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Love Over Ego, Part 2: Humility Heals

Do you ever feel like the person in this photo… working really hard on something but it isn’t making any difference? This is what it is like when our motivation is self or ego gratification. The result is frustration rather … Continue reading

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Love Over Ego, Part 1: True Identity

We are beginning a six week series on the story of Daniel. It is a story of courage to stand up for what you believe in, to trust in God and the gradual development of a love in our lives … Continue reading

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Giving Up Old Habits

They say that old habits die hard. Perhaps it is because some of the habits we have are useful for a while in order to get us moving in the right direction. As imperfect as they may be, they can … Continue reading

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Keep Going: You Are Being Led To Happiness

Life is a journey. The destination is happiness, fulfillment, belonging and being part of something bigger than ourselves–being able to use our gifts to be of service to the greater good. We know what the journey is like because we … Continue reading

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It Is Love That Truly Sees

Bible stories can certainly be unusual, but they are shared because they tell a story of what is going on inside of ourselves. In the story of Jacob we read of him moving a large stone by his own strength … Continue reading

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Stairway To Heaven

We are going to be looking at a story in the Bible about Jacob. Jacob was leaving all that was familiar to him and going to a place he had never been. On the way he had a dream of … Continue reading

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Healthy Boundaries

What are healthy boundaries? How do we protect ourselves and feel safe and confident in what we believe and hold important, and how do we identify and respect the boundaries that others have set for themselves?  Do we unknowingly put … Continue reading

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No Thought Of Reward

There is a parable in the New Testament about a landowner who went out at 6 am, 9 am, noon, 3pm and 5 pm to find workers for his vineyard.  They all agreed to work for the same wage.  At the … Continue reading

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No Worship Services on Sunday, July 15th and 22nd

The church is “on holiday” for two weeks so there will be no services of worship or classes or other events until Sunday, July 29th. We pray you can use this time for connecting with family or the beautiful nature … Continue reading

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The Bible’s Inner/Deeper Meaning

The Bible on the literal level can be pretty weird and confusing and can be and has been used in lots of hurtful ways. There are places where it is made clear that there is a deeper meaning to the … Continue reading

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