Weekly Update 12.03.18

Yesterday we began our adventure through Advent.  I believe I said we all desire adventure…I don’t think I actually said I was hoping for one yesterday but I got one nevertheless!  We rushed out of church yesterday because we had made lunch plans with the in-laws with the intention of...

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Weekly Update 11.26.18

Thank you to everyone who stayed after service yesterday to help decorate the church for Christmas!  It’s always amazing to walk into the building on a Monday morning and find everything transformed for the holiday season.  There were even a few snowflakes hung up in my office…because you know…I love...

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Weekly Update 11.12.18

Have you ever found yourself tired of eating the same thing over and over again?  The Israelites did while eating manna every day for 40 years.  Yet somehow if I eat the same meals every few weeks, I find myself getting bored with my dinner.  I really can’t complain—I have...

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Weekly Update 11.05.18

Each Sunday after the service, on our way home, I always enjoy hearing my wife’s thoughts on the sermon.  Some weeks her comments are very thought provoking and other weeks her comments are questioning the odd way I said something or a point I may have missed the mark on. ...

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Weekly Update 10.29.18

Matthew 9:36 – When Jesus saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Jesus walked around with His eyes open, seeing everything and everyone that was around Him.  It was this very open-eyed compassion that led Him to not only...

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Over the last several months I have been struggling with an ever-increasing trend in our culture today.  I think many of us are struggling with it…either watching it happen or experiencing it ourselves.  Our time is limited.  We all know that.  We invest our time in what we value and...

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Weekly Update 10.08.18

As I’m sitting at my desk trying to decide what I should share this week, it occurs to me that no matter what I write, you will have to make some assumptions about my tone.  Yesterday, we started our time in Habakkuk discussing the communication challenge that has existed since...

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Weekly Update 10.1.18

Some of you missed me last Monday and some of you didn’t even notice that you didn’t receive my “weekly update.”  That’s ok, I love you all the same 🙂   Last Monday,  I spent the day at LCBC in Manheim for an all day conference with Andy Stanley (pastor in...

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Weekly Update 9.17.18

This morning I did something somewhat strange.  Recently I finished reading through the Old Testament during my morning devotions.  Today, I was scheduled to launch into the New Testament.  However, as I turned the page from Malachi Chapter 4, I did not find Matthew Chapter 1.  Instead, in my commentary...

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Weekly Update 9.10.18

Allison left for Boston yesterday for the week.  Her company sent her to a training for something that I have no understanding of (one of these days I should take a chemistry class so I can pretend to know what my wife is talking about!).  After dropping her off at...

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