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We’re All Unique

No one is exactly the same in this world; even identical twins have different finger prints and different hairs on their heads. If God had made us all the same, what a boring world it would be! Not only our looks are different, but the Bible tells us that we are all born with distinct…

Getting Better

My wife, Tammy, has recently claimed her eyesight is somehow improving. I told her I’d believe it when I see the test results from the ophthalmologist. Generally speaking, time is not kind to human beings. As an old friend of mine used to say, “Getting old is not for sissies.” But there is good news!…

Showing Up for God

When I was growing up, there was never a question about whether or not my family was going to church on Sunday morning – just like there was never a question about taking a bath on Saturday night. Saturday night baths were mandatory. Of course, I didn’t always want to get out of bed on…

One Church!

Occasionally, I hear someone lament the fact that we have four services every weekend at FCC. “It’s a shame that we can’t all be together at the same time…” My response to that is always twofold: First, having multiple services creates multiple opportunities for people to gather every weekend for worship. The reality is that…

Community

People need people. There’s a Streisand song in there somewhere, but it’s truer than we may know. I can recount a number of times in my life, where if it weren’t for the church, I don’t know how we would’ve made it… Maybe you’ve experienced the same. And if you haven’t yet, come, and see.…

Say “Cheese!”

And no…the camera won’t break! 🙂 Thank you to all who have made your Directory photo appointments! The Directory is an invaluable tool that allows us to see not only the beautiful faces of our church family, but adds to how we build community together! Here are some Directory Q & A’s: Q = Do…

Picking Your Friends

As some great philosopher once said, “You can pick your friends and you can pick your nose – but you can’t pick your friend’s nose.” I suppose that depends on the friend… But the truth remains, we do get to choose our companions in life. Something I often find myself saying to folks who are…

Old Friends

I’m writing my Last Word this week from a little lake cottage in Ohio that Tammy and I found on Airbnb. A Brethren seminary professor and her husband use the cottage for vacations and rent it out to travelers like us the rest of the time. It’s beautiful and actually cheaper than a budget motel.…