Weekly Update 6.11.18

After yesterday’s sermon on being rescued, I’ve been thinking about some recent and some not-so-recent movies that deal with being rescued.  Do you know the one thing they all have in common?  Every one of them, from the 1990 Disney classic “Rescuers Down Under” to the latest Liam Neeson “Taken”...

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Weekly Update 6.4.18

Happy Monday everyone!  All over Facebook this morning, I see parents, teachers, and students alike celebrating today as the last Monday of the school year.  As I am not a school teacher, student, or parent of a school-aged child, I reluctantly miss out on this celebratory day.  As like many...

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Weekly Update 5.14.18

This past Thursday was Ascension Day—40 days after Easter Sunday when Jesus ascended before the disciples’ eyes into heaven.  It was the last time they saw Him here on earth and yet it was just the beginning of their journeys with Him as they each went out into the world...

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Weekly Update 5.7.18

All of you is more than enough for all of me For every thirst and every need You satisfy me with Your love And all I have in You is more than enough ~Enough by Chris Tomlin   We hear these words on the radio, we sing them in our...

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Weekly Update 4.30.18

This past week, I’ve been reminded of how short life can be.  Allison’s great-great aunt passed away on Wednesday and on Sunday morning my grandmother passed away.  Both of these women were very influential in each of our lives and it’s hard to say goodbye.  It’s amazing how long some...

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Weekly Update 4.23.18

I’d like to extend a HUGE thank you to everyone who has contributed to the Upward Soccer Season so far.  We are officially half way through the games for the season and thanks to all of your hard work and generous donations, things are going amazingly well!  We’ve had great...

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Weekly Update 4.16.18

Welcome to the weather twilight zone!  Snow a week ago, beach weather on Saturday, and monsoon season today.  We’re experiencing a whole year of weather patterns in only a week!  In the midst of constant change like this, it’s amazing to take a step back and reflect on the unchanging...

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Weekly Update 3.26.18

Happy flipping-over tables day!  It was probably on Monday, right after the celebratory entry on Palm Sunday, that Jesus entered the Temple complex and started flipping over tables and chasing out the money changers.  This dramatic scene started the turn from “He’s our king” to “we have no king but...

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Weekly Update 3.19.18

Last night, we had dinner out with my parents.  During the course of our meal at a local Italian restaurant, my dad asked if we were planning on coming to Easter at their house.  We have always had Easter at my parents’ house, except for the few years we lived...

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Weekly Update 3.12.18

Over the past week, we’ve lost a lot of things.  We lost a hour of sleep Saturday night.  We apparently lost a pile of snow that was suppose to come our way.  And as of yesterday morning, I hope you’ve lost your enemies.  As we explored the Sermon on the...

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