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Man with a Shoe Box

          Reprinted with permission from The Good News newspaper Man with a Shoebox By Susan LeDoux Yves Dushime’s smile is almost as large as he is. “Let me hug you. I’m a hugger,” he said as … Continue reading

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Operation Christmas Child

      Did you ever stumble upon something you never heard of, only to discover that this something was huge and you wonder how you could have missed it? That’s what happened with me and Operation Christmas Child, a … Continue reading

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Lion of Judah

The speaker at a seminar I attended welcomed everyone from all the “tribes” that made up the audience of pastors and church workers representing various Christian denominations. I had never heard the word “tribe” attributed to a church denomination, but … Continue reading

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Doing Church in America Part II

Thom S. Rainer’s book, I am a Church Member, is so small you can read it in a few hours. In my previous blog, I wrote about his comments relative to a spirit of serving rather than one of entitlement … Continue reading

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Sometimes Simpler is Better

I knew when I was half way through making the king sized quilt I had designed for our bed, that it was probably not a good idea after all. I wondered how I would protect my work of art from … Continue reading

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The Jewish Carpenter

A remarkable elderly lady in our congregation had a unique ministry.  Every week a guard ushered her into a visiting room where she would counsel, love and pray for women prisoners. She was a lady of steel out the outside … Continue reading

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Millennial Nones

What on earth are “millennial nones”? Recently a Pew Research Poll, a Gallup poll and a poll from UC-Berkley and Duke University showed church affiliation in the United States is as low as it has ever been since they’ve been … Continue reading

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God, Not Men, at Work

I’ve just finished reading David Platt’s book Radical (Multinomah Books, Colorado Springs, Colorado © 2012) and from the beginning he challenges how we “do church” America as we try to apply the values of the American Dream to an entity … Continue reading

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Athiest Heaven

                There is a bit of a stir in the media’s religion beat over comments Pope Francis made in his Sunday sermon recently. He rightly said Jesus died on the Cross for all people, even atheists, but then added atheists … Continue reading

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Choose Wisely, Grasshopper

                As part of a Bible study on discipleship, our pastor assigned the book The Trouble with Jesus by Joseph M. Stowell, author, past president of the Moody Bible Institute and the current Teaching Pastor at Harvest Bible Chapel.             … Continue reading

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