Weekly Update 1.16.18

“When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another…” – Opening statement from the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776 When the Second Continental Congress penned these words and signed them into effect, their goal...

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Weekly Update 1.8.18

Happy New Year!  It’s January again…which happens to be my favorite month of the year as everything has my name on it (ok, it’s not really my favorite month but almost everything does say “Jan.” on it!).  I hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year’s celebrating with...

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Weekly Update 12.18.17

Christmas is one week from today!  I’m not sure how that is even possible.  I feel like I just asked everyone to mark their calendars for the Hanging of the Greens and here we are only 7 days from the big day.  For the last several weeks, I’ve asked you...

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Weekly Update 12.11.17

Oh the things that come out of my mouth!  Sometimes I say the most thought-provoking things and other times I say things like, “I’m given to understand that most families open up their pajamas on Christmas morning.”  In case you missed yesterday’s sermon, we all had a good laugh at...

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Weekly Update 12.5.17

A lot has happened in this past week.  As always, with life, things crawl along until suddenly they fly past you.  As I shared yesterday morning before the sermon, our roof at HBIC has been having issues ever since the tornado hit two years ago.  With each passing storm, more...

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Weekly Update 11.28.17

Year after year I proclaim that there shall be no Christmas celebration until my turkey is eaten.  Year after year my family challenges me on this concept and tries to sneak Christmas music and festive trees into everyday events.  I guess you could call it our tradition.  And then, without...

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Weekly Update 11.20.17

This is the week that we specifically pause to give thanks.  As we prepare our turkeys, stuffing, and multitude of desserts, we also set our hearts and minds on the things for which are thankful.  In our fast-paced world, it’s always nice to slow down for a few minutes to...

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Weekly Update 11.13.17

One thing I don’t miss from when I worked with preschoolers is playing board games.  When it comes to playing games, I tend to be a little competitive.  Maybe it’s because I’m terrible at sports and so I need at least one competitive area to excel in.  Maybe it’s because...

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Weekly Update 11.6.17

We had a great time in Tennessee!  Not only was it warm and sunny in the south, but more importantly, we all had some very intimate quiet time with God.  I find it interesting as a former youth pastor that we plan and organize retreats for youth in order to...

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Weekly Update 10.30.17

So are you a goat or an elf?  After yesterday’s message, I hope, if you’re a goat, you have a little more interest in theology.  If you’re an elf, then I’m sure you’re even more excited than usual!  If you missed yesterday’s sermon, you are vastly confused and need to...

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