Something Shared, Something Gained

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Step foot into any church nursery or onto any daycare playground and you’ll almost certainly find a child who is reluctant to share.  One of the reasons this is the case is because children typically understand sharing to mean less for themselves – less time with a specific toy, less turns with the basketball, or less crackers during lunch. When … Read More

What’s the Verdict?

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I’ve been obsessed with Lauren Daigle’s song “How Can It Be” since I first heard it two months ago.  The whole song is powerful, but I find a section of the chorus particularly moving: You plead my cause You right my wrongs You break my chains You overcome Not too long ago, the words I’d been listening to appeared before … Read More

What Are You Waiting For?

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Our culture is obsessed with instant gratification.  We are consumers bent on getting what we want when we want it, hence the proliferation of fast food restaurants, instant streaming services, and vending machines.  Although these inventions add convenience to our lives, they don’t necessarily benefit our health.  Contrary to how we act at times, fast isn’t always synonymous with best.  Sometimes … Read More

Desperate Times, Desperate Measures

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On Sunday, David preached a powerful sermon from Mark 5 about two different people whose dire circumstances caused them to come to Jesus in desperation.  Jairus was a prominent religious leader whose young daughter was near death.  He was likely wealthy and was respected by his peers, most of whom were suspicious of Jesus’ ministry, at best.  The second individual was a … Read More

It’s All Part of the Plan

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I love making plans.  Whether it’s planning a getaway, organizing an event, or coordinating a hangout, I enjoy the process of thinking through the details.  Making plans is fun for me, but I’m not fond of changing or canceling them.  I’ll do it when I need to, but my preference is almost always for things to go as originally scheduled. … Read More