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Christmas at Easter

03/23/2016

I find myself in the atypical position of going through hundreds of Christmas songs right during passion week this year, and it’s kind of a strange sensation.  It’s been pretty enjoyable, really.  In celebration of the church’s 30th anniversary, we are preparing, for the largest Christmas program our church has even attempted, and I am…

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Palm Sunday at Kids Church!

03/23/2016

Boys and girls, between first and fifth grade, file in excitedly as curiosity is in the air. Why the palm branches? Why lay them down before Jesus? Why the atmosphere of celebration? What’s praise and how do I do it? It’s Palm Sunday at PCI Kids Church and we, the teachers, are revved up to help…

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Two Favorite Prayers Before Bedtime

03/20/2016

Truth be told– I used to pray and not really remember what I said or if I said it right.  I was just talking to myself.  But as I learn more, I find that God hears everything I think too! If God knows our thoughts, why not invite Him into prayer with us? He is…

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Leadership Musts

03/17/2016

As we are coming toward the end of the second year of our Northstar Leadership Training, I have compiled a list of things I must do for the people that God has seen fit to have me in their lives as a leader: I must CARE for them (Communication, Affirmation, Recognition, and Example) I must…

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Longings of the Heart: God’s Love

03/16/2016

Ephesians 3:17-19 If you listen closely to your heart, you’ll hear yearnings for love. We yearn for a kind of love that loves us as we are (with our weaknesses), but sees the person we could become. We yearn for a kind of love that is strong enough to “secure” us but won’t let us…

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Brush with Death

03/16/2016

Okay, so maybe going under general anesthetic for a simple shoulder surgery isn’t really statistically all that dangerous. Still, after having been through surgery before, I’ve learned two things: First, I don’t like the feeling of going under. I feel like I’m going unwillingly into a bad dream…shudder.   Second, I tend to fixate several days…

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