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A More Excellent Way

Americans have become addicted to binary thinking, and it is destroying the fabric of our society. The tendency in America today is to see every issue as black or white, as right or wrong. It is the temptation to view every person as an enemy or an ally. This binary thinking is challenging the capacity […]

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Tune In

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” – Romans 12:2 Have you ever considered that you may know more about the Bible than many of the […]

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JOYS AND CONCERNS – JULY 17, 2019

FOR CONFIDENTIALITY, SOME NAMES MAY NOT BE LISTED HERE.  PLEASE KEEP THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS AND OTHERS IN YOUR PRAYERS. BIRTHS None at this time RECENT SURGERIES/HOSPITALIZATIONS Gene Koschella Sloane Springer Thomas Cleckler NOW HOME Karen Jenkins Peggy Blake REHAB/EXTENDED CARE Robbie Robinson Dee Thomas Gwen Jenkins Walt Zulch DEATHS Jana Champagne’s father Keith Hinton’s grandfather […]

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Detained

There is a narrow bridge – a very narrow bridge – on the farm-to-market road I take to Siete Ranch these days. Earlier in the year, the county decided to widen the bridge, and I was thrilled about that. But the work has moved forward at a snail’s pace, and that is stating the matter […]

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A Series of Stories

“That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake. Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat in it, while all the people stood on the shore. Then he told them many things in parables…”  – Matthew 13:1-2 This Sunday, we began a new […]

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JOYS AND CONCERNS – JULY 10

FOR CONFIDENTIALITY, SOME NAMES MAY NOT BE LISTED HERE.  PLEASE KEEP THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS AND OTHERS IN YOUR PRAYERS. BIRTHS Brooklyn Olivia Schuller, first grandchild of Dale and Cindy Smith, was born on July 5, 2019.  Her parents are Kyle and Sarah (Smith) Schuller. RECENT SURGERIES/HOSPITALIZATIONS Karen Jenkins Peggy Blake NOW HOME Norm Jones REHAB/EXTENDED […]

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Values

“…as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”  – Joshua 24:15 Last week, I talked about the importance of a family mission statement to articulate what God is doing in your family, no matter what it looks like or the life-stage you are in. If you missed the article, you can find it here. […]

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Renewing the Vision

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” (Declaration of Independence) Thus, the remarkable vision of our Founders, all of whom were flawed human beings. We can be […]

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School Supply Drive 2019

Help us provide supplies for students in need! Please drop the following items off at the giant Crayon box outside the Children’s Discovery Center: Backpacks 3-ring binders 1”- 3” Spiral notebooks (70pp) wide and college rule Notebook filler paper (wide and college rule) Dividers with 5 or 8 tabs Graph paper (4squares/inch) Manuscript tablets  for […]

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Going on to Perfection

Our family’s faith story began almost twenty years ago, not long before we got engaged. I grew up Roman Catholic. Whitney’s family didn’t go to church. But we knew that we would someday want to raise our children in a community of faith.  Whitney had gone to preschool at the First United Methodist Church in […]

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