Beyond giving up chocolate – Some paths to Spiritual Growth during Lent

Posted in Christian Living, Church Life on March 3rd, 2014 by (940 views)
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Unlike many of the members of my church congregation, I did grow up observing Lent, since that is part of the Presbyterian tradition where I was raised in the faith.  At my church, around this time of year, we talked about what we could “give up” for Lent.   One year when I was a […]

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Stories to Tell

Posted in Church Life on February 3rd, 2011 by (1,022 views)
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This past Sunday, CC Thomas started up a conversation group we are calling Stories to Tell. We started the group because CC loves to tell of “God’s mighty kindness and love,” and believes that all of us could benefit from sharing with each other stories of our own encounters and experiences of God’s kindness and […]

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When God is Deaf

Posted in Sermon Snippets, The Bible Says... on May 11th, 2010 by (1,161 views)
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A preview to this Sunday’s sermon on Psalm 13 Recently, Pastor James lamented in a blog the fact that he and the band made a few people deaf one Sunday. This week, I am being reminded of the time when I lamented the silence of God in my life; it seemed that God was deaf […]

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Rich Mullins: A Man I Wish I Knew

Posted in Christian Living, Thinking Theologically on June 10th, 2009 by (5,590 views)
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I often talk about how much my life has been influenced by the life and words of the late Rich Mullins. Rich wrote many songs you may know, like “Awesome God,” “Hold Me, Jesus,” and “Sometimes by Step.” At Bible study tonight I talked about how Rich Mullins gave his life fully to the service […]

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