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Read the Instructions

Just a simple encouragement for your day… Jesus said, “It is written, ‘Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God’.” (Matthew 4:4) But first, this stress-inducing illustration:  Have you ever bought a new dresser, bookshelf, or desk from Ikea?  I have.  In fact, I’ve been…

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Back to Church Sunday

This last weekend we dropped off our 19 year old daughter Anna at her apartment in Redding, CA for the start of another year of college. Our 15 year old son Isaac just went to the Salem Center Mall to stock up on fresh clothes, binders, pens, pencils, and other misc supplies for another year…

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A Glorious Shadow

A GLORIOUS SHADOW “But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.  And  because you have been made sons [if you have believed in the Son],…

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City of Peace

Last Wednesday I sat down at Riverfront Park for the ribbon cutting ceremony of the new Minto Brown walking bridge. The mayor spoke. Senator Peter Courtney, whom the bridge is named after, also had some wonderful words to say. Then the crowd gathered at the bridge entrance for the ceremonial ribbon cutting. It was a…

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Praise God When Delays Come

Learn the liberating practice of offering praise to your Father and Savior for all things.  Through many tests and trials of your faith you will learn that, far greater than any success, He Himself is your victory.  Victory awaits you if you patiently persevere, and do not give up.  Trust and praise God, knowing that…

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Guilty as Charged

John 8 captures the story of the woman caught in adultery. I have read this portion of scripture dozens of times, and have always been drawn to Jesus’ grace, clarity of thought and balance. Unfortunately, I think many folks are too quick to jump to the “He who is without sin, cast the first stone”…

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Awakened by Tragedy

Nehemiah’s heart was awakened one morning.  It was not because a beautiful sunrise that came up over the fortress of Susa, or from a passage of scripture he came across while reading the Torah.  Nehemiah’s heart was awakened by tragedy. He heard of the condition his people were living in while in Jerusalem.  He heard…

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Too Full

A few years ago my family and I went out for pizza before attending a Saturday night church service. I was incredibly hungry and ate way too much. It’s unusual for me to leave a restaurant without a box of leftovers. But that night I walked out of the pizza place with nothing but an…

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The One

This week’s post comes from one of our leaders, Mark Burrows. We are excited about what God has put on his heart, and can’t wait to share it with you!   Have you ever pondered a quote that wouldn’t go away?  Recently I had that experience with the quote, “We are pre-wired to look for…

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Hello Summer

Today is the first day of June. Hello Summer (you are welcome here). This is often the start of a 3 month season in which folks hit the road, rev up the boat, head to the coast, or do whatever summer-time activity makes up for the long, dreary winter. I say:  have fun! But in…

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