Weekly Update 8.7.17

There’s something special about being invited.  Whether you open the mailbox and find an invitation, you receive a text from a friend inviting you out for coffee, or a neighbor walks up and invites you over, the invitation makes you feel wanted.  People say “we should do this or that...

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Weekly Update 7.31.17

I remember sitting in school staring at the clock.  The teacher was fully engrossed in the lesson, completely unaware that the last few remaining seconds were quickly passing by.  In just a few moments, the class would be over and I would be free to start the weekend.  In just...

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Weekly Update 7.24.17

“Be still and watch”…as I closed the sermon yesterday, we were challenged to simply be still and see what God would do in the challenges we’re each facing.  Funny thing is, I feel like since that closing statement yesterday I’ve done everything but “being still.”  Isn’t it amazing how life...

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Weekly Update 7.17.17

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve written my “weekly update.”  Between celebrating Independence Day (by shooting two fireworks shows!) and attending a Brethren in Christ Pastor’s continuing education course, I haven’t been around my computer much!  But here I am, back at it and excited to share some events...

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Weekly Update 6.26.17

We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day yesterday for our annual picnic!  Thank you to everyone who joined in on the fun as well as a special thanks to our trustee and kitchen committees for all of their hard work setting up and tearing everything down.  After all...

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Weekly Update 6.19.17

I hope you all had a great day celebrating Father’s Day and spending time with your families!  I know many of you were on vacation this weekend and weren’t able to join us in worship yesterday.  We continued in our study of the Book of James as we launched into...

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Weekly Update 6.12.17

What did you do yesterday?  Did it go according to your plan?  Several of you shared with me yesterday after the service that you also struggle in the area of planning ahead.  The second half of James 4 really brings to light the subtle but profound way we tend to...

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Weekly Update 6.5.17

Allison, Allan, and I had a great weekend away camping with our family at Knoebels!  While we didn’t get a lot of rest, we did have a lot of fun with our nieces and nephews.  There’s nothing quite like a large, multigenerational family trying to stick together in an amusement...

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Weekly Update 5.30.17

As we celebrated Memorial Day yesterday, we also marked the unofficial start of Summer.  The school year is coming to a close, family vacations are starting, and the sun may even make an appearance…but clearly not today!  I’m sure everyone is getting excited for their summer plans!  I know I...

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Weekly Update 5.22.17

It sounds like many of us were challenged yesterday in the way we speak.  Isn’t it amazing how easily things can come out of our months.  And isn’t it scary what they reveal about our hearts.  As James tells us, no one can control the tongue…we need God’s help! I...

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