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Looking Ahead and Staying Focused

As we begin a new year, we stand at the threshold of uncertainty. Like in business, we can go into a new venture with hope and anticipation but we also know it is an adventure not without risks. Starting the new year in a positive way is important, but it is also important to remember…

Doing Life…God’s Way

As a parent and now a grandparent, I’ve learned that raising children requires a lot of patience, grace, and love. Part of love is placing things like parameters and boundaries to keep them safe and in line. As they get older, generally the boundaries are relaxed as they become more responsible and mature. When they…

Going Deeper

How many here know how to swim? When I was growing up, I wasn’t afforded the opportunity like many to take things like swimming lessons and the such. That means today, as an adult, I’m not very comfortable around deep water. When I was a young teenager I was playing out on the docks of…

Forgiven to Forgive

Because we live in a world where “winning” is seemingly all that matters, sometimes we have a hard time fully understanding God’s forgiveness and His sacrificed life for us. We believe Jesus died for our sins, but we don’t fully understand how that affects our lives. There were many things from the death of Christ…

From Casual to Careless

Many years ago, Pastor Charles Stanley wrote a small provocative book called, “Confronting Casual Christianity.” In the book, he addresses what I think many Christians are experiencing today – a lack of commitment and passion for God and the Church. In my own experience it is usually evidenced by a lack of attendance on Sundays,…