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When You Start Something
Have you ever heard the adage, “When you start something you need to finish it?” There is a joke about this. See what you think . . . “A Dr. on TV said to have inner peace we should always finish things we start and we all could use more calm in
Eyeing It or Compelled to Go?
Are you willing to be driven into the wilderness? When we went to the Holy Land in January one of the things I looked forward to sharing with our group the most was the “wilderness.” It was where Jesus was driven by the Holy Spirit after his
Dreams: From Lifeless to Living
Dreams are fascinating. They reveal to us our subconscious . . . and while I’m not an analyzer of dreams, I do think many (maybe not all) can be revealing if we meditate and pray about their meaning. Warning - the following might not make ...
Shaking the Polaroid is No Longer a Thing
Back in the dark ages, the ‘70s, Polaroid cameras became very popular ways to capture images. It was during this time when a new process of developing film was introduced, dry development. Light was used to develop the film. In 1972, the iconic
Who Gets the Last Word?
It is human nature to like or enjoy getting the last word. We’ve been heavily influenced by media and romanticism that whether or not it is through texting, phone calls, or face to face arguments, getting the last word can be advantageous to the
Sometimes the End of the Story is Just the Beginning
When our kids were young story-time followed by prayers was a normal bedtime routine. At first it was easy . . . just think up some crazy plot line, tell the story, and then everyone could end their day in a fun, positive way. However as they ...
New Devotions for Lenten Series Start Today!
The last time Scott and I had the opportunity to do a road trip together we realized we had forgotten how much joy we gather from driving with one another for long distances. Truth: We both despise one another’s driving. He thinks I don’t pay ...
BLOG- Travels From The Holy Land 2019
1/16/19 Happy Wednesday! Yesterday 22 others and I boarded the plane for JFK and at midnight boarded the flight for Tel Aviv. While in the Holy Land I'll be keeping a combination of written and video blog. You can find those on the theWest ...
VLOG- Travels From The Holy Land 2019
1/21/19 Happy Monday From Pan 1/20/19 1/18/19 Western Wall https://vimeo.com/312141192 Garden of Gethsemane https://vimeo.com/312141293 Teaching Steps https://vimeo.com/312141391 1/17/19 Shepherd's Fields Holocaust Museum Walk of the
That Which We Are Able to See
On our Uganda trip in October of 2017 we stayed in a new hotel in the village of Pakwach. Apparently it was REALLLLLLLY new, because they were still trying to work out a few kinks with the locks on their doors. A gentleman on the trip, Sheldon ...
Communion and Chewing Gum
Can you have the sacrament of Holy Communion if you chew gum in worship? Recently there was an article in The Charlotte Observer about a young person who was denied communion in the church of his/her faith tradition. There was great debate ...
Bursting Through The Hurdles, No Matter What
In a 110 meters hurdles event at the Chinese University Games a hurdler took a whole new approach to the race. Straight from the start he failed to clear the first hurdle and clipped the top of it. When he tried to clear the second hurdle, it ...
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