And a Pinch of Salt

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(Originally posted 7/2/2014)   I made granola the other day.  While reading the recipe, the directions called for salt.  On first glance, it seems kind of horrible.  Who wants salty granola after all?  But – having learned this lesson years … Continued

You’re Fasting from What?!

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(Originally posted 9/8/2014) A dear friend from our church asked about what other types of fasting there are beyond food fasts.  This was my response.  I thought it might benefit others of us as well. – Pastor Darryl ———– Hi … Continued

A Glorious Descent

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(Originally posted 3/16/2015) We were taught that the earth’s gravity would cause two objects of different weight to fall at the same speed in the presence of a vacuum.  For non-science students, it seems like nonsense and magic talk.  For … Continued

Would a New (and Revised) Bonhoeffer Please Stand Up?

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(Originally posted 3/1/2016) This was Germany: discouraged, economically struggling, beaten down and rudderless. It is into this leadership vacuum that a polarizing man named Adolf was ushered. How different is our country now from the Germany into which Hitler swept … Continued

Go Big and Go Home; Just Go

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(Originally posted 3/12/2016) This morning, I read about a shooting that just happened. Five people lost their lives unexpectedly. They woke up one day and didn’t go to sleep that night. The shooter woke up that morning and ended the … Continued

Sephertoid

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Likes to put himself first Likes to put himself first? What kind of God-fearing man likes to put himself first? how… – when you look at the fierce love of Christ How – when you consider the great sacrifice HOW … Continued

Resurrection Sunday 2018

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What more shall I say,  Christ arose before day, His new life has conquered my old! What more shall I say, death’s been beaten away! Christ is RISEN! just as he foretold! By his life I see life, By his … Continued

Palm Sunday 2018

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Not because the donkey was strongest or best It wasn’t yet a white steed, to tower over the rest Not because you’d do what everyone asked No, you’re king and you’ll take your own counsel at last. Jesus, you entered … Continued

Helping Moths

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As I was driving home the other night, I saw something that looked like a bat flopping around on the road in front of me on a quiet street.  As I pulled over, I got out to find a very … Continued