Courage

I remember the first time I ever preached. I was in my youth group at Beulah Presbyterian Church, and for a youth group one night a collection of us were asked to give the message. I think I had maybe ten minutes or so to preach, but preaching it was. And my goodness, it was exhilarating! Something about all the prep work that happened ahead of time, the build up, the delivery, it was…

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Journal

How good is your memory? Do you remember what your first bike looked like? Or your first grade teacher’s name? Or what you had for breakfast two days ago? I don’t know about you, but my memory is horrible. I don’t believe I can answer any of those questions, or at least the little fragments of answers I can come up with could be just what I’ve concocted in my own mind. I’ll set aside how nervous that make…

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Origin Story

Editor's Note: Sorry we were away last week, school got a whole lot crazy really quickly! We return you now to our regularly scheduled series on stories, and once again remind you that if you have a story around faith that you would like to share, please send it along to freyer@westminster-church.org It is true that Batman V. Superman, a movie which I had been waiting to see for years, was a…

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How did you meet?

One of the questions that any married or dating couple will have to answer with a fair amount of frequency is "How did you guys meet?" Sarah and I have the incredibly predictable answer of meeting in high school marching band, as all good nerdy couples should! Some folks meet at work, or at a party, or just happen to bump into each other in the street. When you're watching romantic…

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Missed Connections

There is a section of the popular website Craigslist that brings me great joy to browse from time to time. It’s called missed connections. The idea is that two strangers meet somewhere in the world, even if only for a second or two, and at least one person falls in love but fails to act before the encounter is over. So this person, in what must be a totally desperate attempt to right the wrongs o…

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