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Advent, Wk 2: On Comfort (and Joy)

I’ve been thinking about comfort for several weeks now.  I didn’t choose it. I’d rather think about pie or something funny Zac said… about pie. I was cajoled into making comfort the word of the week because of the Revised Common Lectionary. One of … Continue reading

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The Prayer Meeting Lever

We held our monthly All Church Prayer Hour at Portage Free Methodist last night.  Prayer has been central to the church since day one (Acts 2:42 and beyond) but pfm was especially awakened again to the power of prayer about 15 months ago. … Continue reading

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YOU WON’T BELIEVE some of these Eye Catching Headlines! Number 7 made me shoot chocolate milk out of my left nostril…

…and I haven’t had any chocolate milk! I am simply making an observation. We choose content because of the wow. Surprises makes us say wow. It’s no wonder, then, that our news feeds have titles like this. I think it’s … Continue reading

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Train Tracks Teach

– Train tracks represent planned power.   Power unplanned, unrestrained, or unintentional, is always dangerous.  God’s power is not like this.  His power is very planned, very restrained, and very intentional.  Tracks  are planned. – Train tracks take something someplace.  … Continue reading

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More Second Adam

I’m working on the sermon for tomorrow’s SAFMC AM service.  Check your local listings, or, just tune in to the live stream at 9 or 11:15 via springarborfm.org. I’ll tell you this: I have never worked so hard in discerning … Continue reading

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Things My Kids Shouldn’t Eat (Volume 1)

Lexi (2.8) and Malachi (1.6) make a great team, mostly because they have the same two objectives in mind: 1. Find something to eat. 2. Eat it. Bear in mind that the word “food” never enters the equation. Targets for … Continue reading

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WireLESS? Wireless-less? Wireful?

From ExperiencingWorship.com: “Can your church use existing wireless systems after 2009? No. Not reliably. Can your church buy a comparable wireless system to the one in use today, that is future proof? No. There are some options, but these systems … Continue reading

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iPhone

Apple announced the iPhone today which will be available in June. Can I wait that long? Can I swing the $499 price tag? Do I dare buy the first generation? Anyway, these are exciting times — a handheld device that … Continue reading

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In case you were wondering about why the weather is so strange…

It turns out it’s not just El Nino, though he plays a part. As I ride my bike around the neighborhood wearing a tee-shirt, jeans and Van’s, I’m wondering if Al Gore is right about this whole global warming thing, … Continue reading

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