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40 Days of Prayer

Lent is the period of 40 days that leads up to Holy Week.  Admittedly, we Baptists have tended to not pay much attention to the liturgical calendar, but there is some wisdom to be gained in listening to what the broader Christian family has to tell us during this season.

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A Fresh Start

Let’s face it, there is nothing uniquely spiritual about New Year’s Day.  The only mention of a new year in the Bible comes at the Passover in Exodus 12, when God is leading his people out of slavery in Egypt. When we translate from the lunar calendar used back then to the Gregorian calendar used today, Passover happens in March or April, in the week that leads up to our celebration of Easter.  January 1 never appears in the Bible…

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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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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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