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Stories, thoughts and reflections on the Bible from the WSFC Staff.

We all tend to live hurried lives. Kids, spouses, grandkids, friends, social media, work and the daily upkeep of taking care of ourselves consumes us. Maybe you have recently retired and you are left with a busy mind and all this space to fill that you have no idea what to do with! All that…

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This week’s blog post comes from our new Lead Children’s Pastor, Brittany! Living in the “Amusement Park Capital” of the U.S. (Orlando, FL) and then the actual capital of the U.S. (Maryland/Washington DC area), I am no stranger to the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Someone was always in a hurry and there was…

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Platforms and Loincloths: How Christ Can Heal Shame And Restore Lives A long long time ago (we won’t debate specifics) existed the original “it” couple.  No, not Jay-Z and Beyonce.  Even farther back than Fred and Wilma.  Their names: Adam and Eve.  They lived in paradise: a God-made garden specifically designed to suit their needs…

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Have you ever walked through a difficult conflict which, when all is said and done, turned out to be a blessing in disguise?   How about encountered a difficult person who ended up being used by God to help you through something? In Joshua 5:13-15 we see Joshua have just one of those types of…

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Little known fact: most of my spiritual awakenings have happened in very ordinary places. I’ve discovered God’s love for detail and beauty while putting my feet to the pavement on a run. I’ve been reminded to put my trust in God and not lean on my own understanding while standing barefoot over a stack of…

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The Fall season has officially fallen upon us (like a load of bricks, in my opinion). Classically, we know this to be the time of year when we settle in, bundle up, light a fire and lower the blinds. The hours of daylight shorten, and we join with Simon & Garfunkel in singing: “Hello darkness,…

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Often times when we talk about David, the ancient king whom the Old Testament gives thorough account for, we talk about his accomplishments.  Slaying giants.  Shepherd becoming king.  Ark establishing, prolific songwriter. What is often overlooked about his life is that at each major turning point David is faced with relational backlash from those who…

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He stood there in anticipation.  He had heard rumors about this religious leader; one who had dealt so favorably with sinners like himself in the past.  Someone just like him, a publican, was even invited into the inner circle of twelve that had the opportunity to follow and learn from this Jesus – an unheard…

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There is a song I like to sing to my 17-month old son. It’s called Do Not Worry and it’s based off some scripture found in Matthew 6. I’ll summarize it for you: Look at the birds and the flowers, they are taken care of by God – Don’t you know that you are worth…

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Two days ago I was catching up on some work at a downtown Salem coffeeshop. It got to be around lunchtime and I was getting hungry. A downtown favorite for me is VENTI’S. Before heading there, I asked a local businessman and friend if he wanted to join me. His answer was YES. While crossing the street,…

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