Weekly Update 10.7.19

It’s fall! Oh wait, now it’s summer again… And now fall again… Here’s a bit of winter for you… And back to fall…   The past week or so has been a roller coaster of weather patterns!  We just can’t seem to find a season and stay there.  Personally, fall...

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Weekly Update 9.16.19

Yesterday morning, as the worship team strummed out its first note, Allan grabbed my hand and insistently pulled me toward our pew.  He started to exclaim “the music is starting, we have to sit down!”  It’s not too often my preschooler keeps me on schedule.  More often than not, he...

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Weekly Update 9.9.19

As we come into the fall season, I wanted to extend an invitation for each of you to join us this year at Quiet Waters.  For two or three years now, several of us have been sharing about our experiences at the Quiet Waters Prayer Retreat in Tennessee.  These experiences...

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Weekly Update 8.12.19

This week, Allison and I are embarking on a brave, new adventure.  This week we will be doing something we have never done before.  This week, we are going on vacation with not one, but two children.  That’s right, we leave Wednesday for a “relaxing” few days with a three...

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Weekly Update 5.20.19

It made me laugh last night as I was texting someone from our congregation when they told me that I inspired their family during the sermon yesterday morning and they were going to spend their evening together… watching Thor Ragnarok!  While inspiration is the goal of most sermons, I’m not...

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Weekly Update 4.15.19

On Palm Sunday, the nation of Israel welcomed Jesus to Jerusalem as their long awaited king.  They  spread their coats on the ground like a modern-day red carpet and waved palm branches like modern-day foam fingers (ok, that might be a lose translation).  They shouted out “Hosanna,” which means  God...

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Weekly Update 4.1.19

Welcome to April! I thought about creating some elaborate April Fools’ joke to write about today but then realized none of you would ever trust anything I ever wrote again!  No, it is better to play it safe and not try to trick you today.  (Of course, those of you...

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Weekly Update 3.18.19

As we wrapped up 1 Peter yesterday and look toward Easter, I want to encourage you to join us this coming Sunday as Ben Hildebrand shares with us about the ministry being done in northern France.  We can so easily forget about the rest of the world and what God...

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Weekly Update 2.25.19

As we turn the corner into March this week, we enter into the countdown to Easter!  This is by far the biggest Sunday of the year for the Church around the world.  Easter, in fact, is the reason we gather week by week on Sundays.  Jesus arose on a Sunday...

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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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