Coming attractions!

Greetings friends! First of all, a great thanks to everyone who's been tuning in and reading along with the blog! We've had three series running right now from Dave Fetterman, Jim Gilchrist, and yours truly, and it's been great to read all of them! Thanks for hanging out! Starting next week, we're going to kick off three new series: Ed Sutter is going to be writing a series for parents titled:…

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Celebration

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. (Philippians 4:4, NRSV) We live in a dangerous and frightening world. Rejoicing and celebration are seldom words that come to mind when we read the daily headlines, examples of which include: “Israel deploys soldiers after deadly Palestinian attacks” “Obama warns Afghanistan fragile, will leave 5,500 U.S. troops” “Turks, Kurds trade blame for bombings”…

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Bible Jazz

About a year or so ago, I realized that I was living a frantic life and I desperately wanted to slow down. What really caught my attention was that music was becoming a background noise for me, and not something that I intentionally sat down and enjoyed like I used to. So Sarah purchased a record player for me. I absolutely love it! You can’t take the record player in the car with you. You can’t put…

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Faith at Work

Faith means different things to different people. To some, it’s a kind of optimism, as in “I have faith that things will all work out.” Maybe there are good reasons for that optimism, based on a sense of the way things are. Or maybe it’s more like a choice to see the glass half full, a preference for looking on the bright sight when the facts don’t point either way. Or maybe it’s just a sunny disposition…

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Transformed by Service

During the final meal that Jesus shared with his closest 12 friends, he got up from the table, removed his coat, tied a towel around his waist, picked up a basin of water and began to wash their feet. It was not unusual for guests to have their feet washed. That was a common practice because the rugged terrain, dusty roads, and travel mainly on foot led to hot, tired, dirty feet. Having them…

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