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Learning to Soar

“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31 Weary and faint. I don’t know about you, but those are two words that seem all too familiar to me during…

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Balance And The Thin Blue Line

Clearly, not every one of the 800,000 men and women who have taken the pledge to protect and serve in this country are without flaw. Given that law enforcement recruits from the human race, it is just as liable to employ broken, sinful men and women, capable of all kinds of injustice, as every other…

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VBS 2020

Much like everything else this year, VBS looked a little different! We were given a box of VBS fun for three days, and it filled our home with Scripture, fun games and creativity! Our school-aged boys LOVED having something to look forward to for those three days, and begged to do VBS as soon as…

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Unplugging From Distractions

As a high school leader, I am constantly hearing stories of where God is on the move. He is transforming young men and women in their own unique way to be shaped into people that look more like Jesus. I would like to share a recent story as an encouragement to our church. One of…

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God Is Working!

When the quarantine started, I prayed and asked God how He would have me serve. One thing I was prompted to do was start a Zoom prayer meeting for the staff at my school (I am a teacher). Even though school ended, we are still meeting every week for prayer. It has now evolved into…

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Jesus In A Box

VBS, three simple letters, yet for many people when they hear them uttered it immediately conjures up images of days filled with over-the-top skits, music, games, Bible stories and snacks. I cannot tell you how many people have shared with us over the years that they came to know Jesus at a VBS. Even in…

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When Not Singing Is Worship

We were leaving a morning chapel at Biola when my friend Daniel asked, “What do you think that line from the worship song we just sang meant?” He was referring to the song I Am Set Free and the climactic line, “It is for freedom that I am set free.” Daniel was right — it’s…

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Ramblings Of A Child Of God: 1 John 3

We carry many titles in our lifetime. You may be a husband or wife. Some people call you dad or mom. Depending on your work in life you are tagged with an occupational title. Maybe you are identified by your recreational activity. Are you a runner, a quilter, a foodie or a fan of a…

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Minecraft, Rubik’s Cubes, And Endgame Theories

When our strongest connections are with our WiFi routers, finding meaningful relationships seems impossible. When the 5th and 6th Grade Ministry had to stop meeting in person, we immediately opted for Zoom hangouts. I started hosting a hangout with the guys each Tuesday at lunch. I never knew who or how many would show up….

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What Keeps You Up At Night?

Last Friday night, the Women’s Ministry gathered over Zoom to pray and we pondered that question. What keeps you up at night? World events, anxious thoughts, health concerns, issues of justice, family problems — they tend to mess with our sleep and with our peace. In this season of chronic information overload, it was beautiful…

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