Monthly Archives: November 2018

Preparation: Foresight and Intention (message prep)

Advent 1 – Luke 21:25-36 Year C Renovation Church Sunday, December 2, 2018 Preparation requires foresight and intention.  We need foresight to see that something is coming that will affect our experience.  It is foresight that makes us step on … Continue reading

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39th Birthday Weekend – Detroit, Ann Arbor, and Back Again to Kalamazoo

We hit the road early Friday morning to make it to the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI.  Emily’s folks got me tickets to the Ford Rouge Factory Tour, which is where the Ford F150 is built and dreams come … Continue reading

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RadCast – when we don’t pray?

[RadCast] What happens when we don’t pray? (Colossians 4:2) – We miss out on soul-shaping conversation with God. – We lose God’s perspective on our situation. – We lack God’s power in our lives. I encourage you: be devoted to … Continue reading

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[RadCast] Colossians 4:2 – Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.

The Apostle Paul encourages us to pray, giving the same directive as Jesus who tells us to pray and never give up. How’s your prayer life? You and I can always wander to the deeper places of prayer, just as … Continue reading

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39

I think I’ll live blog my birthday today. Mostly so that I can remember what happened the day I turned 39. 5am – woke up on the floor of my sisters house, where she lives with her husband, who also … Continue reading

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39th

I’m planning on spending my 39th year collecting insight from people on how best to turn 40.  40 is a milestone, and I want to draw from the wisdom and experience of those who have both been there and done … Continue reading

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[RadCast] Colossians 3:18-19 Wives, submit — Husbands, love (agapao).

Home is where we become more like Jesus. Why is marriage so difficult? We are called to out-serve each other in a culture that calls for self sufficiency. Only by grace.

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[RadCast] Colossians 3:8-10 — Surgery & Physical Therapy

Jesus takes away our sin and helps us live different lives. In the moment of opportunity, will we speak malice or grace, give in to our anger or step away, spread slander or shut up? Jesus doesn’t take away our … Continue reading

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Wednesday November 7, Mostly Cloudy, Windy, Occasional Showers

A day like no other.  My eyes popped open at 5am and I immediately remembered that I never bought full size coffee filters.  The 4-cuppers I have as emergency backups aren’t as deep, so they are easily overcome by the … Continue reading

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[RadCast] Spills (Colossians 3:5-7)

 

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