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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Weekly Update 1.28.19

I sat down with my phone last night and opened my calendar app.  As I sat on the couch scrolling day-by-day through the coming week, I mentally thought through the appointments and events to prepare for what was to come.  I tend to do this most Sunday evenings—look at where...

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Weekly Update 12.17.18

It’s the final countdown!  A week from today, we’ll be gathering at 6:00 pm for our Christmas Eve Candlelight Service which will officially usher in the start of our Christmas!  A week from tomorrow we will be celebrating with our family and friends the joyous advent of Jesus on earth!...

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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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