Category Archives: Staff Blog

“They” are “us”

Just like much of America, my heart is broken this week with the events of last Sunday where a man opened fire inside a house of worship, killing 26 people and injuring 27 others, at First Baptist Church in Sutherland … Continue reading

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Relinquish

A few weeks ago I got to spend a long weekend with my grandson Richie and his parents. Richie is still of an age where he thinks having Grandpa read his bedtime story is a treat and I am, of … Continue reading

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God is there through it all

“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul.”         Psalm 23:1-2   I rarely see it coming. But it always does.   Things … Continue reading

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New for “y’all”

“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” Jeremiah 29:11   Jeremiah 29:11 is a popular verse. You can … Continue reading

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Let your light shine

“What happens when we live God’s way? God brings gifts into our lives, much the same way that fruit appears in an orchard – things like affection for others, exuberance about life, serenity.  We develop a willingness to stick with … Continue reading

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Deconstruct or construct?

It was torn down in less than four hours. The nearly brand-new home on the corner where River Road weaves its way towards the booming metropolis that is Freeport, just outside of town, the house that took contractors seemingly forever … Continue reading

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More than WORDS

The past few weeks have been filled with words. Since Charlottesville there have been words of outrage, words of anger, words of sorrow, words of disbelief, words of fear. There have been words of hatred. There have been theological words … Continue reading

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Who do you choose to be?

For the next few weeks I am on sabbatical. It’s hard for me to be on sabbatical. There’s a lot to be done! Sabbath is hard for me. Resting, slowing down, being less than productive, is hard for me.   … Continue reading

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Imitators of God

  “Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.”   -Ephesians 5:1     Why do you follow Jesus? … Continue reading

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Favorite Shirts

Mom is back in the hospital this week.  Here are some Mom stories for you.   Mom didn’t have any use for Sunday School.  Mom was a Girl Scout.  She didn’t believe girls in the 1960’s needed to learn how … Continue reading

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