Why Don’t We Have A Calm System?

A friend of mine recently told a group of us that he has a minor condition with his nervous system.   ---------------------------------------------------- And I asked what I thought was the obvious question:  "Why don't we have a calm system?" We have nerve...

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Forty Years Ago Yesterday

Forty years ago yesterday, January 7, 1979, I became a Christian. I had been baptized as an infant in the Episcopal Church, but by the time I was four or five, my mom stopped going herself or taking her kids.  So I never went to Sunday School, never attended VBS,...

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Up In Arms Launches — The “Yellfest” Sermon Rewind

Yesterday's message ... Started what might be our most timely series ever, Up In Arms; Presented Proverbs as one of the few places in the bible where context is something, not everything; Had a rare "two phased" bottom line.  For most of the message it was People who...

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Up In Arms Launch — Why Are People So Angry These Days?

Have you noticed? Have you noticed how so many people are so mad these days? Mad at each other.  Mad at traffic.  Mad at politicians.  Mad at themselves. And … have you noticed that the same people keep getting mad at the same things?  And maybe, just maybe, have you...

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Words Make Worlds. Again.

Each week, our staff receives Prayer Cards from our Children's Ministry.  The Prayer Cards contain prayer requests from the youngest folks in our church. Here's the one I received last week:   ------------------------------------- A first grader praying to have...

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What The Creed Says … And What It Doesn’t Say

I love the last line of the Apostles’ Creed: [. . . I believe] in the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting. Amen. While the Creed may not have the same level of authority as inspired Scripture, it nevertheless represents the best of the collective wisdom...

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