Servant Leadership

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Someone once told me that people don’t really care how much you know but rather how much you care. They then reminded me that when you get in the trenches of life with someone you build true relationship. Over my years of service in various communities as a marketplace minister I have found this to […]

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Empty Inside

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What really matters in the journey of life? As we ponder the question and the flood of answers come to mind. We may fill the blank with family, friends, a social cause, or something else. Take a moment to consider what if what really mattered in this journey is our relationship with God? In the […]

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Hope while in a Storm

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A New Hope, referencing the Star Wars classic film title. It would seem as though we live in a day when we need to reevaluate who and what we live for in addition to what we believe in. A lot has changed over the past year and a half. We as a people have been […]

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Engraved

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“The Trials of life can be God’s tools for engraving His image on our character.” Warren Wiersbe In a day when we seem to find a great deal of civil unrest in our nation and a lack of trust in government and those in authority. I am drawn to a verse in the bible that […]

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Be the Church

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When did Christianity become about church attendance? As if attending church is all we need to successfully navigate life.  Church is more than lights, buildings, services and family traditions. Jesus came to earth, lived the life of a carpenter and modeled what authentic relationship with God and others should look like. He was committed to […]

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Hope for difficult times

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“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor.” Jesus proclamation as recorded by Luke is so profound in that Jesus was stating that Gods hand was on Him to proclaim the good news of salvation and deliverance. So many people in that time […]

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God and Only God

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 It is 8:30 in the morning and I am sitting at my dining room table drinking my coffee.  This certainly is not my favorite place for this activity.  I love sitting on my back patio in the warm morning air enjoying the last moments of peace before my day starts.  Since we are still technically […]

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Confident in God

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“Dear children, continue in him, so that when he appears we may be confident and unashamed before him at his coming” (1 John 2:28) We stand at the beginning of a new year, yes 2018 is here and for some we look at the New Year with joy and expectation meanwhile for others there may be a very […]

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Whats Left Behind

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“You shall never fail to have a successor to sit before me on the throne of Israel, if only your descendants are careful in all they do to walk before me faithfully as you have done.” 1 Kings 8:25 Who will build on the legacy that we leave once we are gone? I think this […]

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“When the dust settles”

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Jesus replied…. “A time is coming and in fact has come when you will be scattered, each to your own home. You will leave me all alone. Yet I am not alone, for my Father is with me.  (John 16:31; NIV) Jesus speaking to his followers made a statement that left them puzzled when he […]

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