Sanctified

“For the one who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one Father. For this reason Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters…Because he himself was tested by what he suffered, he is able to help those who are being tested.” Hebrews 2:11&18 The Lenten season is often looked at as a time of sacrifice and suffering, a time to remember Jesus’ fast in the wilderness and a time to…

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What are you looking for?

(Editor's Note: Sorry for the missing blog yesterday! Things got crazy in a hurry, and then I was without internet in the evening. If you read this, and notice that there was a missing post in the series, please collect a free hug on Sunday!) 35The next day John again was standing with two of his disciples, 36and as he watched Jesus walk by, he exclaimed, “Look, here is the Lamb of God!” 37The two…

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Confession

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love…. For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before more (Psalm 51:1-2) A member of our congregation said not long ago that, much as he likes the church, he thinks we don’t do enough with confession. He’s right. We need to focus more on the practice of confession, and the first day of Lent is an ideal time to begin. Part of the probl…

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A Quiet Place

What I am about to say, when I share it about myself, often confuses people. For a lot of folks, this comes as a surprise, some have even said shocking, if they've gotten to know me over any length of time. But I have taken those famous Meyer's Brigg's personality sorters, and it turns out that for all the time I spend in front of people, speaking in groups, being the life of the party, and just…

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A Fine Line (Cassandra Millis)

I don’t mean to start this blog off with a fight but I’m very opposed to tattoos… on me. It isn’t a religious concern, I’ve just had this issue since I was a kid where I really dislike pain. Somehow, for me, it hurts. So, I avoid it. But if there were some way to get a tattoo with no pain, I know what mine would be. The first bit of Romans 12:11 in some fancy font: “Be Not Slothful in Zeal.” Zeal means …

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