New Year’s Journey

When I was a young child, I got in trouble from time to time. Each time, as one of my parents confronted my negative behavior, I would find myself looking at the floor. It’s hard to face moments that are not full of good things. Every day...

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Immanuel

To have a sense of wonder is to possess a deep curiosity about things, to be able to still be surprised about certain aspects of the world around you. Having a sense of wonder means not being so used to the world around you that you stop thinking...

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Blessing One Another

The following is a quote from Henri Nouwen: “To bless means to say good things. We have to bless one another constantly. Parents need to bless their children, children their parents, husbands their wives, wives their husbands, friends their...

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Gathered for Worship

Last month, in my article “Called to Worship,” I discussed that worship is about so much more than our corporate meetings.  It is a biblical mandate on how we should live our lives.  Worship is the proper response to our God who has given us...

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Pray for Those . . .

October is “National Bullying Prevention Month” and I encourage you to have conversations with your family about bullying and how bullying impacts people of all ages. In life, we all run into people that let us down and disappoint us. Sometimes...

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Called to Worship

I love to watch movies. The lights dim and the screen illuminates. The plot evolves, characters develop, and everything begins to fit together. By the time the movie ends I have often been moved, perhaps even changed. New perspectives uncovered...

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