Pastor Blog

Seeking Resurrection

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     As the Easter Season rolls along, we continue to dwell in the reality of resurrection. The challenge for me, of course, is that in my reality, physical resurrection seems to be an abstract concept.        As far as I can tell, I’ve...

Happy Easter & April Fools!

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     The sermon essentially writes itself this time around. For the first time in some 70+ years the quirkiness of our calendars merges together two things: the Easter resurrection and practical jokes.       I think about the individuals who show up...

Entering the Mystery of Easter

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      Lent is a time for us to get ready. We are getting ready to enter into the “Mystery of Easter.” As we continue to get ready throughout this season we hear Sunday after Sunday about the covenants that God has made with us, the People of God, starting...

Going on a Journey

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    It is hard to believe that we stand on the cusp of Lent, a season that begins with ashes (strangely enough on Valentine’s Day this year) and ends with the solemnity of the cross.      Lent is a season defined by the “3 Lenten...

The Mystery of Christmas Goes On

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Merry Christmas!      The above refrain is fresh in our minds. Generally speaking it’s one reserved for a narrow 48-hour window (Christmas Eve & Christmas Day).       By this point in time it’s a faux pas to use the phrase as...

Making Preparations

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     Being prepared is never easy, especially when it comes to children. Before our boys were born we did everything to prepare for their arrival only to have all of them arrive 7+ weeks prior to their “due dates.”       Now that...

Grace and Thanksgiving

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“The Great Thanksgiving” isn’t the name of some new Charlie Brown special, but instead is something we experience each and every week during our worship together.      During this portion of the service we prepare ourselves to share the meal of bread and...

Happy Anniversary

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     A few months back Katie and I celebrated our wedding anniversary. The celebration was what would be expected for such an occasion: gifts (it was our “copper” anniversary according to the internet), flowers, a dinner out (specifically without the boys), and a...

O Perfect Love

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It's wedding season once more and love is in the air (which is great because I was getting tired of the 95% humidity that was previously in the air)! Weddings are wonderfully fun events filled with family, friends, food, and dancing. Unbelievable amounts of money (an average wedding costing an...