“Finding Hope”

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“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses,let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us   ….” (Hebrews 12:1) All-Star season marks the end of another Little League season. It is exciting to see […]

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Blast from the KidsLIFE Past…..

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Here is a blast from the children’s  ministry past. This was so much fun and such a blessing.  

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“Watch what you post”

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As a parent I have tried to establish a strong and healthy relationship with my children with a key component being communication. This past week at a family event we jokingly discussed the things that our children will do that many times we will not know about until after the fact. Even though we may […]

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“Who Owns the Problem?”

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Like many parents we have a tendency to try to save our children from discomfort and negative experiences. Some experts would call this being a helicopter parent, hovering near by ready to swoop in and save the day. Unfortunately, this practice sets the child and the parent up for failure over the years.  The child […]

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“Family Dinner”

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A hidden treasure of time can be found in many homes throughout our community.  That treasure is meal time. I recall growing up and the many stories that were told, experiences shared and relationships developed all during a meal time. Every evening our family sat down together for dinner. And of course, how could I […]

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“You’re kidding!”

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“Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.” (Colossian 3:16 NIV) A few weeks ago I had an “aha moment”. My teen son had assisted in doing some […]

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Recommended Reading “Becoming A Person of Influence”

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I found this book by John Maxwell and Jim Dornan to be very good resource if you want to be a more intentional leader. It gave me allot to think about  and helped me evaluate my own leadership and influence. In the book the authors give practical tips and share stories we all can learn […]

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“Moving Forward”

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“I do not consider, brethren, that I have captured and made it my own [yet]; but one thing I do [it is my one aspiration]: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the [supreme and heavenly] prize to which God in Christ Jesus […]

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“I Believe”

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“As for you, see that what you have heard from the beginning remains in you. If it does, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father.” 1John 2:24 In this passage we find John speaking to believers encouraging them to resist false teaching. Those whose motive would be to influence their beliefs […]

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“No Reputation”

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“but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men.” (Phil 2:7 NKJ) Our reputation is something that most people care about. Whether its in the community we live in, our places of employment or our homes. We want to be viewed a certain way and […]

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