Monthly Archives: March 2016

New Sermon Series: Hope (Romans 5:1-11)

We start a new series this Sunday called Hope, which is based on a verse-by-verse walk through of a very hope-filled passage in Romans (5:1-11).  Each week brings another installment of a sentence fragment which locks together to make a powerful statement of our … Continue reading

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Spring Belongs to Easter

Yesterday, amid sunny skies and 57 degrees, Zac asked if we could set up the little blue pool in our backyard.  I seriously considered it for about it for a minute but decided it would be a lot of water … Continue reading

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Terror during Holy Week

The resurrection of Jesus takes an even greater meaning in the context of terror.  This morning, a coordinated attack in Brussels led to death, wounds, and a reminder of the global presence of evil.  How do we deal?  We press on in hope, … Continue reading

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We gather into a room and sit around a long table adorned with different foods that were brought in by staff members.  This food fuels our discussions about new families, updates to the church calendar, and strategy for what’s next.  Our most creative … Continue reading

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When we’re in the church office we talk about important church things like where to set up the baptistry, a 1,000+ gallon tank soon to be filled with sanctified city water.  We discuss how many branches will be needed for … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Keep It Complicated

  Based on my own experience, here are 10 ways to make sure we’re keeping life as complicated and frustrating as we can: When it comes to decisions, especially big ones like who to marry or everyday decisions like how … Continue reading

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Whenever I go to the bank, I try to make sure they don’t see me as a big dude who’s there to rob the place.  As I approach the glass doors, I check the reflection to make sure I appear non-threatening.  If I’m holding … Continue reading

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Blood Draw & Music Therapy

Our daughter had some bloodwork done this morning.  At the lab, routine panel, relatively simple, done in a jiffy.  I just wish we could explain that to her in a way she’d understand. All she knows is that a couple … Continue reading

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The Full Extent of His Love

Jesus does innumerable different things to show his love for us.  If you had to narrow it down, what would you say is the best display of the full extent of his love?  In other words, what one event in the … Continue reading

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10 Ideas for a Snow Day

Another snow day in Michigan! Just when we thought we’d be able to send our kids back to school, the 5:30am call comes in.  Again?  No worries! Here’s 10 ways to make it great: 10. Have a fun “Find It!” Game. … Continue reading

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