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Seminar Sampler

Many people ask to see a sample of the material that Heather and I share about Life in God’s Way.  We’re eager to pass it on so it can touch more lives.  We feel convinced that the Spirit of God will bless those who are willing to follow His guidance for marriage and all relationships.  So, I thought I’d use this post to share links to our most current seminar materials.  Here are the links to the seminar Power Point and...

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He Gave Me a Thumbs Up

Yesterday I had the privilege of visiting a church member in the hospital following a MAJOR surgery.  He was able to speak for the first time in over 48 hours.  He’d been through a lot and was still a bit out of it.  I shared God’s Word of comfort and support.  I prayed.  I told him he didn’t need to talk because I knew it was hard for him.  He didn’t say much, but he did one thing that was very powerful.  As I...

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Cooperating in Christ

Exciting things are happening at the mission site being supported by my congregation.   The Gathering Place is 14 miles down the road from our main campus, but the distance is being shortened as we’re working more closely together.  One of our associate pastors and leader of The Gathering Place, Pastor Bill Northend, just left to answer a Call to Sonoma, CA.  He will be missed, but the Lord always provides.  Our SMP vicar, Bob Scott,...

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Evil, Evil, Evil, LIGHT!

Dale Meyer, President of Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, made this observation in his blog today, “It’s a deluge of news day-in and day-out, more than anyone can take in.  So we skim from story to story, don’t get too bothered.  These days even the skimming is wearing down our spirits.  The death of Robin Williams, looting in St. Louis, Islamic terrorists, civil war in Ukraine, Nigerians girls still kidnapped, Hamas and Israel… ...

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Whenever something “good” becomes what’s “best,” we may be worshipping an idol.  That’s a thought that rose to the surface as I was having a discussion today with some other pastors about the book Center Church by Timothy Keller. You’re probably quick to agree.  Sure!  When people take a good drink of wine and make it the “best” way to deal with problems, then it’s an idol.  When...

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