Where Your Treasure Is

I am slowly – and, I hope, surely – reconciling myself to the reality of Charlotte traffic. It hasn’t been easy. Nothing I was taught in driver’s ed ever prepared me to make a left turn off of Colony Road onto Carmel Road at 4:30 in...

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The Hope of Spring

Each year, as the month of March draws near, I’m reminded of the simple poem “In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb” by Lorie Hill. March roars in like a lion so fierce, the wind so cold, it seems to pierce. The month rolls on and spring draws near...

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Being A Sending Church

There are two components to being a church that makes Sending Apostles a priority. The first component is nurturing, encouraging, and equipping people at Providence to become Christians who are open to hearing—and, then, saying Yes—to...

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Love Always

Frederick Buechner, esteemed writer, poet, and theologian said that “If we are to love our neighbors, before doing anything else we must see our neighbors. With our imagination as well as our eyes, that is to say like artists, we must see...

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A Light in the Darkness

“When the time came to completion, God sent His Son …”  Galatians 4:4 According to the way Christians in the church mark time, the season of Advent began on November 29.  In a very real and profound sense, though, it feels like we have been...

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We All Need Resurrection

The word “lent” isn’t in the Bible, but the concept is. The word itself comes from the Old English and German words for “spring” and “long.” During the 40 or so days from Ash Wednesday to Easter, the days grow longer as we enter into spring. We...

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Moments for Music

The ways in which we make music have certainly changed this past year. We cannot simply gather in a room to sing our favorite hymn, and even our best efforts to make music together (safely) can be difficult. However, music remains a much-needed...

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