Posts from November 2015

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Being Thankful

by Church Admin

Sometimes we can be a bit cynical. Or at least I should say, sometimes I can be a bit cynical. It’s easy to do; after all our society raises us to see flaws quickly, to pass judgement, and to move on. Think of the way that we approach our leadership, the presidential election, and even […]

…blessed are the peacemakers…

by Church Admin

In the aftermath of Paris, Beirut, and Baghdad’s bombings, I struggle with turning the other check – especially when so many people are killed in the name of religious extremism. There are many things that Jesus tells us – and this is one of the harder ones for me to get through my head. Perhaps […]

God’s Widow and God’s Prophets

by Church Admin

There is a widow in 1 Kings 17. And she is dying. She has no food left. And no Crisco to cook it with. She isn’t lazy. Maybe that’s the first place we go when we find someone starving. Pull yourself up by your bootstraps sort of mentality. But she has no boots, or straps, […]

I am the vine, and you are the branches…

by Church Admin

I’ve never been much of a wine drinker. Jesus was at meals and stuff, and at least one wedding – which is great for him. But for me, most of my life I have been unable to appreciate the stuff.  However, this past week I was able to go visit with family where they grow […]