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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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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