Category Archives: Church

Psalm 8: What is Man?

O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength because of your foes, to still the … Continue reading

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A Good Day for a Hike

A beautiful day for a hike to O’Shaughnessy Point at Monte Sano with one of the elders at our church. Had to document it with a quick picture or two.

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The Best Part of My Easter

The best part of my Easter was receiving this handwritten note from my five-year-old friend Kaylee. Kaylee loves Jesus and she loves her church and she couldn’t wait to give me this note. I love it!

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A New Day: The Year of the Lord’s Favor, Part 4

Everything about the ministry of Jesus reflects the Kingdom of God. That means everything about the ministry of the church should also reflect the Kingdom of God. The church is to be an outpost of the Kingdom. That means our … Continue reading

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A New Day: The Year of the Lord’s Favor, Part 2

In the Year of Jubilee, debts were forgiven; captives were set free; land would lie fallow. (You can read all about it in Leviticus 25.) Jesus is declaring that in Him, the Year of Jubilee has come. In fact, it … Continue reading

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A New Day: Comfort in God’s Word, Part 3

I decided to run a little experiment this week. Rather than going through all the verses in God’s Word that bring me comfort, I decided to crowdsource this. So I asked my friends a very simple question: What Scripture or … Continue reading

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Overexpecting

It seems to me that we tend to overexpect quite a bit — we have unrealistic expectations for our institutions, our relationships, or really just about any area of our lives. I first came across the word in James K.A. … Continue reading

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A New Day: My Eyes Have Seen the King, Part 1

Can you imagine what it would be like to talk to someone who had actually seen God? If someone claimed to have seen God, would you be interested in what that person had to say? Would you lean in a … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned: Slow Down, Part 3

Augustine lived over 1,600 years ago and was one of the most important voices in the history of the church. He was a deep thinker, a prolific writer, and a passionate preacher. One of his most enduring lines gets at … Continue reading

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Habakkuk by a 13-Year-Old

Our youth group held their fall retreat this weekend and one of the speakers taught from the Old Testament book of Habakkuk. Her message inspired our youngest to come home and write out Habakkuk 1 along with his own notes … Continue reading

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