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The God of Restoration

Lately, refinishing doors has been my project.  I have been sanding to remove varnish but leaving the stain and adding new polyurethane.  After sanding the first door, it looked damaged beyond repair.  I reluctantly went to my husband to admit my error.  He walked out of the room, got a rag and some water, and…

In One Ear

This week, I’m preparing a sermon on a story from Exodus in which God’s people grumble about their circumstances.  We’ll be exploring the world’s resistance (and our own) to God’s call to trust and faith. I ran across a funny story about a lawyer, a doctor, and a preacher who went deer hunting together.  The…

With Thanks

With thanks I give to our Pastors of our church for all they do on a regular daily basis.             Senior Pastor David Turner: We share almost the same date of birth. He is a day older than I! He has a generous heart, he brings the Word every weekend, he is full of grace…

Everyday Faith

A few years ago, I went to a workshop led by a woman who had done a study of the fastest growing churches in the U.S.  What she discovered surprised her.  It turned out the primary strength of those churches didn’t have anything to do with size or music style.  The one thing those high…

Downward Mobility

“I used to think God’s gifts were on shelves one above the other; and the taller we grew in Christian character the easier we could reach them.  I now find God’s gifts are on shelves one beneath the other.  It is not a question of growing taller but of stooping lower; that we have to…

Spiritual Milk

Have you ever been around a hungry new born and their relentless hunger for their mother’s milk. Nothing outside of being fed will satisfy that baby’s desire. Many new Christians experience a similar hunger for the spiritual milk found in the Bible and like a child getting older, some Christians lose their thirst for milk…

Taste and See!

During our Homecoming celebration, we enjoyed grilled burgers and dogs, ice cream and cookies and the joyous sounds of chatter and laughter in the Fellowship Hall. After Pastor Brian and the children led our worship time of joyful songs, more jubilant visiting spilled out into church as classrooms were visited and games were played. Then…popcorn!…

Pleasing God

As we begin our Jubilee year and think more and more deeply about Sabbath, I’m beginning to see that “keeping the Sabbath holy” is not about getting things perfectly right, but about trusting God enough to relax a little bit. It’s more about our intentions than it is our results. It’s like an old story…

Grandparents Day Fun!

Wow! What fun! Friday, September 6, 2019 I shall never forget. I have been a Grammi for four “grandparents days” since my first grandchild, Tucker has been born. Now I have two, Kennedy became a little sister on May 26, 2019. Anyway, back to September 6! For grandparents day, Tucker’s learning school invites grandparents to…