Category Archives: Blessings

The Gospel According to Genesis: When We Trust God, Part 2

In Genesis 12:1-3, God speaks of the great blessing He will bestow upon Abraham. In fact, God uses the word “bless” five times in His call of Abraham.  Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred … Continue reading

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The Gospel According to Genesis: When We Trust God

In our Genesis study, we’ve spent the last two weeks talking about A God Who Creates and A God Who Makes Promises. Today we want to build on that by looking at the extraordinary power of trusting in God. Today we’ll focus … Continue reading

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Contentment: The Continual Feast, Part 2

Many people think that contentment is something you find, but that’s not what the Bible says. In fact, the Bible never says contentment is something that you “find” like it’s some undiscovered land hidden away in your heart.  Contentment isn’t … Continue reading

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Contentment: The Continual Feast

I love Thanksgiving – it is far and away my favorite holiday. The anticipation starts building a couple of days earlier as Sunny begins her food prep. We always have turkey and dressing, ham, cheesey potatoes, corn, sweet potatoes and … Continue reading

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A Covenant and a Contract: Twenty Years of Marriage and Ministry

Twenty years ago, two of the most important events of my life occurred in a span of less than two weeks. On August 14, 1999, I entered into a covenant relationship with my bride, marked by vows of love and … Continue reading

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Birthday

Today was a good day.

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Happy Thanksgiving 2018

This morning I ran the Turkey Trot with my daughter. Just a few months ago, she was confined to a walking boot after surgery on her right foot. Today we ran / walked / ran some more / walked some … Continue reading

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Eugene Peterson

God loves you. He’s on your side. He’s coming after you. He’s relentless. Continue reading

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A Thousand Weeks

Last week I stumbled upon a surprising truth. On a lark, I decided to calculate how long Sunny and I had been married. Of course, I knew we’d been married 19 years, but I wanted to know the exact number … Continue reading

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The Boot

Six weeks ago, this girl had surgery on her foot. Her recovery hasn’t been easy — in fact, it’s been pretty rough. She slept on the couch for the first few days as we tried to manage her pain. But … Continue reading

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