Monthly Archives: February 2016

Sunday Text Followups

These are the texts I didn’t get around to during the message on Sunday, February 28, 2016.  We talked about the spiritual discipline of confession and celebrated communion.  God was present and we knew it. Sudden aside: That’s a great definition … Continue reading

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Sunday Text Followups

These are most of the text messages I didn’t get around to on Sunday, February 21st at pfmchurch. Title and author of book again please…. Celebration of Discipline by Richard J. Foster.  I read a portion of p.111 (in my edition) called The … Continue reading

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Praying for Kalamazoo

My normal morning prayer time was hijacked by the tragic news of mass murder in Kalamazoo.  All we know right now is that a person drove from place to place and shot people, seemingly at random.  Besides those critically injured, 7 … Continue reading

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Lent: Some Notes on Fasting

I preached a sermon (tried to, at least) on Fasting yesterday at pfmchurch.  Using Scot McKnight’s excellent book Fasting as a guide, I pointed out four kinds of fasting: Water Fast: That’s where you drink water but eat no food. Juice Fast: That’s … Continue reading

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Sunday Text Messages

People text me while I preach.  At the beginning of each message, I put up my digits and encourage people to text as I speak.  I usually make the following clear, so as to establish protocol: As I’m talking, please feel … Continue reading

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We’re Not Alone In This (Psalm 99:6-7)

Moses and Aaron were among his priests, Samuel was among those who called on his name; they called on the LORD and he answered them. He spoke to them from the pillar of cloud; they kept his statutes and the … Continue reading

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Groundhog Day 2016

Oh, I’ve heard of Groundhog day, but what about Skyhog day??  I once asked my friend who works at the zoo: “when will we see Skyhog day?” and he said “when pigs fly.”  We laughed and laughed.  He’s rather witty. We would’ve went on, … Continue reading

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