Category Archives: In Christ

Fear vs. Faith (Matthew 14:22-33)

I’ve been on a boat but haven’t seen anything as strange as a man walking toward me in the dark, padding effortlessly across the liquid H2O like it were January in Michigan.  It gets cold enough here to freeze the … Continue reading

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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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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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New Years Eve has a Christmas Eve vibe to it because we get to wake up tomorrow to something yet unknown, like some kind of fresh start, a clean slate, a brand new shared experience. Sure, we could set goals … Continue reading

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#Whole: 1st Century Content / 21st Century Media

I had my own radio station when I was a kid.  My broadcast equipment included a microphone, mixer, and a tape deck from Radio Shack.  I even used my initials as call letters: WRAD.  By age 10, I sent a cassette several states away to … Continue reading

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Welcome to Day 1

I looked through some stuff from the past few years. I’m trying to examine my life to ensure that yes, it is worth living (and it certainly is).  Through the years, God has blessed, empowered, encouraged, strengthened.  I am happy … Continue reading

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Abide – John 15:1-8 (for the 5th Sunday of Easter)

Jesus says “I am the true vine.” God says “I am the vinedresser.” You and I say “I will abide in Jesus.” Have you ever wrestled with discovering the will of the Lord for your life?  Read John 15:1-8.  In … Continue reading

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