Weekly Update 6.17.19

Usually I write these weekly updates relatively early on Monday mornings.  I don’t always get around to emailing them right away but they tend to be written before mid-morning. Yet today I found myself doing a hundred other things before coming to this particular task.  Even as I sit here...

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Weekly Update 6.10.19

This coming Sunday is Father’s Day.  I personally have been blessed with a great dad who set an amazing example of how to be a father to my own children.  I am eternally grateful for him and his influence in my life.  However, I also know for many of us...

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Weekly Update 6.3.19

This morning I found myself awake in the wee hours of the morning fighting to get a certain infant daughter of mine back to sleep.  Both Allison and I took our shifts with the sleepless battle and I finally won out.  It was too late to go back to bed...

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Weekly Update 5.13.19

  It takes a village to raise a child. It takes a village to live for Christ. Over the past two weeks, life has been chaotic.  A good chaos but chaos nevertheless.  As many of you well know, there is no way to truly prepare to welcome a newborn into...

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Weekly Update 4.8.19

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and...

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Weekly Update 3.25.19

It’s hard to believe we are in the final week of March!  April is just around the corner with Easter and things are starting to turn green.  It was such a joy to get outside yesterday and enjoy nature! As we turn this final corner in our countdown to Easter,...

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Weekly Update 3.11.19

There is something wonderful about warmer temperatures and longer sunlight! This time of year is one of my favorites (with an extra strong pot of coffee in hand after the time change!).  The weather is beginning to change, the flowers are starting to poke through the dirt, and I suddenly...

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Weekly Update 3.4.19

As much as I dislike snow, I find myself really enjoying the beauty out my office window this morning.  One can’t help but enjoy the pristine elegance of white fields dotted by snow covered trees.  I know it will melt and turn to slush but for the moment even I,...

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Weekly Update 2.18.19

We started our service yesterday singing the line God “brings our chaos back into order” and that indeed felt like the theme of the morning for me!  But what good chaos is was, for the most part.  Six baptism with six extremely enthusiastic youths!  While the sound system had a...

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Weekly Update 2.4.19

Yesterday was an important day in my relationship with my wife.  It was eight years ago on February 3rd I got down on one knee and asked her a very important question  – where she wanted to go for dinner 🙂  No, I got down on one knee in a...

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