2012

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Thanks Dad

Thanks Dad

1 Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. 3 He is like a tree […]

A Day for Thanksgiving

A Day for Thanksgiving

Have you ever had to sing a song when your heart wasn’t in it? Most remember a day when you were suppose to sing: “This is the day, (this is the day) that the Lord has made (that the Lord has made). We will rejoice, (we will rejoice) and be glad in it, (and be […]

Seek The Lord

Seek The Lord

Remember that great game you used to play as a kid. It’s pitch black outside, no moon, no lights, no nothing.  Mike is it, his head is down as  he counts quickly to 200.  When he finally gets there, sometimes counting by fives, he yells, “Here I come ready or not.”  Off he goes searching […]

Runners take your mark, Get set, Bang!

Runners take your mark, Get set, Bang!

So began each of the races that Usain Bolt won.  He peaked a great interest in me and half the world because of his ability to run like the wind.  I have an even greater interest because last time we were in Kingston at Jamaica Christian Boys Home we drove by his training field.  I […]

Time to Soar

Time to Soar

Let me introduce you to Volta. Volta is a bald eagle that lives  at the Alaskan Rapture Center in Sitka, Alaska. This center helps injured birds get back to the wild. Volta, however, is a permanent resident. Volta had a life changing accident. He flew into a power line in 1992 and suffered a concussion, […]

Pivot Point

Pivot Point

I want to invite you  to join us each week this summer for great worship and the Word. We are going to walk through the personal stories of great men and women leaders in the Bible. Stories of the men and women whom God selected to accomplish something extraordinary. What especially intrigues me is the […]

Game On!

Game On!

Grampa, do you want to play? Benjamin and Caleb had been sitting and playing on the I-pad as they waited for Sue and I to arrive at their home.  Their mom limits their game time, much to their dismay.  “What are you playing?” I asked. “Angry Birds,” they replied, in unison.  I was shocked.  My […]

View from the Balcony

View from the Balcony

It was  time once again to climb into the church balcony (if we had one) to see the big picture of our church. On March 17 we had the opportunity to host a Veritas workshop. Jon Kramka, from the Northwest Conference of the Covenant Church led this special seminar to help  us talk openly about […]

Veritas

Veritas

Dear Congregation, I want to invite all of you to join your team of leaders to examine what it means to explore the pathway to  continued vitality as a church. Congregational vitality is a journey of life, energy, passion, discovery, and hope. It is a result of the living God breathing new life into the […]

Jesus, Draw Me Close!

Jesus, Draw Me Close!

Ever wondered what it would be like if you deepened your love for your spouse, your family, and friends? When those relationships have built so much into your life that you, simply stated, feel excited, overwhelmed and blessed. When those  primary relationships fill your life with so much joy that you are overflowing with thankfulness. […]