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Here am I, Send Me

Here am I, Send Me

“Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?’  And I said, ‘Here am I. Send me!’” Isaiah 6:8 I have always dreamt of having a loving impact on our world. Though I never knew how I would go about pursuing my dream, I trusted […]

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  September 22, 2016   No comments
Lasting Memories

Lasting Memories

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” – Galatians 6:9-10 There are some experiences that are […]

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  September 20, 2016   No comments
Just Show Up

Just Show Up

The team I traveled to Nicaragua with was a group of people who attended West Ridge Community Church…all but a few of whom I did not really know.  The team that traveled home was more like a family.  Pulling together, under leadership that got down and dirty like the rest of us, to do God’s […]

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  September 19, 2016   1 comment
Baptized again?

Baptized again?

I was asked this when I made the decision to get baptized. Again; because the first time I was baptized I didn’t have a choice, someone made that choice for me. This time I wanted it on my own. This question came from my mom a devout Catholic. I was born and raised Catholic my […]

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  September 17, 2016   No comments
Baptism Surprise

Baptism Surprise

My parents divorced when I was young. We lived with my mother in MN and my father lived in Kansas. My father was a Deacon at the church that we attended in the summers when we visited him. His mother, my grandmother, was one of the founding members. They were both very active with the […]

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  September 15, 2016   4 comments
A Cleansing Baptism

A Cleansing Baptism

Jesus himself says….“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” – Matthew 28: 19-20 […]

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  September 13, 2016   No comments
You Don’t Have to Like to Love

You Don’t Have to Like to Love

Matthew 5:46-47: If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? I generally see myself as a people person. I get along with […]

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  September 10, 2016   No comments
Love warriors

Love warriors

There has been so much anger lately.  Not only is it pretty much all that’s in the daily news, it’s right here in my own little world.  I know someone with whom I have had a good working relationship for several years.  Both of our jobs have recently changed, causing a change in our relationship.  […]

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  September 9, 2016   No comments
Let Me Love Like My Father

Let Me Love Like My Father

Love your enemies; embrace and shower them with God’s grace as He does for you. I try to remember that God is my father; an all forgiving father, who expects me to live as an example of Him. I am expected to go beyond the easy work; loving and caring for those in “my circle”.  […]

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  September 8, 2016   No comments
A Connected Disconnect

A Connected Disconnect

Let’s look at a biblical progression of time embracing early times, later times, and now.  In Genesis 4 we are told the story of Cain and Abel.  After they grew up, both seemingly had it made. They certainly had the opportunity.  After all, the competition level was surely not like it is in our present […]

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  August 25, 2016   No comments