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Keys To A Happy Life, Part Two

How would you define happiness? The dictionary states very unhelpfully: The state of being happy. It feels a bit like trying to define love. We know when we feel loving and we know when we stop feeling that way. Some … Continue reading

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Keys To A Happy Life, Part One

If you were asked, “What would make you happy?” how would you answer?  It is not unusual to think that if a certain thing happened or if a person acted a certain way or did a certain thing then we … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday: The Gift of Eternal Life

This Sunday is Palm Sunday. We will have a procession with palms during the children’s portion of the service to celebrate God’s presence in our life. In the adult talk we will focus on the story of Lazarus being brought back … Continue reading

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You Were Created To Be Happy

Is this surprising news coming from a church? Churches can get a reputation for being places that promote surrendering all joy and delight and offering guilt and shame instead. But we really were created to be happy and to enjoy … Continue reading

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Use Your Eyes To See The Good In Others

How much does our happiness and peace of mind depend on how we see things, people and circumstances? Pretty much.

 The old saying goes, “We see the world, not as it is, but as we are.” The lens through which … Continue reading

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Slow Down And Get A New Perspective: a.k.a. “Be still and know that I am God.” – God (Psalm 46:10)

We can be so busy. So busy doing things, moving from one thing to the next or viewing one news item or social media post to another that we can end up missing out on what is most important and … Continue reading

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Growth Through Discomfort: a.k.a Feel and Deal

We don’t like to be uncomfortable or to experience pain. Makes sense. But we may be stunting our ability to grow spiritually if we avoid all discomfort. Our discomfort is often a window into something we need to work through. … Continue reading

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Spirituality For A Busy Life

We may have the impression that to be a spiritual person we need to devote a serious amount of time and effort toward and take deep dives into spiritual practices for it to make any difference. Since we don’t have … Continue reading

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Spiritual Goals For Parenting

It is easy to go through our days as parents just trying to get by, focused on trying to get the children in bed as quickly as possible so we can get on with life. Some days are certainly like … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Candlelight Service 4:30 p.m.

Come celebrate the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ in a candle light service beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve. It is a beautiful, peaceful service for people of all ages. We hope you will join us on this … Continue reading

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