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Pinching Myself

“Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.“ -Jeremiah 33:3 Is this real? Does God really answer prayers? Lately I feel like I’ve been needing to pinch myself as I watch prayers I’ve prayed for years become answered in ways I would’ve never expected….

Why Faith Compels Creation Care

The environment is a hot topic right now, and not just because it’s hot outside! Why is caring for the earth a part of my expression of faith? Because God made it: Genesis 1 and 2 tell stories about God’s creating process, They assure us, “God looked at everything God had made, and it was very good”…

Bittersweet Blessings

I wished the grocery store clerk a Happy Mother’s Day as we chatted. “It won’t be happy this year,” she said. “My mom died last month.” Mother’s Day can be a beautiful remembrance of the precious women in our lives. But for lots of people, Mother’s Day is a tough time. Infertility, the death of…

National Day of Prayer

Praying for our leaders is commanded by Scripture: “I ask that requests, prayers, petitions, and thanksgiving be made for all people. Pray for kings and everyone who is in authority so that we can live a quiet and peaceful life in complete godliness and dignity.” -1 Timothy 2:1-2 This has been a helpful spiritual discipline…

New Life

God loves us deeply. He is full of mercy. So he gave us new life because of what Christ has done. -Ephesians 2:4 Yesterday our congregation did something very brave, and wonderful, and hard.  Yesterday our congregation made the decision to sell our current buildings to First Baptist Church, our next door neighbor for a century….

For Sale

Note: I wrote this just before our church’s “For Sale” sign went up last fall. This coming Sunday April 23, we have a congregational vote to sell our property and to purchase a new property! It’s happening! Pray with us for new life to come. -Pastor Dawn   “If anyone is in Christ, there is…

Happy Easter (Still)

It was still the first day of the week. That evening, while the disciples were behind closed doors because they were afraid of the Jewish authorities, Jesus came and stood among them. He said, “Peace be with you.” After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. When the disciples saw the…

Good Friday

Pilate wanted to satisfy the crowd, so he released Barabbas to them. He had Jesus whipped, then handed him over to be crucified. -Mark 15:15 Today we remember the execution of Jesus. We remember that we was tortured, nailed to a cross, and left to die of asphyxiation. Yes, we know how the story turns…

Maundy Thursday

I received a tradition from the Lord, which I also handed on to you: on the night on which he was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took bread. After giving thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this to remember me.” He did the same thing with the…

Holy Wednesday

“Take care that your hearts aren’t dulled by drinking parties, drunkenness, and the anxieties of day-to-day life. Don’t let that day fall upon you unexpectedly, like a trap. It will come upon everyone who lives on the face of the whole earth. Stay alert at all times, praying that you are strong enough to escape…

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