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Emmanuel

Several years ago Ed and I took our first dental mission trip to Belize. Each morning began with singing, sharing a morning devotional and prayer on a beautiful pier over the Caribbean Sea at sunrise. I immediately took to a new favorite song, “Emmanuel.” Take a minute. Close your eyes; pretend you’re on that pier…

Come, Lord Jesus!

Did you know the Advent season is almost as much about looking forward to Jesus’ second coming as it is looking back at his first? The scriptures associated with the first few weeks of Advent often call for believers to be prepared for Christ’s second coming, because “he will come again like a thief in…

In the Quiet

I love to sing. Sharing that passion at Saturday Night Alive Worship and helping lead others in worship of our sweet savior Jesus is often the spiritual anchor for my week. Last Thursday a cold was setting in, but I could still talk. So I showed up to practice and the voice that I heard…

The Gospel Measure

This coming weekend we will celebrate Thanksgiving in worship at all of our services. Even though Thanksgiving is not technically a religious holiday, it calls forth from us a deeply spiritual response. There is nothing more pleasing to God than our thanksgiving and praise. Unfortunately, sometimes we approach life not really trusting that God will…

Church Organist Wanted

First Christian Church is seeking an organist for Sunday morning services as well as a choir accompanist on both Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Must have organ and piano experience. Please submit your resume to: First Christian Church Attn: Personnel 3476 Main Street Keokuk, IA 52632 No phone calls please

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…

Taking Inventory

When Tammy and I moved into our home three years ago, we spent several weeks going through all the stuff in our storage room. We did it box by box, throwing out the stuff that wasn’t worth keeping, giving away the stuff we didn’t need anymore, and neatly putting away the things we treasure. We…

Don’t Miss an Opportunity

I have been known for missing things that are right under my nose. For instance, I’ve looked high and low for something I was already holding in my hand. Or I’ve asked for help finding something in the refrigerator only to have someone point out it was front and center the whole time. Likewise, I…

Checking in….

Every journey has a beginning and we get to see each week another step along the path of your journey with Christ as we check in sign-in sheets from Wednesday night activities, Sunday morning red attendance books and now even Facebook check-in updates. When you check-in each week it’s like you taking the time to…