Staff Blog

CHRISTMAS, THE DAY AFTER

12/11/2023

Opened boxes, ribbons, cards and crinkled wrappings, Christmas lights and candles, the tree in its trappings. Some cool gifts, some funny, we, grateful receivers, Meaningful gifts, heartfelt, joys of being givers.   Away in a manger. What?! No room for a bed?!?! Plunged into the darkness, the spiritually dead. A very pregnant gal, not one…

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Christmas Lights

12/11/2023

All around was darkness, the night in full array. But piercing through the night, Christmas lights on display,   Lights that shimmered and shined from far, far, far away. Driving through neighborhoods, Christmas lights on display.   Red lights in window panes, white lights hanging on eaves, Sparkled lights, Christmas trees, blinking lights on green…

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Advent

11/27/2023

It seems like as soon as Thanksgiving is over and packed away, all eyes are on Christmas!  And for good reason.  Most of us have wonderful memories and experiences that we look forward to, during this “most wonderful time of the year!”  I know that for me, watching my kids tear into a gift that…

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Spiritual Formation

11/22/2023

Every person, at some point in life, must decide whether to receive Jesus as his or her Lord and Savior. But that is just the starting point of a lifelong journey in discipleship as a follower of Jesus. As the apostle Paul says, we are to grow mature in Christ. We grow up into the…

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Book of Philippians

11/14/2023

The world gives “happiness” that is like cut flowers, “Happy for a while, but wilted within hours. But the joy that You plant, like seeds in the ground. Gardens will come! Beauty enjoyed, all year ’round!   “Happy” and joy, like oranges and apples, “Happy,” that for which everyone grapples, While joy, like an anchor,…

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American Thanksgiving

11/07/2023

MAYFLOWER COMPACT   The year 1620, One hundred and two sail For the glory of God, A new land did they hail.   For King and their country, In the presence of God Did covenant themselves A body politic. Awed.   But just one year later Only fifty-five remained. In spite of their hardships, Their…

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