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Space for the Generations

“But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand.” 1 Chronicles 29:14 This passage was taken from a prayer that David prayed as he gathered resources for his son…

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Relationship Over Task

“As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” Ephesians 4:1-3 NIV The start of…

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God in the Ordinary

A couple of weeks ago during an ordinary staff meeting our worship pastor Jason picked up his guitar and invited us into a time of worship.  We spread out around the room of our small modular building and followed his lead.  It was a nice shift from details and organization to heart worship before the…

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The Beginning

A note from John: The following was developed primarily by my friend, Tim Clark, and used with permission. We collaborate on pretty much everything! Dear Church Family, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit…

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New Tape Measure

A few months back I bought a new tape measure. Now to give you a little perspective, I’m by no means a handy person. The tape measure just happened to come in a tool set that I bought on the off chance I decided to become handy. However, I already own a tape measurer. I’m familiar with it and nothing is wrong…

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The Longest Night

This night, December 21, the winter solstice, gives us the longest night of the year. Yes, the light has progressively waned to this point, but now the light of day will begin to increase. Cosmologically, our little planet is tilted twenty-two degrees relative to its orbit around the sun, which provides us with the changing…

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Fix Your Thoughts

There’s a lot to do and think about during the Christmas season. There’s plenty of holiday gatherings, gift-buying, office parties, making lists, and checking them twice. Don’t even get me started on fruitcakes and figgy pudding. In the midst of all the running around and busy-ness of Christmas, can I, strongly and pastorally, encourage you…

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More Than Enough

Some of my favorite memories as a child are when my family and I would travel over the mountains to Southern Oregon to visit my grandma for the holidays. (Over the mountains and through the woods to grandmother’s house we go. Yes, that was us.) We would gather around that long dining room table with…

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No Shame November

Welcome to November!  If you’re a guy/male/man like I am than you may be familiar with the term “No Shave November.” It’s when macho men make a 30 day pledge to keep all razors away from their faces. Interestingly, one month rolls right into the next (Decem-BEARD) and into the next couple months (Janu-HAIRY and Febu-HAIRY)!…

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Promises Fulfilled

A few weeks ago I felt Holy Spirit prompting me to focus on the promises God gives us in the Scripture. He recalled Deuteronomy 6:4-9 to my mind: “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you…

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