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Finding My Way Home

Anne Lamott tells a story about a little girl who got lost one day, she ran up and down the streets of the big town where they lived, but she couldn’t find a single landmark. She was very frightened. Finally a policeman stopped to help her. He put her in the passenger seat of his…

The Good Life

I’ve been on a quest for the good life. I’m sure I’m not alone in that. You know what that means when I say that, right? The good life… It’s like when I’m outside with my daughter, and we’re playing and we fall to the ground and we roll around until we finally land in…

Resurrection

At our Sunday 11:11am service, the fantabulous Susie Waddell sings a song called God’s not dead. (Come hear it this Easter Sunday!) God’s not dead… this is our hope and the promise of Easter. When the realities of life are pressing in on us, when families are especially feeling the financial strains of life, experiencing…

Jesus for President

I read a blog from a Texas pastor the other day who explained his reason for not promoting a particular political party or candidate as a pastor. He said, “I have concluded, that I am fundamentally more a Christian than I am either a Republican or a Democrat, and who Jesus Christ is and what…

Auld Lang Syne

As Christmas fades into the New Year, we look ahead to the year to come, and we look back on the year behind us. We look back on memories made, friends gained, and loved ones we’ve lost. Each New Year’s Eve, as the ball drops we hear that old song “should old acquaintance be forgot…”…

Hallelujah!

This week at our Children’s moment for 11:11 worship, we had 20 kids come up. What!? 20 kids. For real. God is at work and I love it. Sometimes it’s hard to know what’s gonna happen up there for children’s moment until we get there, and a kid raises his hand and wants to share…

Curriculum in Christlikeness

This year our young adult Wednesday gathering group is doing a study together that is called a “Curriculum in Christlikeness.” I’m really excited about the possibilities for Christian growth among this fine group of Christians, and I feel like I already see some signs! In the midst of the busyness of our lives, and all…

Behind the Scenes from the Staff

The week before last, I was excited to be able to attend the General Assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). It was a blessing in more ways than one! I was able to see seminary colleagues, wonderful people from the various churches I’ve been a part of throughout my life, I even got to chat with the director of my…

Behind the Scenes from the Staff

In our scripture this week of Pentecost, from Acts 2:17 God declares, “I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams.” Through the power of God’s Spirit among the people, young and old alike are having visions and dreaming dreams.…

Behind the Scenes from the Staff

I’ve so enjoyed our time throughout this Lenten season being in our class of young adults during the process of discovering each of our SHAPE’s for ministry. Everyone is gifted uniquely by the Spirit, everyone has different passions, abilities, personalities and experiences. And it’s beautiful to see how God’s people may be used in different ways in our world, each according to…