On the Journey

  • November 18, 2018

    Our church recently celebrated the baptism of eight persons who have committed their lives to Jesus.  Here is the life-change story of one of them:

     

    “Before I trusted Christ, I was in a very bad place.  I wasn’t happy about anything in my life.  I was working in an office that was very degrading, for a boss who daily told me I was stupid and talked down to me like I wasn’t worth the air she breathed...

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  • November 5, 2018

    Rick Bass writes to all who are caught up in our impatient, conflicted culture.  He says that a glacier is one of the most powerful forces in the world.  A glacier is formed by the falling of snow that collects over a period of time.  As the snow deepens, the weight compresses, ice forms, then more snow, then more ice, year after year—and nothing happens.  Nothing happens until...

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  • October 31, 2018

    Does God Really Win?

     

    I sat speechless in front of my television last weekend watching news about yet another act of evil-fueled violence against peaceful Jewish worshippers. This shooting seemed to cap off a week of crime and came on the heels of at least twelve attempted mail bombings across the country. I have also noticed...

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  • October 24, 2018

    “Hope.” It’s a word with so much potential. But what is hope, in the biblical sense? Bible writers used the word “hope” in ways that seem to be much different from our contemporary usage. Our current culture usually defines hope in vague ways in order to help people find some sort of optimistic feeling...

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  • October 17, 2018

    Last week I spent several days with my mom.  Her Alzheimer’s is progressing.  We moved her from one floor in the facility where she lives to another floor where she may receive more care.  As her memory fails, on the walls of her new living space we put signs that repeatedly reminded her that this was her room, this was her closet, this was her bathroom.  When the nurse came in ...

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  • October 8, 2018

    I have to share a great, true story with you. I received a text late Sunday evening from one of my best friends about his son, Parker. Parker is one of the coolest kids you will ever meet, but he has significant disabilities that keep him mostly confined to a special motorized chair...

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  • October 1, 2018

    What does the term “growing spiritually” mean to you? The biblical story illustrates that the litmus test for spiritual growth is Jesus Christ. In other words, Jesus is the one after whom we model our lives. Once we decide to follow Jesus, we commit to developing in our maturity and obedience to God’s will. Growing spiritually then means that we look more and more like Jesus each day...

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