How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.” Isaiah 52:7

Sun Dogs and Healthy Families

The sun dog was unusually brilliant, fully encompassing its cloud wisp; and the added pink jet trail that striped through it stood in stark contrast to the bright blue sky around them. The jet stream resembled Cupid’s arrow puncturing that lopped-off rainbow. I was transfixed by God’s glorious surprise in...

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A Message of Love

Two thousand twenty when you write it out like that seems so much bigger than 2020! You can almost hear the collective sigh of relief that the holidays are over and a new year has begun. Starting out new holds so much promise and then the resolutions begin. We all...

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Epiphany Reflection

We were once in darkness, but we have now seen the light (Eph. 5:8) Epiphany started yesterday – depending on which calendar you look at and, frankly, your specific faith tradition.  Following the Christmas season, this is the time that celebrates an illuminating discovery, realization, the disclosure … of the...

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Humbled. Awed. Blessed to Serve You!

We’ve decided to close the 2019 Staff blog with thoughts and ponderings from each of our staff members. There were no specific rules other than to write a closing thought or reflection on this past year. This post may be a little longer than our usual but it is heartfelt....

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Those Who Sow in Tears Shall Reap in Joy

Merry Christmas all! Looks like I’ve been randomly selected to write the Christmas blog. How nice. I want to start by wishing you – on behalf of all the staff – a blessed time of love, peace and joy. You all deserve it! You are such an amazing, wonderful, sweet...

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God’s Gift

I grew up in a non-church family. The only times we went to church were on Christmas or Easter when my mother would take us to Mass. I felt church was just a series of religious rituals we had to endure before we got to the more exciting events of...

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A Favorite Christmas Memory

WOW!!  Last week was a real treat to experience Christmas music from around the world with Judy and the Bell Choir! Christmas music played with bells was a sure way to lift the holiday spirit-o-meter! This reminded me of a Christmas a few years ago, when my family and I...

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God’s Amazing Gifts

Recently my wife, Kendra, and I have become parents to an amazing baby boy. We both grew up in large families and have seen the happiness and wonder that a child can bring to a family, but, until recently, we hadn’t experienced the gift of parenthood. For the short time...

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English Words Can Be Weird

If you have ever talked with someone whose native language was not English, then I imagine you heard them say something like, “English is so hard!” or “English does not make sense!” And you might have shaken your head and simply agreed with them. English has so many rules and...

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We are God’s Masterpiece

This month, the littlest members of our church are learning that Jesus has an extra-tender spot when it comes to children. We have also been learning that we are all unique and special. Just how God wants us: perfect in his sight. WOW, this struck me as such an important...

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