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What would your ONE THING be?

“What would happen if we “new” pastors were able to go into our “new” appointments filled with all the love and growth that has occurred throughout our previous appointments along the journey, and concentrate onĀ ONE THING with the love and … Continue reading

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Cleansing the Temple in Peace

Yesterday during worship, I talked about HOW Jesus came into Jerusalem from Matthew 21. Here is the passage: Matthew 21: 1-17 When they had come near Jerusalem and had reached Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, … Continue reading

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Let it Shine!

Today the sun is out full force at my Oregon home. Yes, we do get sunshine from time to time. I love to be out on days like this, absorbing the rays. Even if it is cold out, I find … Continue reading

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Today I heard an apple fall….

This morning, as I was close to finishing up my 2 mile walk, I heard an apple fall from a tree. I truly cannot say that I’ve ever really “heard” that. I’ve seen it. In the seeing, I must have … Continue reading

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Numbers

Our world is almost obsessed with numbers. We measure everything! Polling numbers, statistical numbers, financial numbers, health numbers, efficiency numbers….you get the picture. And yet, are numbers the real measure of who we are? Right now, most mainline denominations are … Continue reading

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The Dying Church or The Resurrected Church?

This is not just another article about the dying church…..or maybe it is. This first week of Easter has been pretty sobering for me. I got some news – that I sort of knew was coming, but I didn’t want … Continue reading

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40 bags in 40 days

Lent has started. This year, for some reason, I’ve had a difficult time deciding what to do for Lent. I’ve given up, I’ve added, I’ve done lots of different things – all in an attempt to bring me closer to … Continue reading

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