March 2020 Monthly Spirit Hunger… That’s the theme for our Lenten Midweek services this year. Hopefully most of us don’t have experience with what it means to be truly  physically hungry, though I imagine we’ve all experienced hunger in some way. In a world where it seems like our cups can be drained quicker than…

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One of the great conveniences that I so enjoy is that of having a Bluetooth connection for my iPhone in my car. It’s not so much for the music streaming capability or GPS (even though I use that a lot being directional challenged) but rather for the opportunity to make some necessary phone calls between…

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“Take care that you do not forget the Lord your God…when you have eaten your fill and have built fine houses and live in them, and when your herds and flocks have multiplied…then do not exalt yourself, forgetting the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house…

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‘The angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord.’ Luke 2:10-11 Preparing for Christmas           In the basement, behind the furnace, tucked against…

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Change is hard, but it’s a fact of life. Change can be good; change can be bad. Usually it’s somewhere in between. We often grieve when things change. Sometimes we welcome change with joy. Fall is the perfect time of year to think about change. The world is changing around us, it happens every year,…

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Take a Sabbath!   ‘The sabbath was made for humankind, and not humankind for the sabbath.’ Mark 2:27  Who doesn’t love to celebrate special days?  We love to celebrate birthdays, holidays, important occasions.  Those days are different than other days.  Take   birthdays for instance.  What would childhood be without balloons, candles and plenty of gifts to…

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Kids are back in school this month. Some are loving it. Some are      despising it. Most parents I know are rejoicing. As I think about being back in school, I’m reminded how hard it is sometimes to be a kid. They’ve got hours of homework and extra-curricular activities. Alarms go off early and even the…

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Worship, according to Google, can be defined as “the feeling or expression of reverence and adoration, the acts or rites that make up a formal expression of reverence, to show reverence and adoration.” You may notice then that worship is both a noun and verb. We can all probably describe worship as a noun. What…

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Oh, the Places You’ll Go               We have read it on a boat.  We have read it with a goat.  We have read it here and there.  We have read it everywhere.  Who hasn’t read Dr. Seuss’ beloved words of wisdom?  If you haven’t, come see me, I’ll lend you my copy!  ‘Oh, the Places…

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Summer Reflection           Nothing excites me more than the thought of summer being around the corner!  It’s just been one of those long grey winters and wet springs and I can’t wait for a little warmth and hopefully some bright sunshine.  What I also love about summer is that our family schedule tends to ease…

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