Break through the religious façade

Hebrews 1:1-6 They made up their own. Their own ways of living, their own ways of being, their own ways of what it means to faithful. It’s the “we’ve always done it this way before.” We’ve create an entangled, fractured, broken way of living … and our soul starts to wilt. It’s a dead faith. […]

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Searching for meaning

A few years ago—a pastor friend was riding with a sheriff’s deputy, who was a member of his church. He was called to an apartment building to investigate possible “domestic violence.” When they arrived, they found a young woman and a small child of about 18 months. The woman (actually just a girl—about 17 or […]

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Needing a Rest

Guest Pastor Bruce Falken Mark 6:30-34; 55-56 Bill Heider said one time, “The only thing wrong with being retired is that you never get a day off.”  In talking with many people who are retired, I’ve heard they are busier now than they ever were when they were working.

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Who’s in the pilot’s seat?

A couple of days ago I saw this bumper sticker. “If God is your co-pilot … change seats.”  Good advice. But we all know that it’s easier said than done. He is the Creator and we are the creatures. He is the Master and we are the servants. He is the Father and we are […]

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In Elie Wiesel’s autobiography he wrote about an experience when he was a prisoner in Auschwitz.   Three young Jewish men were hanged alongside of one another. One by one – inmates were forced to parade past. The two adult men were dead, but the child right in the middle of them was so light that […]

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Remind Yourself to Just Breathe

What is stressing you out? How do you deal with stress? What do the scriptures say? Have you ever—had to ‘Remind’ your self—just to ‘breathe’? Maybe sounds strange or silly—but has anyone ever just told you—”Now, just take a deep breath” as they tried to calm you down? Stress—it’s part of the human condition— it […]

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Is Your God Too Small?

It was one of the last things Jesus said to his disciples: “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the father, and of the son, and of the Holy Spirit.” Remember that? It’s a simple message. Really simple. But how’s it working for ya?  With over 2,000 years of […]

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What causes fear in your life?

What causes fear in your life?  Thomas and the other disciples were really afraid and saw no hope. Then Jesus shows up and instead of criticizing or condemning says to them—“My peace I give to you.” That’s God’s promise to you and me no matter what makes us afraid.  You can trust Jesus. Grace be to […]

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