly Update 9.30.19

We always joke that my kids will grow up always on edge because anything they say or do can and will be used against them in a sermon illustration!   Bailey is learning that lesson early, apparently.  After last week’s Weekly Update about her sleeping schedule, she decided to sleep through...

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Weekly Update 9.23.19

Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.—1 Peter 2:2-3   At almost five months old, our daughter is FINALLY down to one feeding a night.  Some nights, it’s at 12:45 am, other...

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Weekly Update 9.16.19

Yesterday morning, as the worship team strummed out its first note, Allan grabbed my hand and insistently pulled me toward our pew.  He started to exclaim “the music is starting, we have to sit down!”  It’s not too often my preschooler keeps me on schedule.  More often than not, he...

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Weekly Update 9.9.19

As we come into the fall season, I wanted to extend an invitation for each of you to join us this year at Quiet Waters.  For two or three years now, several of us have been sharing about our experiences at the Quiet Waters Prayer Retreat in Tennessee.  These experiences...

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Weekly Update 8.19.19

Every church I’ve ever been around has always had at least one peculiar “rule.”  Something that an outsider with no history at that church could not possibly understand.  The church Allison attended as a child still takes the cake for the most unique, however. There was an unwritten and unspoken...

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