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

“For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” Luke 14:11 In this encounter with Jesus, these words were spoken to a very proud group of Pharisees. Because it was the Sabbath day, these devout Jewish men silently resisted Jesus’ offer to enter into His concern and the work…

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Reform a Weary Soul

Hello Friends,  Contrary to the cultural shunning put on this footwear, my son and I really like a good pair of Crocs.  Each of us has a pair by the door for quick trips to the garbage or to check the mail.  And Sunday, on our way to a family gathering, I didn’t think twice…

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3 Easter Declarations

Hello Friends, I have THREE things that I want to DECLARE to you this week, as we move into a time of commemorating and celebrating the crucifixion AND resurrection of Jesus Christ our Lord. Normally in this space I would be broadcasting our service times so you can remind and/or rally your family and friends…

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4 Proclamations of Jesus

The ministry focus and purpose of Jesus was pretty clear-cut. He declared, in no uncertain terms, in Luke 4 by quoting the Prophet Isaiah. “The Spirit of the Lord is on me,  because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor.  He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners  and…

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Jesus is King

I’m writing this on Tuesday, November 3. Before things get all crazy up in here… Before many of us sit down to an evening of riveting cable news and pundit predications… Before the last polls close… Before our social networks blow up (oh, wait, that’s been happening already!)… Before the Presidency is determined for the…

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5 Markers of a Righteous Life

Have you reached that point in 2020 where it seems like any forward movement in your life has been placed on hold?  Did you, like many, spend the first half of the year trying to make places that kept getting thwarted, only to throw your hands up and say “Maybe next year!” Can I tell…

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Do You Belong?

“Because I belong, I am in a right place–a found place.” These were the words of a person in my small group, who spoke about her experience of belonging with Christ and in the body of Christ during this season. They were powerful words to hear because of how she spoke them. She spoke them…

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Are the Sheep OK?

Sandy and I have enjoyed the last two months on sabbatical.  Due to the persistent virus, our travel plans had to be cancelled.  We called it our “stay-battical”.  We spent lots of time with our grandkids at our house, their homes, and at the coast.  The coast was awfully foggy – “socked-in”, as Sandy likes…

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Back to the Basics

Do you ever find that sometimes it’s just good to get back to the basics? Basics are usually nothing fancy or shiny or showy. They are the essentials in life, the simple and important facts or ideas that connect us to something important. What are those for you? For me, during this season of challenge,…

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Pick a Verse

I’m back again! It’s me Katie!  These last couple weeks have felt pretty dry for me. It’s felt harder to get into the Bible, or to pray – really it has felt hard to get close to God. You may feel the same way, the complete opposite, or somewhere in between and that is okay.…

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