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Pastor’s BLOG

It Will Not Be Taken Away

“There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her” (Luke 10:42). In the gospel of Luke we find a story about two contrasting women. Martha was doing … Continue reading

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Stronger Than Hate

“I believe that appreciation is a holy thing — that when we look for what’s best in a person we happen to be with at the moment, we’re doing what God does all the time. So in loving and appreciating … Continue reading

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More Merciful Than God?

“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy” (Matt. 5:7). I was on my way to preach at church one day during Idaho’s snowy season, and I got stuck behind a snowplow. Bored, I decided to turn on Christian radio. … Continue reading

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Bad Religion

“He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them, He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name” (John 1:11-12). Have you … Continue reading

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That’s Called Progress, Uncle Dan

Recently, my family has been listening to some old cassette tapes from a program called “Your Story Hour,” by Aunt Sue and Uncle Dan. They were given to us as a gift. I ordered a portable cassette player from Amazon … Continue reading

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Whose Side is God On?

You can safely assume that you have created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do. – Anne Lamott One of the biggest problems in our culture is polarization. We … Continue reading

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No Fear in Love, Part 3

“If you are repentant, it means that you love. And if you love, you already belong to God.” — Fyodor Dostoevsky At the root of all that is wrong with religion is a false and ugly image of God. If … Continue reading

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The Most Important Virtue

Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. — Maya Angelou Recently during our family devotional time, I read a fascinating story to my kids from Arthur Maxwell’s, The Bible … Continue reading

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No Fear in Love, Part 2

  There is no fear in love because perfect love casts out all fear …. — 1 John 4:18 Our first year of life together was a roller coaster. I went from nearly leaving the church to convincing my wife that … Continue reading

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Faith Like a Child

Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven — Matthew 18:3 Recently I was reading The Berenstain Bears Go to the Dentist to my 4-year-old daughter. She was fascinated by … Continue reading

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