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Hope is a Big Word

Hope is a Big Word

Hope is a BIG word. Last Sunday, when our congregation was prompted to complete one of the follow phrases...             Because he lives, I can ________             Because he lives, I have _______…   Read More »

Because He Lives

Because He Lives

The resurrection of Jesus Christ changed everything. Everything! Think about it: Jesus’ resurrection is the reason we celebrated Easter last week, but also the reason we worship together every Sunday. It’s the reason we sing, pray, hope, dream...and a million other things in…   Read More »

The Same, But DIFFERENT

The Same, But DIFFERENT

Holy week illustrates the incredible highs and lows of the spiritual life, of Jesus’ life! From the adrenaline rush of Palm Sunday to the settling darkness of Maundy Thursday, from the suffering of Good Friday to the unbridled joy of Easter Sunday morning: the whole Gospel…   Read More »

Ways to Walk - Holy Week 2018

Ways to Walk - Holy Week 2018

A couple of days from now, Palm Sunday will mark the beginning of Holy Week in the Christian tradition. There’s a quite a bit of competition for our time and attention during this particular week in 2018. First off, there’s March Madness, and the Loyola Ramblers (and Sister…   Read More »

Little Lambs & Salvation Week

Little Lambs & Salvation Week

Last week was salvation week in Little Lambs. One hundred fifty-nine children prayed with their teacher to invite Jesus into their hearts. #g2G Since I have been the Director of Lambs, these salvation week experiences have been the most humbling, exhilarating, challenging, and…   Read More »

I Like Billy Graham

I Like Billy Graham

Since Billy Graham’s death a few weeks back, I’ve found myself thinking of his life, ministry and career with a deepening affection and respect. Though I didn’t know Rev. Billy Graham personally, there are quite a few reasons why I like Billy Graham and have felt closely…   Read More »

Energy Transfer

Energy Transfer

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about anger in response to the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. I concluded: “The words, ‘let your anger go’ are easy to type, but are so difficult to practice. A future post will consider some practical ways that could help us…   Read More »

Through Thick and Thin Places

Through Thick and Thin Places

*Before you read this week’s blog, please read the letter addressed to the congregation from our new Senior Leadership Team (SLT) Chair, Ken Vos, regarding the latest news from our Pastor Search Team. Gracias! (LETTER HERE) As I’ve been studying God’s covenants with his…   Read More »

A Shot of Anger

A Shot of Anger

It’s been almost 20 years since Columbine. I vividly remember the shock I felt on April 20, 1999 when I first heard about the school shooting spree at the high school in Littleton, Colorado that killed 13 people and wounded more than 20 others. After this week’s shooting in…   Read More »

Family Fasting and Feasting: The Details

Family Fasting and Feasting: The Details

Two weeks ago, Pastor Gregg asked me about the involvement of families and children in the fasting and feasting rhythm many of us have undertaken. As I began talking with families, one theme kept coming up.   “Fasting’s not easy!” they’d say.   Most…   Read More »

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