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Giving Thanks!

I was blessed to participate in the Saturday Night Alive Thanksgiving Feast service this past weekend. As I thanked God for this unique worship experience and the people involved this is what I saw in my mind: Greeters: The “Welcome Mat” to our church offering a smile and an open door Meal: Donations of food…

Spiritually Stuck?

The Good News of the Gospel is that we are freed from selfishness and sin to live our lives joyfully. However, sometimes even the best of us can get into a rut. Years ago, the Denver Zoo was offered the gift of a polar bear. The only problem was that there was no existing room,…

It’s All Good…

Every half hour on this quiet Good Friday, I hear the door opening, signaling the arrival of the next “link” in our 24-Hour Prayer Vigil. When I arrived, I was greeted by someone just finishing their time in prayer. As we hugged she said, “I was so refreshed by that time. I had so much…

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

A Church for All Ages!

Something I have always loved about church is that it’s a place where all generations gather together. On a Sunday morning, it isn’t unusual to have people from 1 week to 101 years old in the same service. At church, older adults, youth and young children interact in so many beautiful ways. Living in a…

Stewardship of Time

When I was in seminary, I had a professor of practical ministry named Loren Broadus who had written a book called, “How to Stop Procrastinating and Start Living.” It was required reading for first year seminary students. Loren Broadus did his best to impress on me and my classmates how important it is to be…