Weekly Thought 12.02.19

This morning as I was driving the kids to daycare, “The Little Drummer Boy” came on the radio.  It’s a song I’ve heard my entire life, one I know by heart.  I usually don’t think too much about this particular song…if I’m being honest, it really isn’t one of my...

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Weekly Update 11.04.19

Did you ever have one of those moments when you were swimming in the ocean and you looked up to realized that you had drifted way down the coastline?  That you were no longer where you thought you were? Moments like that in life can be scary.  To look up...

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Weekly Update 10.21.19

On Saturday afternoon, my whole extended family gathered and we did something we haven’t done in over three and a half years—we took a picture.  Now, we’ve taken hundreds, if not thousands of pictures over the past years…but not one like this.  This was a full family photograph.  One with...

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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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