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Quote: We Have Done Hard Things

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Palm Sunday Sermon

After the sermon, Isaiah 50:4-9a was read, and then youth joined me in a dramatic reading called “Things We Thought We Knew” written by Rev. Kerry Greenhill. The scripture and the dramatic reading were the passion part of the service.

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Palm Sunday Reflections

I remember as a child gathering outside of my home church on the front lawn as the church service was beginning. We had our palm branches in hand and were already waving and running around as we waited. Then, at … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Year of Living Prayerfully

Each Lent I choose to add a spiritual discipline or practice to my routine. With a new child in my life, I hadn’t really given this much thought this year. Somewhat organically, I found myself spending more time in prayer. I … Continue reading

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Grace of God (2015)

There is a delicate balance to be found between the legalism of the Old Testament and the astonishing grace of the New Testament. Too often we are either overwhelmingly consumed with following the “rules” that we ignore the power of … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Get Prepared

by Rev. Tammie Grimm Read Mark 8:31-38 “Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by elders, chief priests and teachers of the law, and that he must be killed … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Trust in God’s Promise

by Michelle Hettmann Read Psalm 118:19-29. This past fall, I studied abroad in Lugano, Switzerland, and Adigrat, Ethiopia. I was so blessed to have the opportunity to set foot in over 10 countries and experience glimpses of life in communities all … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Finding Silence

by Rev. Deacon Lisa McGehee “Be still and know I am God.” (Psalm 46:10) Animals have an uncanny knack for reading the moods and habits of their human companions. My cat Pippin knows the precise moment when I wake up in … Continue reading

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Guest Post: One-Upmanship

by Brock Weigel Read Psalm 31: 9-16 “For my life is spent with sorrow and my years with sighing; my strength has failed because of my iniquity, and my body has wasted away.” (Psalm 31: 10) While playing basketball, the goal … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Hope in the Darkness

by Lauren Wright Read Psalm 31:9-16. When I was in 4th grade, I desperately wanted a guinea pig for Christmas. Being the clever child that I was, I decided that I would name my guinea pig “Hope,” because it was … Continue reading

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