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Uncertain Times

Hoover Dam is drying up. The water level of Lake Mead, the water source for the dam, is at an all-time low, just around 1000 feet in depth. Particularly disconcerting is the visible water ring surrounding the top of the Hoover Dam wall, a somber reminder of how much the water level has dropped since…

Practice Patience. Keep Watch.

I don’t know about you, but Advent is something I’ve had to grow into. More accurately, perhaps, it’s a season I’m still growing into. I can remember lighting the candles in the weeks leading up to Christmas. I remember beautiful services leading up to Christmas Eve by candlelight. However, my memories are all pretty much…

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The Meaning of Thanksgiving

As we approach Thanksgiving Sunday, we would do well to remember and consider the true meaning of Thanksgiving and the words “thank you”. Aside from its more popular definition as a national holiday, Thanksgiving means an outpouring of gratitude, especially to God. Regrettably, words like as “thank you” have a tendency to lose a lot…

Gratitude

This morning after service, I had a conversation. During the conversation, we chatted about what music selections would be chosen for the next couple of Sunday services. I mentioned that we were in the odd time just before Thanksgiving and the beginning of Advent. While there is a plan in place for music over the coming…

Diverse and Casual People and Togetherness Concept

Carnival!

There are few things that make my heart smile like folks connecting with kids. There’s something about the energy that’s created when people of different ages connect with each other that I don’t feel like we can ever get enough of. The carnival Journey puts on for the kiddos at Casa Blanca Community School is…

Get Your Fellowship On

What do you think of when you think of fellowship? What images come to mind? Do you see the table full of food that seems to magically appear when the word potluck is spoken? Do you see groups of folks from your church family chatting and laughing before and after church? Do you think about…

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Who Gets the Credit?

Harry S. Truman, the 33rd President of the U.S., once said, “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” This is a very thought-provoking quote because it highlights our need for recognition. Naturally, we all like to receive accolades for the things that we do. We like…

Perspective

Between mainstream and social media, it’s easy in our connected world to feel pretty hopeless and helpless about the state of humanity. There is so much anger and hate. So much angst and division.  Sometimes a bit of perspective – a step away – is the order of the day. I’m writing this in the…

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Cast All Your Cares to God

“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”  – 1 Peter 5:7 “Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.” – Psalm 55:22 In 1972, singer Bill Withers released his Billboard-topping, hit single “Lean On Me”. The song has an inspiring…

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World Communion Sunday

For this blog entry, I’d like to look at the topic of Christian unity. October 2nd … World Communion Sunday. A day described by the National Council of Churches as a time to “promote Christian unity and ecumenical cooperation” among Christian churches worldwide. At the center of World Communion Sunday is the observance of the…