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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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Loving Those You Disagree With

We seem to live in a highly divided world. We all seem to have set up our camps of beliefs and have determined that if anyone doesn’t agree with us then they are idiots (or some other colorful name). This … Continue reading

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Practicing Forgiveness, Part 6: Prayer Plays A Big Part

Prayer is a powerful tool that the Lord urges us to use to help us in our efforts to receive and grant forgiveness. Please join us this week as we dig into this subject 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

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Practicing Forgiveness, Part 5: Transformation

In our exploration of the subject of forgiveness we are now circling back to the beginning where we asked the question, “Why Forgive?” The simple answer is that forgiveness has the power to transform us. When we dig into the … Continue reading

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