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I hope this is around forever

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I heard it’s important to understand that any picture you put on the Internet has the capability of being there forever.  Yes, we need to understand that any photo can be seen, shared, downloaded, re-seen or even mutated into the Internet’s next great meme.  On one side, that is a caution to our young friends who are so quick to get their phones out to capture every moronic scene from last night’s escapade with friends.  Potential bosses can easily find out what they really want to know about you.  Of course, in a few…read more

My 2017 Survival Tip

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Did you notice how so many people were decisively ready to move out of 2016?  Were you one of them? Some called it the worst year ever.  Countless disastrous things happened within the last 365 days.  The year was filled with contempt, distrust and agony.  Yea, that sounds like a lot of years we’ve known before, but this one seemed different, more widespread. I’m not sure why that is.  Perhaps you can blame it on cable news or our attachment to social media.  Doesn’t Genesis 6:6 say God was sorry that he…read more

Sing Christmas! | Music Monday

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I’m late.  I know. I know. It’s Wednesday, and I’m posting Music Monday.  If it makes you feel better, I planned to post this on Monday, but forgot.  Yea, I know, that’s so unlike me to forget anything. Our Chancel Choir hosted their annual Christmas Cantata this weekend.  It’s always a blessing to hear the Christmas story told with music.  I’m grateful for the people that spent many months preparing for this year’s event. This was also our church’s first attempt at live streaming.  I decided to use Facebook Live…read more

A message to American worryers

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The big, scary monster that was Election 2016 is no more!  You just Amen-ed, didn’t you? This past Sunday our church observed All Saints Sunday.  One of the readings for that service was from Daniel 7, his dream of the four beasts.  Of the dream, Daniel says, “my spirit was troubled within me, and the visions of my head terrified me.”  Seeing how this was the Sunday before Election Tuesday, I noticed how easy it was for all of us to relate to how Daniel felt.  So many of us have worried…read more

Eim Eshkachech | Music Monday

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Gloria and I like to watch foreign films.  It’s intriguing to glimpse into other cultures. A few years ago we watched (through Netflix, I believe) Fill the Void.  It is a Hebrew film about a young woman who is pressured into marrying her late sister’s husband.  There’s a bit more to it than that, but you get the idea.  I think you’ll be captivated by the movie, but it’s the music that I remember. Specifically, the song I am sharing today is one that bounces around in my mind from time…read more

Betty Goes to Jail

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This weekend I preached from Luke’s passage when Jesus sends the disciples out with power and authority.  They were told to take nothing with them.  All they would have would be the power, authority and mission Christ gave them.  The sermon was a chance to emphasize the role of service in our Christian faith. If we’re not serving, what are we doing?  Probably taking care of ourselves, but I won’t preach that sermon today. Instead, I want to introduce you to Betty.  When I first saw Betty’s story I teared up….read more

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One can steal ideas, but no one can steal execution or passion.
-Tim Ferriss

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