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When the Promise Outlives Us

I don’t think that God would make it in the business world or even in the leadership of most of our churches today. So often the leaders of these institutions need to have results able to be seen within a fairly short period of time anywhere between one to ten years depending on the environment. 1,309 more words


Ministry of Imagination

Today is the Third Sunday of Advent. Today’s Sermon is focused on the Magnificat.


The Text of today’s Sermon  is below the photos from today – More or Less! 1,697 more words

Stumps and Shoots

Having a Forest Service Geotechnical Engineer for a husband comes in handy. Engineering skills (or at least the ability to visualize and create 3-dimensional objects) are useful when 3rd graders are assigned diorama projects. 804 more words

A Voice In Ramah: Power, Protest, and Presence

A voice was heard in Ramah,
weeping and much grieving.
Rachel weeping for her children,
and she did not want to be comforted,
because they were no more.
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Advent Devotional: Friday, December 5

Every so often, there are pictures or lists that make the rounds on social media that pine for “the good ol’ days.” Perhaps you know what I’m talking about: “When I was young we used to run around in the forest and ride our bikes, not play video games.” Or, “When the streetlights came on you knew you had about 10 minutes to get home for dinner.” Or, “When I was your age we slid on metal slides and jumped off of swings into pits of gravel.” And I think part of those sentiments is true; generally speaking, we didn’t worry about all that much just 15, 25, or 50 years ago. 259 more words