Called to Know, Grow & Go

As we prepare to close out this year and enter into a new one, there are a couple of visible changes that you can anticipate.  Neither one by itself represents a major overhaul, but taken together they are part of our larger effort to begin implementing the priorities of our new strategic plan... 

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Standing on History: Israel 2018

Today we toured the old city of Jerusalem. The Jerusalem of today is a modern, sprawling city with high rises and traffic and all the things you associate with an international destination, but nestled in the midst of it is an ancient, walled community measuring no more than 1.5 square miles. This is the area, more or less, to which the Bible refers when it speaks of Jerusalem.

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Center of the Universe: Israel 2018

After spending two days in the area around the Sea of Galilee, yesterday we turned south and followed the Jordan River valley all the way to the northern tip of the Dead Sea, at which point we turned west and began the climb up to Jerusalem…

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Truth Over Power: Israel 2018

When you experience something moving or meaningful, your first instinct is usually to find someone with whom to share it. If, for example, you encounter a beautiful sunset, you almost can’t help but run back inside the house to call for your spouse to come out and join you. Somehow the experience means more to you if you can bring someone else into it…

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An Ash Wednesday Reflection

Today is Ash Wednesday. It is a tradition that we low church Baptists have tended to ignore, but regardless of whether we attend a formal Ash Wednesday service or not, there is great wisdom and truth in what this day represents to the greater Christian family...

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Let's Try This Again.

Back in early December, I made a personal commitment to read through the Bible over the next year. I am fortunate to have a powerful Bible study software program on my computer, and one of the features it provides is the ability to create your own Bible reading plan. It will even track your progress electronically so you can always know where you stand in relation to your goal. How’s it going?

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Gratitude

As I write these words, it's the day after Christmas. After weeks of constant activity, there is finally a moment of calm and quiet to sit and reflect on all that has happened. That’s one of the things I appreciate about Christmas; it serves as a marker in time that forces me to look back at the year that has passed. 

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