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What Would It Be Like

Have you ever stopped to imagine what it was like for Jesus on the road to Calvary? What would it be like to be betrayed and denied by your friends? Those whom you walked with, ate with and lived life alongside What would it be like to know you are at death’s door? To pray…

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Growing Heavier

 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 “Dad, run with me!” I hear…

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His Love In and Through Our Lives

“So this is my prayer: that your love will flourish and that you will not only love much but well. Learn to love appropriately. You need to use your head and test your feelings so that your love is sincere and intelligent, not sentimental gush. Live a lover’s life, circumspect and exemplary, a life Jesus…

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The Last Minute

Hey, guess what time it is!? It’s the last minute, again. Christmas is just a few days away. It’s time to wrap it up, literally. Fortunately for you, I’m planning to make this little article short so, if you read it, you’ll have a couple of extra minutes to catch up on your Christmas preparations.  Here’s the encouraging thing…

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The Goal of WSFC Build

This week, again on the subject of our proposed WSFC Build project, let me ask a question that only you can answer… Do you value the goal of this WSFC Build project?  It’s not a question about the cost of the project, (I’ll get to that in a minute) but rather, it’s a question about…

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New Year Discipline

January is that time of year when we again become conscious of the need to begin again.  The New Year Resolution mindset potentially effects many parts of our lives.  As we enter the last two weeks of the first month of 2018, are any of your desires for a new beginning starting to melt away? …

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Let us then approach…

Two nights ago I shared what I believe is a word from the Lord at our monthly “First Wednesday” prayer gathering, and I had a sense even then that it would be something important that would be communicated to the rest of our church. The New Testament text in our Pause Bible Reading Plan a…

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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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Waiting with the Lord

How lovely is your dwelling place,    Lord Almighty!My soul yearns, even faints,    for the courts of the Lord;my heart and my flesh cry out    for the living God.Even the sparrow has found a home,    and the swallow a nest for herself,    where she may have her young—a place near your altar,    Lord Almighty, my King and my God.Blessed are those who…

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Piano

Psalm 118:24. This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it. Summertime has come and isn’t it glorious? I would venture to say that most of us desire at some point during these warm months to journey to pleasant places, whether it’s a far-off destination, a peaceful seashore…

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