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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

Almighty God | Music Monday

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The first time I heard this song was on my way home from New Mexico.  It was a bus full of teenagers who had just finished summer camp.  I say “just,” but it was actually a 15-hour trip.  As I was trying to get some rest, Brittani told me to listen to her Ipod.  She had just heard Almighty God. Wow! This is a beautiful reminder of the ways God touches our heart. A group from our church sang the song during one of our recent worship services.  One of the…read more

A good bad lip reading

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  I don’t think I’ve watched one of these that I haven’t laughed at.  Oh, and don’t think I haven’t considered doing one for church.  Just think about what all those people are saying during worship 😉 +If you’re reading by email or news reader, click here to watch the video.++ Stay blessed…john

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The Chopsticks Story

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You might be reading this at work. If so, unless your employer regularly encourages you to wander to places that have nothing to do with your day’s productivity, it’s safe for me to say that you aren’t always a stickler for rules, are you? Even so, I like to bring up rules occasionally.  Specifically, every so often, I host a sermon series that relates the greatest commandment (a holy rule?) Jesus gave to John Wesley’s General Rules. As a side note: I don’t appreciate how some people who are not…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