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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Weekly Update 8.20.18

“Are we there yet?”  The age-old road trip question.  I’m sure many of you have heard these words this summer as you’ve traveled with the kids and grandkids.  And as a church, we can finally say “yes, we’re there” in two different ways this week.  First, we’re there in that...

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Weekly Update 8.13.18

Oh the many hats we wear each day!  Sundays are always an adventure for my family as we never know where the day will take us after worshipping with everyone.  Yesterday I was not only Pastor Jan but also Farmer Jan and Technician Jan as we spent the afternoon at...

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Weekly Update 8.6.18

I’m sitting at my desk staring at my calendar in utter disbelief!  How can it possibly be August…the second week of August?!?  On top of time flying by, add in the unusual weather with flooding one week and heat advisories the next and we find ourselves in one of the...

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