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We Can Do A Better Job Of Loving One Another

This week we are going to dig into how to treat each other better than we seem to be doing right now. It seems like we have lost some clarity about why we are here on this planet and how … Continue reading

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When Our Problems Feel Too Big To Overcome

Do you ever feel like your problems or the problems of the world seem too big to overcome? Does it feel like there is nothing you can do and you feel stuck and hopeless? There is a story from the … Continue reading

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Why Are We So Good At Making Bad Choices?

Why is it that no matter how well we know what is right and plan to do the right thing we can keep making bad choices? This pattern can be frustrating and disheartening. The truth is that this is part … Continue reading

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The Ups And Downs Of Life

Does this picture capture well the feeling of living through a pandemic? The story of Noah and the ark feels a little too close to home in some ways. Locked inside an ark with no seeming end in sight for … Continue reading

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What To Look For In A Good Leader

We are entering into the election season. You might be wondering if there is a spiritual component to leadership and choosing a leader? Are there things I can learn from God’s Word about how to choose a good leader? Is there guidance … Continue reading

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Free, Yet Reasonable

We all love our freedom. Do we really understand what it means to have freedom? True freedom doesn’t mean doing whatever we want. True freedom relies upon finding out what is right and good and making a choice based on … Continue reading

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When We Reach Our Limit

There are times in life when things pile up and we feel like we have reached the limit of our ability to cope. It is as if we are being battered around by waves emotionally. We might believe that we … Continue reading

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No Worship Service This Sunday, August 2nd.

Wishing you a peaceful Sunday. May you find meaningful connection with the Lord this Sabbath day. From True Christianity 301, Emanuel Swedenborg: “Sabbath in the language of the original means rest… When the Lord came into the world that day … Continue reading

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What Is Anger And What Do I Do With It?

We all experience anger. It is a fairly common emotion. It is an emotion that perhaps is becoming more and more familiar as circumstances in our world challenge us in new ways almost daily. Is anger always a negative emotion? … Continue reading

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To Judge Or Not To Judge?

That is the question. We live in a moment in time where the restraints appear to have been removed and people feel much more free to express their judgments of others openly. But are we supposed to make judgments of … Continue reading

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