Famous Last Words

What do you want your last words to be? Something brave: “Once more unto the breach!” from Shakespeare’s King Henry? Something romantic, such as the words John Wayne spoke to his wife just before he died, “Of course I know who you are, you’re my girl. I love you.” Or...

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Love Song

What is the greatest love song of all time? Can you really pick just one? There are so many great love songs that get our blood pumping and our bodies swaying. But only one song stands above them all. Well, it’s not really a song, per se. At least not...

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Why Pray?

Most people say they believe that prayer is important. And most people devote almost no time to prayer. Why do you think that is? Is prayer difficult? Boring? How do you treat prayer? When Jesus taught his followers to pray, listen to what he said, Matthew 6:7-15 (NIV) 7 And when...

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Small Things, Big Difference

We all want to change something about ourselves. We want to be healthier, smarter, more loving, more productive…we want to have more fun, be more relaxed, have more peace. And the beginning of a new year is the most popular time for deciding to change. It feels like the slate...

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Reformation

500 years ago…now, wait a minute…I know what some of you are thinking. “500 years ago is a long time and anything that happened before yesterday just seems boring and irrelevant.” But give me a minute, and you’ll see that this thing that happened 500 years ago shaped your life....

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Generous: A Life Worth Giving

“How God’s grace inspires and empowers us to build a community of diverse generosity.” I’m sure you, like me, have at some point stripped a dandelion naked with a puff of your breath, watching its robe of seeds scatter to the wind. And what happened? Days later scores more dandelions...

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Compassion Day

Join us Sunday, April 30th at 10:30 a.m. for Compassion Day! Come and learn about the difference Compassion International is making in the lives of children around the world living in poverty. You’ll get to “meet” Hilda as you watch a moving video about this young girl’s life in Peru...

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The Cross

The cross is the best known least understood symbol in the world. We memorialize it with jewelry and tattoos, but our understanding of it is about as deep as a soup bowl. For the first followers of Jesus, the cross was an embarrassment that led to mockery and misunderstanding. Just...

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Rooted: Grow Deep. Live Tall.

I was mugged. Not just me. There were a few of us. My oldest brother and a couple of his friends were “letting” me play basketball with them at P.S. 67 (they number the public schools in New York City). I was maybe ten years old and winter was over,...

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