The Secret Ingredient to Flourishing-Self Control

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” – Galatians 5:22-23 Have your ever watched a “managed” football game?  Flags thrown on every other play.  It is painful to watch as the referees take

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Intrinsic Dignity

“He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8 Today we begin a new mini-series:  “Justice & Mercy.” At the heart of Justice and Mercy is

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Exclusion or Light?

“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you. Nations will come to your light,and kings to the brightness

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Beginning the New Year with an Uncommon Hope

Romans 15:13—“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Today we get to unpack this verse.  The Verse of the Year for 2017–with the goal that those who

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Christmas: The Other Stuff

Merry Christmas to you! We’re here to celebrate the good news of great comfort and joy found in Jesus this day.  We’ll treasure Jesus, as Mary did, and proclaim that He is our Savior, as the shepherds did. By meditating on His Word and coming to Him in prayer, we

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The Wonder of Christmas

On the first Christmas, people traveled to meet baby Jesus –invited by angels. We hope and pray that you will meet Jesus tonight too—whether or not you were invited by angels. Listen to the Christmas Gospel. What were the reactions of the shepherds? What about Mary? Praying you experience true

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God with Us

God has created us to produce abundance that is intended to be shared, and this puts us into an amazing web of relationships.  God also has intentions for how we live in these relationships. It isn’t what comes natural, but it helps make it possible that everyone gets the best

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Living Wisely with Abundance

God has created us to produce abundance that is intended to be shared, and this puts us into an amazing web of relationships.  God also has intentions for how we live in these relationships. It isn’t what comes natural, but it helps make it possible that everyone gets the best

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How Work Works

I remember my kids being engrossed in the picture books of Richard Scarry, especially “What Do People Do All Day.” Cartoon illustrations filled each page describing the different kinds of work that people do—it was fascinating to them…and to me.   What if work is the opportunity to join with others,

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