Sermon Series

Tradition

Tradition

One day Steve and I were listening to a news broadcast about family traditions.  They mentioned a lot of big traditions like always eating Easter dinner at Grandma’s with the entire extended family, or a family reunion every year.  And for a bit, we lamented over the fact that we didn’t have these big ingrained […]

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  December 31, 2016   No comments
Finding Joy in Simplicity

Finding Joy in Simplicity

Molly Beattie once said, “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings […]

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  December 24, 2016   No comments
Truly He Taught Us

Truly He Taught Us

Truly He taught us to love one another, His law is love, and His gospel is peace. Chains shall He break, for the slave is our brother; And in His name, all oppression shall cease. Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we; Let all within us praise His holy name. As we prepare […]

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  December 22, 2016   No comments
To Forgive is to Extend Grace

To Forgive is to Extend Grace

I can be so petty sometimes – especially when driving. I find myself wanting revenge when another driver cuts me off. Recently, I realized that I do it in other situations of my life, too. It’s that whole “eye for an eye” mentality. I’m doing it. Or maybe it’s the mentality of I couldn’t possibly […]

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  December 20, 2016   1 comment
The Magic of Generosity

The Magic of Generosity

I just saw a video that offered several children of poor families an opportunity to share any gift they wanted for Christmas.  Then they got to talk about what they would give their parent for Christmas if they could  The kids dreamt big and went for it.  X Box.  Doll sets.  You name it.  They […]

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  December 15, 2016   No comments
For the Love of Money

For the Love of Money

I read somewhere that the verse, 1 Timothy 6:10, is one of the most misquoted verses from the bible.  It goes like this: “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from faith and pierced themselves with griefs.” (NIV) People misinterpret this verse […]

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  November 23, 2016   No comments
Rock Collection

Rock Collection

What can keep us separated from God? Jesus was asked once “which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “love the Lord your God with all your heart, and all your soul, and all your mind”. The new, biggest TV, the shiniest car, jewelry, fashionable clothes. The latest smart phone. Money. These things […]

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  November 9, 2016   No comments
Live Free and Let Go!

Live Free and Let Go!

“Trust in the Lord with All your heart  and lean not on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5 “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.” Isaiah 26:3 So as I sat down this morning to ponder the idea of letting go and freedom, I coincidentally experienced both […]

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  November 7, 2016   No comments
Second Chances

Second Chances

Jesus stood up and said to her, “Woman where are they? Has no one condemned you? She said  “No one, Lord.”  And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you; go, and from now on sin no more.” John 8:10-11 Writing about adultery was not on my list of things that I was looking forward to […]

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  November 1, 2016   No comments
The Face of Desperation

The Face of Desperation

God wants us to come to him with everything: big problems, little problems, and everything in between.  But if were really honest we feel pretty good about ourselves when we don’t have to involve God.  We act in a way as if to say to God, “I’ve got this one, you can sit this one […]

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  October 29, 2016   No comments