Weekly Thought 3.16.20

It is hard to find words to share in the midst of the current crisis.  As soon as we feel like we might understand the new “normal,” things change again.  It is hard not to panic… especially when many of us are looking at either potential major medical concerns, challenging financial strain, or both.  This...

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Weekly Thought 3.9.20

Wow! Another warm, sunny day!  I am assuming you are enjoying the weather today as much as I am… although after yesterday’s sermon, I know I shouldn’t make too many assumptions 🙂   I hope as we have been processing through barriers to sharing our faith, you have found yourself challenged...

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Weekly Thought 3.2.20

There’s an interesting story in 2 Kings 12.  A new king comes to power in Israel.  He decides to do things God’s way for a change.  Obviously this is a good idea.  But he also decrees that in addition to worshiping God properly, he wants to fix up the temple...

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Weekly Thought 2.24.20

Who do I really love?  What am I really afraid of? These are the questions that, I hope, are running through your mind as you go about your Monday after yesterday’s sermon.  As we begin to look at the self-made barriers to sharing God’s love with others, we started by...

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Weekly Thought 2.3.20

During the second half of the game last night, there were two commercials that jumped out at me… and several of you!  First there was a commercial for Doritos with a fancy dance-off that I could never match.  Shortly afterwards there was a commercial for Jeep’s new truck featuring Bill...

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Weekly Thought 1.27.20

It’s Monday morning and I know you’re all sad that we are now 364 days away from the next Annual Church Family Meeting!  Ok, so probably no one is thinking that but I did want to thank all of you who made it a point to stay after service yesterday...

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Weekly Thought 1.13.20

So after yesterday’s dissertation on grace, do you feel like an expert yet?  No?  That’s ok, I don’t either!  In some ways we ended yesterday with more questions than we began with as we started to explore the practical applications of God’s grace in our lives.  We’ll be spending the...

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Weekly Thought 1.6.20

It’s our annual week of Prayer and Fasting!  Each year, we and other BIC churches around the country set aside this first full week of January for a time of reflection and seeking God.  I welcome and encourage each of you to join us this Tuesday and Thursday evening at...

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Weekly Thought 12.16.19

This morning for breakfast I had a bowl of cereal.  It wasn’t very exciting. To be fair, I could have made many other exhilarating things.  I could have fried up some eggs, prepared some bacon, flipped some flapjacks. I could have stopped somewhere on my way into the office and...

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Weekly Thought 12.09.19

It is exciting to come into the church office on a rainy Monday morning and take a quick walk out to the lobby to discover the rapidly expanding pile of gifts being assembled under the tree!   And then afterwards to have someone stop by to drop even more items off...

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