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adjective: discovered after a deliberate search; located, recovered, brought back Imagine a woman who has ten coins and loses one. Won’t she light a lamp and scour the house, looking in every nook and cranny until she finds it? And when she finds it you can be sure she’ll call her friends and neighbors: “Celebrate […]

Getting Guests Back

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Easter is coming! You’ve been exhorting, imploring, and challenging your congregation to invite about everyone attend your Easter service. The guests are on the way. Your congregants will be on their best behavior. The church is looking nice. The service is planned in detail. The guest gift bags are filled and waiting at the Info […]

Path

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noun: way of life, conduct, or thought; route or course May the Master take you by the hand and lead you along the path of God’s love and Christ’s endurance. 2 Thessalonians 3:5 In the Pacific Northwest, we love to hike. It’s exhilarating. We hike trails that lead through old forests, along rivers, or through alpine […]

WHY WE DON’T ASK, AND WHY WE SHOULD

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Our cultural reluctance to ask for things is certainly a hurdle for our spiritual life. So we need to spend a little time thinking about how we can carve out a different path than the one our culture encourages when approaching God with requests. First, we need to remember to whom we are directing our […]

Mary

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Elizabeth had a cousin, a girl named Mary, who was engaged to a young man named Joseph. They lived in an out-of-the-way town called Nazareth. Joseph was descended from the great King David, though for his part he was a common laborer, a carpenter. They were simple, honest people, dreaming and working toward a life […]

“Help” me

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“Hep me, Jack, Jack! Hep me Jack, Jack!” These sounds came from a visiting two-year old, desperately calling his brother for a little help. He was furiously building an important tower from Legos, and he knew his older brother could help, even when he couldn’t quite pronounce the word just right! Fast forward ten years […]

Light of the World

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What unexpected twists my life has taken in the nursing home. Sometimes I’ve soared. Other times, it’s quite dark, like the day I returned from the hospital after a pulmonary embolism and acute respiratory distress. I returned home, alive, but devoid of spirit. If I had acted on my feelings, I would have quit. Instead, […]

4 Thoughts on Christmas Services

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It’s so hard to believe that it’s already December. Where did the year go? It seems like just a couple months ago we were celebrating Easter and the resurrection, and now we’re getting ready to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Before I share with you my thoughts on Christmas services, I want to encourage you […]

Taking Back Advent Part 3

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During this Advent season and throughout the year, how wonderful it is to call upon Christ as Lord and Savior! No matter what is going on in the world – we don’t lose heart and we don’t lose hope. Jesus is faithful and God has shared with us His redemptive plan for humanity in His […]