Organizing the Shelves

We’re all busy…and when we’re busy, things get pushed to the back of our shelves.  The things that are most important stay at the front.  The things we use most often are always within reach.  But the things that we use occasionally, the things that we love but don’t have time for, they tend to […]

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“Schlecht” Be Gone

As we start a new year, we’re all thinking about cleaning house.  Whether it’s post-holiday clean up, putting away the new gifts, working on resolutions, or simply tidying up, it seem like we’re all doing some type of housekeeping in January.  And while these things are important, perhaps it’s even more important to take a […]

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Waiting for Advent-ure

Waiting for cookies, waiting on Christmas, waiting in a doctor’s waiting room – it doesn’t matter what you are waiting on, it’s almost never fun.  But what if you took a difference stance to waiting?  Instead of simply staring at the clock, what if you got active in the waiting?  As we look at the […]

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Open to Advent-ure

Are you ready?  Are you willing? These are the questions we have to ask ourselves every morning as we jump out of bed.  It’s a new day…are we open to the adventure God has in store for us?  Mary and Joseph each had to answer these same questions that first Christmas.  Were they open to […]

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Expecting Advent-ure

Advent begins…but do we get excited?  If I say adventure begins today…then most of us would be quite excited!  The truth is everyday should be an adventure as we live out our lives for Jesus but the reality is most of us don’t experience that.  As we travel through this Christmas season, let’s explore the […]

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Pray

It’s here!  The meal has finally arrived.  But before you can dig in, you have to pause and pray.  The prayer can often feel like the last hindrance to eating but, in truth, it’s a central part to the meal.  Likewise, prayer is a key component in stepping into our calling to reach the world […]

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Engage

Jesus calls us to “Go and make disciples of all nations.”  That’s a big charge…a big job to accomplish.  Yet it can start very simply.  Last week we explored the first step to our calling in being open and ready to invite others to do life with us.  In addition to inviting others, we also […]

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Invite

The holiday season is beginning!  It’s time to think about pumpkins, turkey, and Christmas trees!  But maybe it’s also time to think about the people we’ll be passing by over they next several months.  Like us, Jesus found Himself quite busy.  Yet He always found the time to see the people around Him and step […]

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