Identifying Your Purpose

Have you ever lost a child?  One of my children once wandered away from me in a Walmart and I was ready to bar every exit and search the whole store.  She was quickly found by an employee who paged the parents of a little girl wearing a blue corduroy jumper… she was too frightened […]

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Learning the Secret to Loving Others Well

Our pastor recently resigned.  It’s one of those happy/sad scenarios.  Because he and his family had such a tremendous relationship with the congregation, we are sad to say good-bye.  Yet, because God wants to do a new thing, we look forward with expectancy to what lay ahead.  For today, we welcome an interim pastor, and […]

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When Suffering is a Privilege

My nearly 13 year old daughter came in to do her morning kitchen chore and began telling me how she used to want to live to be really old {“like, over 100”}, but she changed her mind. “Oh?”  I asked.  Why? Turns out she thinks if she lives long, she might live right into the […]

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