Weekly Update 1.21.19

Dear HBIC Church Family, They say January can be one of the most depressing months of the year.  Between the cold, the dark, and the post holiday slump, a lot of people find themselves kind of dragging their feet through January. But have no fear!  There are plenty of things...

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Weekly Update 1.14.19

Like all the windows around our church building, my office window has the blinds built into it.  Normally I keep them about halfway open to let light in but not blind me.  However, yesterday when we arrived at church the tractor was still here plowing and Allan required me to...

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Weekly Update 12.17.18

It’s the final countdown!  A week from today, we’ll be gathering at 6:00 pm for our Christmas Eve Candlelight Service which will officially usher in the start of our Christmas!  A week from tomorrow we will be celebrating with our family and friends the joyous advent of Jesus on earth!...

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Weekly Update 12.10.18

If any of you lack wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.—James 1:5 We are in the middle of our first day of three days of church-wide prayer and fasting.  This morning, I was stuck by our...

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Weekly Update 12.03.18

Yesterday we began our adventure through Advent.  I believe I said we all desire adventure…I don’t think I actually said I was hoping for one yesterday but I got one nevertheless!  We rushed out of church yesterday because we had made lunch plans with the in-laws with the intention of...

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Weekly Update 11.26.18

Thank you to everyone who stayed after service yesterday to help decorate the church for Christmas!  It’s always amazing to walk into the building on a Monday morning and find everything transformed for the holiday season.  There were even a few snowflakes hung up in my office…because you know…I love...

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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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