Category Archives: Making Sense of Faith

Holy Middle Ground

One of my frustrations often in trying to grow spiritually is that the way to growth is often not clear. Often, as I read Scripture, books, blogs, etc., an end goal is held out for me to achieve, but the … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday Video

I thought I would post a video here we used this past Easter Sunday morning. I had never heard this song before by Shane and Shane. Props (am I too old to say “props”) to our Worship Pastor Cary Penrose … Continue reading

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Lent Devotional Ash Wednesday

Christianbook.com offers a free daily devotional during the Lenten season.  If you happen to be a reader here, I invite you to share in this devotional journey with me.  Below is Day One’s devotional. I love the writing and imagery … Continue reading

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Becoming Passionate Teammates – Three Phases of Love

I know CS Lewis tells us there are four loves, but at the Becoming Passionate Teammates marriage workshop, Bob and Deb shared with us three phases or types of love that I think everyone needs to know about. The first … Continue reading

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Becoming Passionate Teammates

Earlier this month, February 10-11, our church co-sponsored a marriage seminar with Grace Bible Fellowship.  The workshop is called Becoming Passionate Teammates and is led by Bob and Deb Felts from Brookwood Church in Burlington.  Bob and Deb have been … Continue reading

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Mission Trip to Amsterdam

“Why Amsterdam?” is probably the most often asked question we get about why we are targeting that community for a mission trip.  The assumption behind that question is that there are other places that need to hear about God’s love … Continue reading

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40-Day Prayer Challenge

This past Sunday, we began our current message series, “Vertical – Talking to God.”  We are going to spend six weeks learning about prayer and how we can grow our faith by relating to God through prayer.  If you missed … Continue reading

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Traveling Mercies

So I just finished reading Anne Lamott’s book called “Traveling Mercies – Some Thoughts on Faith.” I heard about Lamott’s book from another book, Steve Brown’s book, “A Scandolous Freedom.” I recommend them both. Lamott’s book comes with a warning, … Continue reading

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More on the New Testament Challenge

The New Testament Challenge has begun! We are about three weeks in to our 63 day challenge so far! That’s already one-third down and only two-thirds to go! And I have been so encouraged by many of you and your … Continue reading

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I’ve been missing my hymnal

I grew up in a church where, like many, we sang from a hymnal. In college, the primary church I attended used the “Celebration Hymnal.” At some point I obtained my own copy, which, in time was lost. Finally, my … Continue reading

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